Live Theater in Lancaster PA

March 18, 2022

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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 missed after the COVID shut-downs was LIVE theater.  There are are many reasons to visit Lancaster County.  One that might surprise you is the number, variety and quality of Lancaster theater & performance venues. We have theaters featuring musical, dramatic, spiritual & comedy productions, as well as dinner theater & interactive experiences.  Take a look and then book your overnight stay at the Historic Smithton Inn!

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10 Live Theaters in Lancaster PA

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Here’s a list of the Historic Smithton Inn’s 10 favorite Lancaster PA Theaters with links and a list of upcoming performances:


Sight & Sound Theater:

Source: Sight & Sound

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

  • [March 10 - October 7, 2023] MOSES.  Set adrift as a baby, he is an unlikely hero — until God calls him to lead His people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. Journey with Moses as he ventures through the wilderness, encounters God at the burning bush, and ascends to the top of Mount Sinai.


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American Music Theater:

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

There are too many events scheduled at American Music Theater to list every one of them.  They've lined up everything from Country, Rock & Pop bands, Comedy acts and Magic shows.  Our best advice is to click on the calendar link below to see what's scheduled during your stay with us.


Dutch Apple Dinner Theater:

Source: Dutch Apple Dinner Theater

Dutch Apple Dinner Theater is the premier dinner theater in Lancaster PA.  All their shows are entertaining musicals that appeal to guests of all ages.  Take a look at the current menu being served for lunch & dinner!

  • [January 20 - February 18, 2023]: Murder on the Orient Express
  • [February 24 - April 1, 2023]: Sister Act
  • [April 7 - May 20, 2023]: Footloose the Musical
  • [June 30 - August 5, 2023]: Newsies the Broadway Musical
  • [August 11 - September 16, 2023]: Guys & Dolls
  • [September 22 - November11, 2023]:  Escape to Margaritaville
  • [November 17 - December 30, 2023]:  A Christmas Carol


Ephrata Performing Arts Center:

Source: Ephrata Performing Arts Center

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

  • [March 16 - March 25, 2023]: How I Learned to Drive
  • [April 27 - May 16, 2023]: Passion (Musical)
  • [June 15 - June 24, 2023]: The Little Dog Laughed
  • [July 27 - August 12, 2023]:  The Prom (Musical)
  • [September 7 - September 16, 2023]: Clybourne Park
  • [October 12 - October 28, 2023]: A Little Night Music (Musical)
  • [December 8 - December 30, 2023]:  Phantom of the Opera (Young Performer's Production)

The Fulton Theater:

Source: The Fulton Theater

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

Main Stage
  • [January 19 - February 12, 2023] – The Play that Goes Wrong
  • [March 2 - March 26, 2023]: The Wiz
  • [April 20 - May 21, 2023] – Titanic
  • [June 15 - July 16, 2023] – Grease
Studio Series
  • [February 9 - 26, 2023] - Doubt
  • [March 23 - April 16, 2023] - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • [May 18 - June 11, 2023]: Shear Madness (Lancaster's Hilarious Whodunit!)
Family Series
  • [March 11 - March 25, 2023] - Rapunzel
  • [April 29 - May 20, 2023] - The Very Fractured Tale of Robin Hood
  • [June 24 - July 15, 2023] - The Wizard of Oz



Source: Prima Theater

Classical and contemporary concerts in a stunning facility.

  • [March 10 - March 25, 2023]: Into the Woods
  • [May 5 - May 20, 2023]:  The Mom Show

Since PRIMA adds new shows and special 1-day events all the time, if the dates above have passed, click here to see their current shows.

Magic & Wonder Show:

Source: Discover Lancaster

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

  • [March 15 - October 28, 2023] Magic & Wonder Mystery (Magic Show)
  • [April 5 - October 21, 2023]  Jukebox Jive (Variety Show)
  • [November 2 - Decembrer 31, 2023]  Believe (Christmas Show)


The Ware Center at Millersville:

Source: The Ware Center

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.

  • The Arts at Millersville has started scheduling performances again!!  Because new events are being added all the time, CLICK HERE to see what's currently scheduled.


Mount Gretna Theater:

Source: 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 8 - 11]:JEKYLL & HYDE in concert
  • [June 22 - 22]: Together Off-Broadway: MERMAN & MARTIN
  • [July 13 - 16]: Gypsy
  • [August 3 - 6]:  The Life & Slimes of Marc Summers
  • [August 24 - 27]:  Get Happy:  Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland 

Hershey Theatre:

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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.

  • The Hershey Theater has a large calendar of broadway shows, comedy acts, live music and more.  CLICK HERE to see their full calendar and what shows are playing when you plan to visit.

Unwind For a Weekend Getaway at The Historic Smithton Inn

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Historic Smithton Inn B&B

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.

king bed 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 Live Theater in Lancaster PA inspires you to book your getaway today!

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