Lancaster PA Theaters

Prepare to be Entertained – Live Theater in Lancaster

If you love the theater and performing arts, you’ll love the options in Lancaster County.  You’ll find popular Broadway shows and original theatrical productions, comedies and musicals, Biblical epics and children’s theater.  You can even enjoy dinner and a show at one of our local dinner theaters.

You’ll find something for everyone on a Lancaster stage. Plus, we have some of the nicest theatrical venues around, from large 1,600-seat facilities and wrap-around stages to small, intimate community theaters. Lancaster is even home to the oldest continuously operating theater in the nation, the Fulton Theatre.

Learn more about our Lancaster theaters below. Then check the upcoming events section that follows for a list of current and future theatrical performances.  Or, check our main Calendar of Events to learn about events, concerts, and all kinds of happenings throughout Lancaster County in the weeks and months ahead. Sign up for our events newsletter and we’ll let you know about future shows so you don’t miss anything.

(See our separate listing for Lancaster movie theaters.)

Our local production companies have pulled out all the stops in order to produce shows you’ll enjoy.  So, pull up a seat, make yourself comfortable, and get ready to be entertained.

Enjoy the Show!

Rainbow Dinner Theatre

3065 Lincoln Hwy. East (Route 30), Box 56, Paradise, PA 17562, 800-292-4301

All Comedy, All the Time! Fine dining and critically acclaimed shows in Paradise, PA. When was the last time you had a good laugh? America's only all comedy dinner theatre! Call for tickets 717.299.4300 or order on-line at rainbowdinnertheatre.com.

Sight and Sound Theatre

300 Hartman Bridge Road, Strasburg, PA 17579, 800-377-1277

The Bible comes to life at Sight and Sound. Their epic musical productions and musicals are like none you will find anywhere else. Classic Biblical stories and characters like Noah, Daniel, Jonah, and Jesus. New in 2014 is their production “Moses”.  Towering sets, stages on three sides, lives animals, and state-of-the-art effects.    See website

American Music Theatre

2425 Lincoln Highway East, (Rt. 30 across from Rockvale Outlets), Lancaster, PA 17602, 800-648-4102, 717-397-7700

American Music Theatre is Central PA’s live entertainment destination. Enjoy an unforgettable show or concert experience in the comfort and convenience of AMT. Call the box office or visit www.AMTshows.com to see what's going to be on stage when you're in town!

Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage

2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 800-790-4069

Join the Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club in a delightful, musical journey of self-discovery, healing and renewed wholeness. In an entertaining tale only New York Times bestselling author Wanda Brunstetter could spin, these unlikely quilters bind together like scraps of fabric stitched under the loving guidance of Amish widow Emma Yoder. Visit website

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-898-1900

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is a year-round theatre presenting live musicals performed by professional performers selected from national auditions and a live orchestra with a buffet of classic American cuisine. Group rates for parties of 16 or more and Children's Theatre shows four times each year. Hotel and theatre packages available. Visit website

Fulton Theatre

12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608, 717-394-7133

The oldest continuously operating theater in America is still entertaining guests after 160 years. Enjoy entertaining performances, live theater, and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra at this majestic theatre in downtown Lancaster. Learn more

Saturday, March 29 - Saturday, May 24, 2014

Anybody For Murder?

Rainbow Dinner Theatre: March 29 - May 24, 2014 - A true murder-mystery with a wicked sense of humor. Max has concocted the perfect murder: of his wife! With a fortune at stake, bodies appear and disappear and the plot…

Categories: Entertainment, Theater

Tuesday, April 22 - Sunday, May 11, 2014

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Fulton Theatre: April 22 - May 11, 2014 - The music lives again on stage. The incredible legacy of the “young man with glasses” whose musical career spanned an all too brief period during the Golden Age of Rock and…

Categories: Entertainment, Theater

Saturday, April 26 - Saturday, May 10, 2014

Seussical

Fulton Theatre April 26 - May 10, 2014 - Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy…

Categories: Entertainment, Theater

Saturday, May 31 - Saturday, August 9, 2014

Always a Bridesmaid

Rainbow Dinner Theatre: May 31 - August 9, 2014 - By the authors of the Dixie Swim Club. Four young women vow that they will all attend each others’ weddings. Now middle-aged, they find that multiple mates have kept them…

Categories: Entertainment, Theater

Tuesday, June 3 - Sunday, June 29, 2014

Les Misérables

Fulton Theatre June 3 - 29, 2014 - In 2009 the Fulton staged Les Misérables. The production was an unqualified hit with audiences, and for good reason. This blockbuster hit musical combines an epic story—with its universal and uplifting themes…

Categories: Entertainment, Theater

Saturday, June 14 - Saturday, June 28, 2014

How I Became a Pirate

Fulton Theatre June 14 - 28, 2014 - Adapted from the best selling childrens book, How I Became a Pirate is a story of adventure and finding one’s own heart—a path that can’t be found on any treasure map! Featuring…

Categories: Entertainment, Theater

Saturday, August 16 - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Drinking Habits (A Nun’s Story)

Rainbow Dinner Theatre: August 16 - October 25, 2014 - The nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have a secret. Even Mother Superior doesn’t know. They turn their grape juice into wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but…

Categories: Entertainment, Theater

Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, December 28, 2014

Burglar’s Holiday (A Christmas comedy)

Rainbow Dinner Theatre: November 1 - December 28, 2014 - Two of the worst burglars ever try to exploit a young couple’s holiday vacation plans by stealing everything in their home. Crime loses and Christmas wins in this lovingly loony…

Categories: Entertainment, Theater

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