Room Capacity

Masks are strongly recommended in Platt House managed spaces. Please be prepared to present your Green PennOpen pass if requested onsite. 

  • No eating permitted in Platt House rehearsal rooms. 
  • Do not overcrowd rooms. 
  • Take frequent breaks. 
  • You must record the name, email address, and phone number of every person who attends your activity. This is important in case contact tracing is needed. 
  • As the person submitting this space request, you must act as the Health Marshall for this reservation. As Health Marshall, you must:
    • Make sure all individuals in your reservation adhere to the above regulations. 
    • Check all individuals in your reservations for Green Open Passes. 
      • Do not permit anyone with a Red Open Pass to attend the activity. 
      • Do not permit anyone without a Green Open Pass to attend the activity. 

By submitting your reservation request, you agree that you and all members of your reservation will adhere to the regulations listed above and in the terms and conditions. 


Please note: these protocols are per current University guidance. Regulations could change at any time. Please keep an eye on any communication related to Covid protocols. 



Platt House has performance, meeting, event, and rehearsal space available to the Penn Community. Spaces are primarily intended for use by student groups under advisement by Platt House staff including PAC groups. However, Penn student groups and individuals are welcome to reserve rehearsal rooms.

If you intend to hold a public event such as a master class or workshop, you must make special arrangements by e-mailing

In addition to the spaces within Platt House walls, Platt House staff manage reservations for the Penn Live Arts Dance Studio (formerly the Annenberg Dance Studio). This space is located at Penn Live Arts and is primarily intended for student dance groups not affiliated with PAC.


Platt 175 Capacity: 40

Highly favored among Penn dancers, Platt 175 is a sizable dance studio featuring mirrors, bares, a sprung floor, and sound system.
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Platt 176 Capacity: 12

Known to frequenters of Platt House, 176 is "the room with the drums." The smallest of our rehearsal spaces, 176 is intended for individuals and small music ensembles. It features an upright piano and complete drum set. Bands often use this space and therefore, one or more amps may be found here, though they are not intended to be stored in 176.
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Platt 177 Capacity: 30

This space is designated the medium music room as it features a baby grand piano and ample space for small to medium-sized ensembles. This space is particularly special as it was made possible by a generous donation of the Class of 1969.
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Platt 179 Capacity: 35

This large rehearsal room is intended for theater rehearsals, but also works well for large music ensembles. Platt 179 features some furniture including tables, chairs, and music stands, as well as an upright piano. This space is also a favorite of our After School Arts at Penn program as it showcases a mural painted by student participants, led by the Penn Art Club.
No times available

Platt 180 Capacity: 40

"The musical theater room," as it is called by many Platt House users, Room 180 features mirrors, bares, a sprung floor, sound system, upright piano, and some furniture including tables, chairs, and music stands.
No times available

Masks are strongly recommended in Platt House managed spaces. Please be prepared to present your Green PennOpen pass if requested onsite. 

It is expected that all Platt House rehearsal space users adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Always carry your PennCard with you
  • Only bottled water permitted in rehearsal rooms
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Return the room to its "basic setup" and return borrowed furniture to their original locations
  • Please turn off the sound systems and lights upon exiting
  • Report needed repairs and housekeeping issues to
  • Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in loss of Platt House rehearsal space privileges.