March 15, 2022
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.
Moses is the current show at Sight and Sound Lancaster. The performances will run from March 10th to October 7, 2023. This show was previously performed in 2014-2015. If you missed it back then, you should definitely make plans to see this show!
From the Sight & Sound Website:
“From the banks of the Nile River to the depths of the Red Sea, MOSES is a spectacular entertainment experience for the whole family!
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.”
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.
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!
Ticket prices range from $39 – $89 depending on age, seat location, time of day and day of week.
Moses was a very popular show back in 2014-15 when it was first performed. Since a fair amount of time has passed, we expect ticket sales to be strong. 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.
The easiest way to check availability and purchase tickets to shows at Sight and Sound is to go ONLINE. Just click on the link. Select your location (Lancaster, PA), Select the show you’d like to see, and then you’ll see a calendar where you can select your desired date and showtime.
If the time you REALLY want shows up as “SOLD OUT”, you should still call the box office. The theater sometimes gets returned tickets ahead of a show that don’t make it into their website’s inventory. The number to call for the Sight & Sound Theater Box Office is: 1-800-377-1277.
At the Historic Smithton Inn we are able to offer Sight and Sound Discounts to our overnight guests! Simply call us to book and mention our Sight & Sound Discount and we’ll deduct $5/person off your B&B guestroom bill.
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.”
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.
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.
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:
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:
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!
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!
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!
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.
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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