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The BOX: End of Isolation Tour

August 13, 2022, 7:00 pm – August 14, 2022, 10:00 pm

The BOX: End of Isolation Tour

August 13 & 14 at 7:00 pm.
Separate admission ($20-$50). Tickets on sale now.
Eastern State members get 25% off.

In partnership with Abolitionist Law Center, and presented by The Pulitzer Center, The End of Isolation Tour brings immersive theatrical performance “The BOX” to Eastern State Penitentiary for two nights only.

The BOX is a piece of transformational theater that asks the audience to re-examine long-held notions of punishment and solitary confinement. It underscores both the horror of solitary confinement and the humanity of people subjected to it, employing stories inspired by true events to bring awareness to what is occurring in correctional institutions across the country.

The BOX is written and directed by Sarah Shourd, who was held in solitary confinement for over 400 days as a political prisoner in Iran. After discovering the prevalence of solitary confinement in the United States, she collaborated with other survivors and together, they have brought this project to life. Learn more and purchase tickets at

Discount for Eastern State Members:
Eastern State members receive 25% off tickets at all price levels. A discount code will be sent via email. If you did not receive this code and wish to purchase discounted tickets or if you need other assistance, please email [email protected] or call 215-236-5111 x224.

Additional Details:
Doors open at 6:30 pm. The performance will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and will last for one hour and 30 minutes, followed by a 30-minute engagement circle. Please bring your own mask to wear during the performance, N95s are preferred.

This is an immersive theater experience. Seating assignments are first-come-first-serve. Be advised that the performance includes profanity, sexual language, and violent content that may not be appropriate for all ages.

Can't attend in person? Eastern State will also livestream the performance with live captioning on Saturday, August 13. Tune in for free via Zoom webinar or Facebook.

2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner