Sight and Sound Lancaster

March 15, 2022

11 Things to Know About Sight and Sound Lancaster

Sight and Sound Lancaster is the number one tourist attraction in a city where there are LOTS of attractions!  Their shows all have a common theme, they bring bible stories to life.  If you’ve never seen a show at Sight & Sound, prepare to be amazed!  This blog includes everything you need to know to plan your Lancaster PA getaway to catch a show at Sight and Sound Lancaster.

 

1- Current Show at Sight and Sound:

David Banner
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David is the current show at Sight and Sound Lancaster.  The performances will run from March to December, 2022.

Come see the most captivating story ever told in a new light when you attend David. This musical is not just about an ascent to power, but also what happens after; it’s filled with towering giants and wild animals that he faces on his journey towards becoming king!

With original music inspired by the Psalms, DAVID is an immersive state-of-the art theatre experience for all ages. Sight and Sound once again brings one of the most iconic Bible stories to life with spectacular special effects, massive sets and live animals.

 

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2- What is Sight and Sound Lancaster Known For?

Computer Monitors
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Immersive Experience:  Sight and Sound is known for their amazing panoramic theater which leads to a truly immersive experience for theater goers.

Live Animals:  Sight & Sound incorporates live animals into all their productions.  So if you’re seated in an aisle seat on the first level, you should expect a horse to pass by you at least once during the performance.  When’s the last time you attended a theater performance that included elephants, camels, and even trained DUCKS?!!

Amazing Staging & Sets:  Some incredible technology goes into the staging for Sight and Sound performances.  The massive sets are controlled by computers and utilize GPS technology to move sets around the stage at the precise time to the exact location where they belong.  Every detail  magnificently comes together to transport the audience into the meaningful story.

 

3- Where is Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster PA?

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Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster PA is located at 300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572.  Ronks is basically located in the center of Lancaster County, making Sight and Sound Theater easily accessible to all the Amish Towns in the area.  Surrounded by Amish farms & quaint attractions you make the turn into the parking lot and see the grandeur of Sight and Sound Theater, you’ll think you arrived in Las Vegas or Branson!

 

4- Sight and Sound Ticket Prices and Show Times


Ticket prices range from $39 – $89 depending on age, seat location, time of day and day of week.

Show Times:

  • Tuesday – Thursday: 11 am and 3 pm
  • Friday: 11 am and 7 pm (occasionally they offer a 3 pm show on Fridays too)
  • Saturday: 11 am, 3 pm and 7 pm

This show is proving to be VERY popular and performances are selling out fast.  We encourage you to purchase your Sight and Sound Tickets ASAP in order to ensure you’re able to see this epic tale at the time that works best for you.

 

5- Sight and Sound Discounts

At the Historic Smithton Inn we are able to offer Sight and Sound Discounts to our overnight guests.  In addition, Sight and Sound has this to say in the FAQ Section of their website:

“Occasionally, special offers and discounts are available. You might find these promotions via email, social media, or in your mailbox. If you would like to receive notifications for these special offers, be sure to sign up for our mailing list.”

 

6- Sight and Sound Seating Chart

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Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster PA has 2,000 seats on three levels.  We can assure you, there is not a bad seat in the house!  We’ve been to MANY Sight and Sound shows and have sat on the first level where three stages surround you in action and performers race up the aisle on horses and camels!  From the upper level you have a better view of all the action at once.  Either way, you’re sure to be amazed at how magnificently Sight and Sound tells their biblical stories.

 

7- Gifts and Souvenirs from Sight and Sound Lancaster PA

Sight and Sound Theater Lancaster PA has several gift shops in the lobby area.  You can buy a whole host of souvenirs related to the current show including clothing, toys, jewelry, and other accessories.  Additionally, Sight and Sound continues to sell popular items from past shows too.  No matter what, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for friends and family or a special memento for yourself.

 

8- History of Sight and Sound

Glenn and Shirley Eshelman founded Sight & Sound in the summer of 1976, with a 10-week multimedia show The Wonder of It All performed at Lancaster Bible College in a rented auditorium. The show was a success, and based on that, they built the original Sight & Sound Auditorium (now the location of Journey Church) on Pennsylvania Route 896 in Ronks, Pennsylvania.

The multimedia performances transitioned into Live shows with actors and actresses added to the production.  They hosted their first full length live stage production in 1987.

Continued success led to the need for a larger facility!  The Sight & Sound Entertainment Centre opened in March 1991.  A devastating fire destroyed that building in January 1997 and the current facility, The Millennium Theater, was opened on September 1, 1998. The new theatre features more than 2,000 seats, a 300-foot wraparound stage that can hold sets up to 40 feet high, and improved audio and visual effects.

These are the shows that have been staged at the current Sight and Sound Millennium Theater:

  • Noah – The Musical: 1998–2001, 2004, 2013
  • The Miracle of Christmas: 1998–2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Daniel: 2002–2003, 2008
  • Ruth: 2005–2006
  • In the Beginning: 2007–2009
  • Behold The Lamb: 1999-2001, 2004-2006, 2009
  • Joseph: 2010–2011, 2015
  • Jonah: 2012, 2017
  • Moses: 2014–2015
  • Samson: 2016
  • Jesus: 2018-2019
  • Queen Esther: 2020-2021
  • David: 2022

 

9- Restaurants Near Sight and Sound Lancaster PA

The timing of the Sight and Sound performances can sometimes make juggling your meal a logistical challenge.

If you’re attending the 11 am show, you’re basically going to have to eat a late lunch after the show.  If balancing your blood sugar is a challenge, we recommend eating a late breakfast that morning to help tide you over.

The 3 pm shows present the least challenge from a dining standpoint.

For the 7 pm show, be sure to grab an early dinner nearby because by the time the show lets out, many local restaurants will have already stopped serving dinner.

Our recommendations for restaurants near Sight and Sound Lancaster PA are:

  • Katie’s Kitchen | 200 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks | website
  • Hershey Farm | 240 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks | website
  • Agape | 366 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks | website
  • The Brasserie | 1679 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | website
  • The Greenfield Restaurant | 595 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster | website
  • Chain Restaurants along Route 30 (Texas Roadhouse, Lancaster Brewing Company, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews or Olive Garden)

 

10- Things to do Near Sight and Sound Lancaster PA

As we mentioned, Sight and Sound is conveniently located in the center of Lancaster County, so it’s easy to find things to do before or after your designated showtime, or during your visit to Lancaster (staying 2-3 days is very common since there are so many other things to do in the area!).  Whether you’re looking for things to do nearby, or planning some day trips with your home base set in Lancaster, we can help you have a fantastic getaway that includes seeing a show at Sight and Sound!

 

11- Lodging Options Near Sight and Sound

There are a lot of different lodging options in Lancaster PA, but if you’re looking for Bed and Breakfasts near Sight and Sound Lancaster PA or Hotels Near Sight and Sound Lancaster PA, then we’re here to help!

Bed and Breakfasts Near Sight and Sound:

For a truly unique and special experience where the owner is on hand to ensure your comfort & help you with concierge services & personal advice, your best option is choosing a Bed and Breakfast Near Sight and Sound!

king bed Of course, we hope you’ll choose to stay with US at the Historic Smithton Inn, an easy 30 minute drive (15 miles) from Sight and Sound Theater.  Our Ephrata Bed and Breakfast has 9 guest rooms and suites.  We’re proud of our reputation for spectacular customer service and luxurious amenities.  All you have to do is read our reviews to see that breakfast is guaranteed to be a special treat.

On weekends, the Historic Smithton Inn has an on-site wine bar, Weathered Vineyards Ephrata, that’s open for dining and live music.  Click on the link to see the food menu and music schedule.

Book online to check rates and availability for the dates of your Sight and Sound Theater Getaway!

If the Historic Smithton Inn is fully booked during your trip, we recommend trying one our fellow innkeepers who are members of the Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast Inns Association.  Here’s a link to take a look at our friend’s B&Bs & see if they have availability for you.

Hotels Near Sight & Sound:

We get it, not everyone wants to stay at a quaint / charming bed and breakfast!  For anyone that can’t get the image of “Faulty Towers” out of their head, or if you’re looking for a larger property that maybe includes a pool, a couple restaurants a bar and a business center, there are plenty of those options for you too!

For the largest, full-service hotels with over 200 rooms, check out the Eden Resort, Penn Square Marriott, Wyndham Lancaster Resort or Doubletree Hotel at Willow Valley.

Some unique, mid-sized boutique hotels include:  Cork Factory Hotel, Lancaster Arts Hotel, The Wilbur and Rock Lititz.

Well known, reliably good hotel chains with numerous locations throughout the county include:  Hampton Inn, Marriott Courtyard and Springhill Suites.

 

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