Twelfth Night Revels

What Is Revels?

The Twelfth Night Revels are part of a long-standing tradition that highlights the Orpheus Club season year after year. An irreverent and humorous musical production staged by a select group from within the Club, our Revels feature original arrangements (and sometimes lyrics) to songs loosely linked by a topical plot line. The music includes a wide variety of styles, and all roles are played by OC men in stunning and sometimes outrageous costumes and make-up.

No Recording Please!

Please remember the Club’s policy regarding privacy and the recording of pictures and video inside the Clubhouse. Note that if you are found snapping pictures or video during the performance, the device will be taken from you by an usher or club officer. You will be asked to delete the images in exchange for its return. 

What Do I Need To Know?

Formal attire is requested (including black tie for the gentlemen) except at any matinee when you are welcome to wear business attire.

Evening shows begin at exactly 8:30pm (doors open at 7:45pm)  so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to take your seat. Drink service will be available to those seated before the performance, so please do not visit the upstairs bar before the show.

Any empty seats at curtain time will be reassigned to standing room patrons. Another reason to show up on time!

Ushers at each performance will have a complete record of all seats assigned if you have forgotten your ticket. They will help make certain you fully enjoy your evening at the Orpheus Club.  Please contact Club Manager Charlotte Calmels at of 215-641-1872 for ticket assistance.

Associate members attending Revels are able to reserve and pay for dinner at the Union League of Philadelphia in either Cafe Meredith or the 1862 Room.  Please contact Leah McCormick at 215-587-5571 or for dining reservations or additional information.

Note that Pre-Revels dinner will not be served at the Orpheus Clubhouse this year.   

After the show, an open bar and generous buffet of cocktail fare will tempt you to extend your visit to enjoy the company of fellow members and our traditional roundtable of songs both old and new.

To be a better neighbor on our unique residential side-street, we are enforcing a no-cars policy after 10 pm. This means that personal auto or “Uber” pickup must not be made on Van Pelt Street.

Please request auto pickup at the north or south end of Van Pelt Street at the intersection of Locust or Spruce. Elderly or handicapped patrons are excluded from this restriction. All guests are asked to be quiet and respectful of our neighbors as you exit the Club after a night of fun.  

Note: The Orpheus Club closes at 1:00 am on Revels performance nights.

 When and Where?

The show is presented at the OC clubhouse at 254 S. Van Pelt Street, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY! Evening performances begin at 8:30pm sharp, and matinee performances begin at 2:00pm.

Any show cancellations due to inclement weather will be emailed to patrons attending the affected show. 

2023 Performance Schedule:

Friday, January 27 (showtime 8:30 pm / doors open 7:45 pm)
Saturday January 28 (showtime 8:30 pm / doors open 7:45 pm)
Sunday, January 29 (showtime 2:00 pm / doors open 1:15 pm)

Thursday, February 2 (showtime 8:30 pm / doors open 7:45 pm)
Friday, February 3 (showtime 8:30 pm / doors open 7:45 pm)
Saturday, February 4 (showtime 8:30 pm / doors open 7:45 pm)

Friday, February 10 (showtime 8:30 pm / doors open 7:45 pm)
Saturday, February 11 (showtime 8:30 pm / doors open 7:45 pm)