Building Community Together
“To initiate, ENGAGE, and support community-led actions that enhance and promote art, culture, and education.”
WHO ARE WE?
Trinity Center for Urban Life (TCUL) is a non profit organization that provides a space for the community and responds to their needs by providing cultural events, educational opportunities, and neighborhood services.
We began as a group of concerned residents and members of Trinity Memorial Church to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of the neighborhood’s beloved beacon of spiritual and community engagement. With renewed vision, TCUL undertook fundraising efforts and a capital campaign to cooperatively reopen the doors to Trinity Memorial Church as a center for arts, culture and education, and spiritual enrichment targeted toward the ever-changing and growing demographics of the surrounding area.
TCUL offers a wide variety of arts and cultural programs, educational opportunities and neighborhood activities. Revenue generated from rentals directly supports our programming and the maintenance of our buildings. Each rental helps us to remain an important resource in our community. The rooms, including the beautiful Great Hall, rebuilt after the catastrophic fire in 1994, can be rented for gatherings of all sorts, from large parties to intimate recitals. Fully movable seating means that the space can be configured and decorated for many different events. Concerts, receptions, weddings, meetings, workshops, conferences, and celebrations occupy these gracious buildings.
To engage, initiate and support community-led actions which enhance and promote the unique benefits of urban living in Center City Philadelphia and respond to its challenges. To support emerging art groups, and diverse, cultural community events by providing a venue at below-market rentals.
On Friday, October 14 4pm-8am we have an overnight marathon reading of Bram Stokers DRACULA! Tickets available thru the Rosenbach Museum at Rosenbach.org/Dracuthon.
On Tuesday, October 18th, at 10:30am we have the Philadanco! D/2 apprentice company. They are presenting "Rise of the Raven" and other selections, some of which are choreographed by members of the ensemble.
On Thursday, November 17th, we have Opera Philadelphia presenting "When Marion Sang", based on a children's book about Marion Anderson. With soprano Megnot Toggia, tenor Cory Walker, and pianist Jinhyun Park.