Supporting America’s Oldest Theatre

Walnut Street TheatrePhilanthropy and corporate social responsibility, our giving back to benefit the community, are core values for Progressive Business Publications.  We recognize how important our nonprofits are to the quality of life in our region.  Their contributions to great education, entertainment, information and improving health are vital.

Our employees (PBPers) eagerly support our commitment to our public responsibilities, and are proud of the impact of our nonprofit initiatives. Sometimes, our PBPers have the extra pleasure of a special connection with our nonprofit partners.  This is the case with Philadelphia’s outstanding Walnut Street Theatre, America’s Oldest Theatre, the Official State Theatre of Pennsylvania, and a National Historic Landmark. With more than 56,000 season ticket holders, the Walnut is also the most subscribed theatre company in the world!   Progressive Business Publications is currently celebrating its tenth sponsorship of a main-stage series.  This year the production is the high-energy fifties favorite Grease.

As a part of the Progressive Business Publications sponsorship, a group of employees are invited to Patron Nights, private dinners in the theatre’s historic Langworthy Lounge followed by VIP seats in the Executive Box.  Our managers rave about their Patron Night, since it offers a unique and relaxed opportunity for team building.  A delicious and elegant dinner, an intriguing setting, and then an exciting musical — what could be better!

Patron Night Host and Chief Marketing Officer for Progressive Business Publications, Jim Hathaway, remarked: “A night at the Walnut is such a great way to acknowledge the team, with a great meal, a fantastic show, and an environment that allows you to put work to the side temporarily. This has proven to be a great team-building opportunity, and creates personal connections with colleagues and their spouses.”

Grease has now been extended due to popular demand!