A black box theater and indie cinema in the heart of Philadelphia

Located across from Love Park at 1435 Arch St. Fl. 2 (on 15th St.)

In solidarity with the students and faculty of University of the Arts, Yellow Bicycle Theater is offering FREE use of our 44-seat black box theater and indie cinema from today through Independence Day.

Host a fundraiser, open mic, staged reading, short play, musical or dance performance, film screening, gallery opening, town hall meeting, whatever your heart desires. What’s more, the Bike is right across from Love Park, making it the perfect staging area for outdoor events. UArts students and faculty interested in organizing an event, and volunteers willing to help coordinate, please contact us.

UArts has fostered so much talent. One shining example is musical theater alumnus Jonathan Power, shown here playing the lead in Yellow Bicycle’s inaugural production last July.

A few weeks ago an orphaned starling dropped through the theater ceiling. We helped it survive until a larger organization took over and raised it to maturity. It’s flying now over Valley Forge. And the displaced students who are struggling now will be flying soon, if we come together to help them. #uartsatthebike

Coming Soon to Yellow Bicycle Theater

Poland, Part I: Forefathers

Thu Sep 19 – Sun Oct 29, 1h 10m, $20

Prison drama, graveyard rites, demonic possession, the walking dead—”Forefathers” has it all.

A shaman summons ghosts as imprisoned Polish students rage against the Russian machine in Joshua Crone’s new abridged translation of Adam Mickiewicz’s masterpiece of Polish romanticism, “Forefathers’ Eve.”

Poland, Part II: Andermas

Thu Sep 19 – Sun Oct 29, 1h 20m, $20

Take a bowl of water, a candle, a skeleton key. Add vodka and unpaid wages. Stir.

In the bowels of the future Trump Tower, a Slavic tradition awakens ghosts from the past when Polish demolition workers get rowdy drunk on St. Andrew’s Eve. A new Polish drama written and translated by Joshua Crone.

Bicycle Shorts Film Festival 2024 – Sunday, May 5th

Past Productions

In the News

“Washed in the Blood” at the Yellow Bicycle Theater, with (from left) Jonathan Power, Varda Appleton and Jack Piccioni.


It’s a busy Philly season for filmmaker-playwright Joshua Crone

Crone arrived in Philadelphia in 2021, after working in New York and Los Angeles. He runs Yellow Bicycle Co. and is getting ready for a busy Fringe season.

Growing up in an evangelical Christian home in upstate New York and then central Florida, playwright and filmmaker Joshua Crone… [Full Article]

“Keep Yellow Bicycle on your radar. This is certain to be a performance space gem in our city.”

Ashes Ashes at Yellow Bicycle Theatre gives audiences a closer look at Enola Gay pilots in a tale that spans decades

By Brenda Hillegas

“Yellow Bicycle Theater is a fantastic new black box theatre and art house cinema just behind Love Park… The theatre’s intimate setting is perfect for the portrayal of real-life Enola Gay pilots Paul Tibbets (played by James C. Gavin) and Robert Lewis (Crone). You’ll find yourself down a rabbit hole of information, what ifs, and a close look at what could have been going on inside of their heads…and so many others at that time… Crone’s story grip’s viewers as we witness the pilots’ encounters with two young women who turn out to be a big part of their history – the Hiroshima survivor turned prostitute Miko (Mayo Kinoshita) and Japanese-American journalist Asuna (Kassidy Kimata)… This is a not-to-be-missed Fringe Festival pick. With only four performances left, you need to make a plan to see it this weekend or next Thursday.” [Full Review]