At Temple, you'll find a city's worth of culture right here on campus. Each year, we host hundreds of world-class performances and exhibits that nurture the human spirit, open your eyes to diverse ideas and contribute to a rich campus life.     

On Campus

Boyer College of Music and Dance

The Boyer College is home to a vibrant community of outstanding artists, educators and scholars. Each year, the college presents and hosts a wide variety of public performances and provides myriad opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty and cultural partners. Learn more about Boyer.

Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts

The Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts is a comprehensive and unified academic unit consisting of the Boyer College of Music and Dance and the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. The center serves its neighboring communities, and national and international audiences, through more than 500 annual events, performances, lectures and exhibits. Learn more about Temple's Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts.

Film and Media Arts

Creativity, innovation and award-winning work emanate from this department, which has emerged as one of the leading academic and creative programs in the country. Learn more about Temple's film and media arts offerings.

Liacouras Center

Many of Temple's biggest events happen at the Liacouras Center, including basketball games, concerts, dramatic presentations and graduation ceremonies. This 10,200-seat indoor arena has seen many memorable moments since it opened in 1997. Learn more about upcoming events at the Liacouras Center.

Library Programs and Exhibits

The Temple University Libraries host a series of programs during the fall and spring semesters, “Beyond the Page: Exploring the Cultural, Historical, and Scholarly Record.” Lectures, book talks, exhibitions and panels are free and open to all. These programs broaden the educational opportunities taking place outside the classroom at Temple and enhance the university’s standing as an arts and cultural center in north Philadelphia. Learn more about library programs and exhibits.

Poets & Writers Series

The College of Liberal Arts and the English Department are home to award-winning creative writers in both fiction and poetry. Each semester, the Poets & Writers series—which takes place on Main Campus and in Center City—hosts some of the most exciting writers working today. All readings are free and open to the public. Read more about our Poets & Writers series.

Temple Performing Arts Center

One of the country's most unique performance venues, the Temple Performing Arts Center is located in the former Baptist Temple church. This magnificent historic landmark has been repurposed to bring new vitality to Temple's campus and new opportunities to Philadelphia's arts, culture and business communities. Learn more about the Temple Performing Arts Center.


The Department of Theater is a nationally significant, competitive, professional training program with a resident company that encompasses production, performance and scholarship at the highest level of artistic academic excellence. Learn more about theater at Temple.

Tyler School of Art and Architecture

The classrooms, studios and galleries in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture teem with activity, ideas and inspiration. The school's state-of-the-art home on Main Campus boasts the most advanced visual-arts facilities in the region and functions as a world-class exhibition space, including Temple Contemporary. Learn more about the Tyler School of Art and Architecture

In Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Temple Theaters, Temple Contemporary and the Boyer College of Music and Dance are members of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the region's premier leadership, advocacy and audience development organization for arts and culture. The alliance's mission is to lead, strengthen and give voice to a diverse cultural sector that is making Philadelphia a world-class region in which to live, work and play. Learn more about cultural events in Philadelphia.

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