Bok Tech is closing in June.
Bok Technical High School (our venue for Spare A Dime) rose during the Great Depression. On Thursday, amid the Great Recession, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted to close Bok Tech along with 22 other district schools. Read more about the history of Bok Tech and the issues surrounding its closing on our earlier blog posts here.
After 75 years of artful operation, Spare A Dime will be the last performances to occur Bok's marvelously New Deal deco theater. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bok Tech Theater is a grand 1000-seat Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. How sad and ironic it is that a piece about the WPA will be the last to be hosted at the site.
Visit this hidden treasure while you can; tickets for Spare A Dime are available by clicking here or by calling COSACOSA at 215.385.2554.