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Dance Party at the Pen at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary is having a dance party next Saturday. I have some mixed feelings about this. I am a bit bummed out that I only heard of this just today. My schedule is already booked so I can’t go. The pricing also doesn’t work for me. I am allergic to all alcohol, so I hate the idea of having to pay for an open bar that I can’t use. I know that it’s a fundraiser, but a non-alcoholic option where you’d just get tours or something would make it more appealing to me.

I hope that they continue to do this and add a “no alcohol” pricing tier to it. I’d like to try it.

Here is the info if you happen to be in Philadelphia next Saturday:

Dance in the crumbling cellblocks of this abandoned prison, once the most famous and expensive in the world. Beats by DJ Phsh, beer by Yards, wine by Paris Wine Bar, cocktails featuring Bluecoat gin and Penn 1681 vodka, and food by Jack’s Firehouse. The prison doors will open and iron gates close. Curious adventures await….


Saturday, June 16

Dance party 9 pm – 12:30 am

VIP tours begin 8 pm. Select tour time when purchasing ticket.


Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19130


Creative cocktail attire.

Masks encouraged.


General Admission: $75

VIP: $100

Space is limited. Available online only.


General Admission

Includes admission to dance party, hors d’oeuvres, and unlimited beer and wine. Curious adventures throughout the penitentiary complex all night long.

VIP Admission

Includes everything listed above, as well as:

Flashlight tour of the penitentiary

Exclusive access to VIP lounge, featuring cocktails and entertainment

Chance to be selected for one-on-one experiences


Official after-party at Jack’s Firehouse, directly across the street.

Ticket proceeds benefit preservation efforts at this National Historic Landmark. A portion of your admission is tax-deductible; a receipt will be issued with ticket purchase.

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