Lancaster PA Theaters – Enjoy Live Theater, Music, Comedy

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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!

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!

Cavod Academy of the Arts

665 West Main Street, New Holland, PA 17557,  717-354-3355

Cavod Theatre is a non-profit theatre company that produces family-friendly productions for the community.  Join us year round for spectacular live musicals, dramatic plays, and shows featuring professional actors from the community.  Cavod is the place where community comes together to inspire and be inspired.  Visit Website

Jacob’s Choice at the Amish Experience Theater

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-768-8400

Discover the world of the Amish today through the emotional struggle of the Fisher family to preserve 400 years of tradition. Five screens, smoke, fire, wind and Disney-like special effects immerse you in this dramatic story as you experience what it’s really like to be Amish.  Visit website

Magic & Wonder

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

See a Vegas-quality, but family-friendly, magic show. Brett Myers and his magical cast return in a new show of grand illusions, audience participation, and comedy.  Meal and show packages are available at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord.  Visit website

Magic Lantern Show “A Christmas Journey”

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA  17505, 717-768-8400

Before the Movies, stunning antique Magic Lanterns projected hand-painted images that amazed audiences. Now you can experience this unique Victorian entertainment. A professional actor, or “Showman,” takes you through beloved Holiday stories filled with multiple characters, music, comedy, and special effects. “A Christmas Journey” is a heartwarming and fun Christmas extravaganza!   Visit website

Mennonite Information Center & Personalized Country Tours

2209 Millstream Rd. (off Rt. 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-299-0954

We interpret Amish and Mennonite beliefs, lifestyle, and culture. Watch "Lancaster Amish", our movie on the Amish culture. Plus, our Mennonite tour guides offer back country tours of Lancaster County, including Amish and Mennonite shops and farms. We are also home of the Biblical Tabernacle.  Visit website

Comedy Mystery Dinner Theatre by Third Space Theatre

Performances at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA 17519. Theatre phone - 717-808-1312

Looking for something different to do? Come enjoy a great dinner while you laugh along with the cast of "May You Live Forever" and help us figure out "Whodunnit"! Grab an audience participation script if you dare, or simply sit back and enjoy the fun new experience. For upcoming show dates visit www.ThirdSpaceTheatre.com.

Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse

(formerly Rainbow Dinner Theatre), 3065 Lincoln Hwy. East (Route 30), Box 56, Paradise, PA 17562, 800-292-4301 or 717-687-4300

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 800-292-4301 or 717-687-4300, or order online.  Visit website

Servant Stage Company

717-455-0255

Big Broadway musicals, original revue shows, comedic romps, and inspiring dramas. Serving Lancaster County by making professional theatre accessible to everyone with Pay-What-You-Want prices at a variety of venues (parks, schools, churches, theaters, etc.). Visit ServantStageCompany.com for upcoming shows, tickets, and more information.

Theater in the Mansion – Mount Hope Estate

2775 Lebanon Road (Route 72), Manheim, PA 17545, 717-665-7021

Literature, holiday traditions and murder await inside Victorian Mount Hope Mansion. The Theater season begins in November with the haunting tales of Poe Evermore, followed by the yuletide traditions of A Dickens of A Christmas. February and March usher in Murder at Mount Hope with a culinary who-done-it.  Visit website

The Ware Center – Millersville University

42 N. Prince Street,  Lancaster, PA 17603,  717-925-2840

Lancaster County’s Home for the Cultural Arts”, the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster is one of two performing arts centers at Millersville University. Each academic season showcases regional and global artists performing diverse music, dance concerts and plays, a Family Fun Series and the On Screen/In Person film series.   Visit website

 

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