Upper Darby Summer Stage brings the magic of live performance at the lowest possible prices to over 30,000 audience members annually.
Founded in 1976, Upper Darby Summer Stage is set to celebrate its 48th season in 2023. Sponsored by the Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation, Summer Stage welcomes over 30,000 audience members each summer to its six Children’s Theater shows, Mainstage musical, Summer Stories Series and Dance Troupe. Ranging from ages 10-28, nearly 700 participants take part in every aspect of the program from performances onstage to technical theater backstage.
Since its inception, Summer Stage has opened the magical world of musical theater to hundreds of thousands of children and teenagers through a comprehensive program of classes, performing experiences and outstanding performances for the entire community.
Behind the scenes, young technicians have the opportunity to gain skills in carpentry, painting, props lighting, sound and more alongside professional technicians from the Philadelphia region.