2021 Live Theater in Lancaster PA

March 24, 2021

Theater seats at Ephrata Performing Arts Center

We’re happy to say that live theater in Lancaster PA is alive and well!!  Great news since one of the many things we all desperately miss after the year we’ve had is LIVE theater.  There are are many reasons to visit Lancaster County.  One that might surprise you is the number, variety and quality of theater & performance venues that visitors can enjoy. We have theaters featuring musical, dramatic, spiritual & comedy productions, as well as dinner theater & interactive experiences.

2021 Live Theater in Lancaster PA

It’s Showtime!!

Here’s a list of the Historic Smithton Inn’s favorite Lancaster PA Theaters & links to upcoming events or their reopening schedule:


Sight & Sound Theater:

Lancaster PA’s #1 tourist attraction and home to epic biblical productions.

  • [Now – December, 2021] Queen Esther, a captivating tale of beauty and bravery.


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American Music Theater:

Central PA’s live entertainment destination! Enjoy an unforgettable experience with a concert or Broadway Style production.

  • [April 30]: Justin Willman – Magic in Real Life Tour
  • [May 1]: Chris Janson – Hits include:  “Buy Me a Boat”, “Fix Me a Drink”
  • [May 2]: ABBA the Concert – An ABBA Tribute Band
  • [May 18 – 27]: AMT Original – Britain’s Best
  • [May 23]: Jimmy Sturr & The Tokens – The “King” of Polka!


Dutch Apple Dinner Theater:

Celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a great meal and fantastic entertainment. It’s an exciting, hassle-free evening!

  • [Feb 24 – April 3]: Happy Days!
  • [April 15 – May 29]: On your Feet – The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
  • [June 3 – July 31]: Beauty & the Beast


Ephrata Performing Arts Center:

EPAC has been producing and performing high quality, award winning productions for the last 25 years.

  • [April 16 – May 1]: The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time
  • [June 17 – 26]: The Boys in the Band
  • [September 2 – 11]: Hedda Gabler

The Fulton Theater:

Experience professional, Broadway-quality musicals, comedies and dramas at Lancaster value in this beautiful National Historic Landmark Theatre.

  • [October 8 – 27] – Wait Until Dark
  • [November 12 – 29] – Peter Pan
  • [November 30 – December 28] – T’was the Night Before Christmas
  • [January 14 – February 13] – Murder on the Orient Express



Classical and contemporary concerts in a stunning facility.

  • [June 11 – 19]: Queen / Journey Tribute
  • [October 1 – 23]: Soon –  A humorous, witty, and poignant postmodern musical which reminds us of the importance of fully embracing life – even with the end in sight.
  • [December 3 – 18]: On the Naughty List


Magic & Wonder Show:

Award winning illusionist!  You’ll think you’re in Vegas!!

  • [Now – October 31]: Check out this all new variety magic show where illusionist Brett Myers and his cast explore both real and imagined worlds that spark wonder in all of us.


The Ware Center at Millersville:

The Ware Center is Lancaster’s premier performing arts center. Located on Lancaster’s famous Gallery Row.  Their mission is to foster creativity, learning, and understanding in Lancaster County.

  • [temporarily closed]

Mount Gretna Theater:

The Mount Gretna Theater is an open-air Playhouse with  nearly 130 years of history!  For top-quality theater in a unique, outdoor venue, this is the place to be!!

  • [June 10 – 13]: The Classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • [June 24 – 27]: The Great Dubois
  • [July 15 – 18]: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
  • [August 5 – 8]: The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • [August 26 – 29]:  Dino! An Evening with Dean Martin
  • [Friday, Sept 3]:  The Summer Club


Hershey Theater:

Located in downtown Hershey, Pennsylvania.  The magnificent Hershey Theatre® is the area’s premier performing arts center.  See the finest in touring Broadway shows, classical music,  and world-renowned entertainers.

  • [May 25 – 30]: Waitress
  • [August 24 – 25]: Brit Floyd
  • [October 9]: John Cleese – Why there is No Hope
  • [December 2]: Manheim Steamrollers Christmas by Chip Davis


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Unwind For a Weekend Getaway at The Historic Smithton Inn

The Red Room wiht handsewn Amish Quilt After seeing a fantastic Live Theater performance in Lancaster, PA, come home to a comfortable room at the Historic Smithton Inn. It’s the perfect bed and breakfast for a weekend escape! Above all, our charming accommodations are a place to relax and unplug with your significant other.

Book one of our Garden Rooms and enjoy a spacious sitting area with a fireplace and a writing desk. Then take a hot shower in your private bathroom and put on one of our high-quality robes before nestling up by the fire. Above all, we make a delicious breakfast each day!  Menus can include cinnamon apple baked French Toast, or Italian Crustless Quiche. We bet it will be your favorite part of the day!

Book your stay today and have the perfect Lancaster PA weekend getaway at the Historic Smithton Inn!

We hope this list of 2021 Live Theater in Lancaster PA inspires you to book your getaway today!