Theater, Music, & The Arts in Lancaster, PA

American Music Theatre - Lancaster, Pa

Come Explore Our Lancaster Theaters and the Arts

One of the popular things to do categories in Lancaster, PA is live theater and the arts. Lancaster boasts a surprisingly large number of live theaters, live music and entertainment venues, and art galleries.

Don’t miss the many opportunities to enjoy live theater and art performances here in Lancaster County:

  • Live Theater – Lancaster’s many live theaters offer a full range of quality theatrical productions with national actors and local talent: Broadway shows, original theatrical and Biblical productions, and children’s theater.
  • Live Entertainment – Our various venues offer a full range of entertainment, including theater productions, live celebrity concerts, magic shows, comedies, and musicals.
  • Live Music – Enjoy musical productions, live national celebrity concerts, orchestra, and more.
  • Dinner Theaters – Enjoy dinner and a show at our local dinner theaters.
  • Murder Mysteries – Everyone enjoys a good who-dunit. Find local murder mysteries here.
  • Movie Theaters – Find a local movie theater near you, and learn about locally produced films.
  • Art Galleries – Tour the many art galleries and the art museum in downtown Lancaster and surrounding communities.
  • Events Calendar – Check our events calendar to see what shows are in town this week or this month coming soon to a venue near Lancaster.

Jacob’s Choice at the Amish Experience Theater

Jacob’s Choice at the Amish Experience Theater

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 special effects immerse you in this dramatic story as you experience what it’s really like to be Amish.

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Jukebox Jive – The Best Moments of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s

Jukebox Jive – The Best Moments of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s

Celebrate the greatest hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s in this new music variety show located at the Magic & Wonder Theater in Paradise, PA. With thrilling arrangements, top notch vocals, variety acts, comedy, magic, dazzling new technical elements, and more, you’ll be singing, dancing, and entertained from start to finish!

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Lancaster Museum of Art

Lancaster Museum of Art

The Lancaster Museum of Art supports local and regional artists with community-focused exhibitions and provides a facility for national traveling exhibitions. Established in 1965 by a group of artists and community leaders, the museum works to serve a diverse community and inspire a new generation of creatives. 

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Magic & Wonder Dinner Theater

Magic & Wonder Dinner Theater

Brett Myers and his magical cast return in a new show of grand illusion, audience participation, and comedy. Witness a woman impossibly floating in midair and experience true wonder as you unleash your imagination in this 90-minute theatrical production for all ages!

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Sight & Sound Theatres

Sight & Sound Theatres

Sight & Sound Theatres is where the Bible comes to life on stage! Massive sets, live animals, and special effects transport you right into the heart of the story. This year, don’t miss your chance to experience DANIEL—a spectacular theatrical experience for the whole family!

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Cavod Performing Arts

Cavod Performing Arts

A non-profit  community theatre  company dedicated to producing family-friendly stage plays and Christian entertainment for all ages. We offer
live theatre  
performances of Broadway-style musicals, dramas, and comedies for children and adults to enjoy together. Located in New Holland, our theater is a short drive from Lancaster, Reading, Chester, and other towns throughout south-central and southeastern Pennsylvania.

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The Barn at Paradise Station

The Barn at Paradise Station

Enjoy original, inspiring and uplifting musical programming in an intimate setting in our beautifully restored Pennsylvania Bank Barn, situated in the middle of Amish Country. Featuring professional vocalists and live music. Options available for meal and a show, as well as show only tickets. Visit www.leepproductionsllc.com to see what's on stage in Paradise!

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Third Space Theatre – Dinner and a Show!

Third Space Theatre – Dinner and a Show!

Looking for something different to do? Come enjoy a great dinner while you laugh along with the cast and help them 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.

 

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The Ware Center – Arts at Millersville University

The Ware Center – Arts at Millersville University

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.

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American Music Theatre

American Music Theatre

Since our debut in 1997, we’ve welcomed Grammy winners, CMA winners, Tony winners, Opry legends, and even Oscar winners to our stage. And we’ve hosted acclaimed Original Shows, National Broadway Tours, and one-of-a-kind Christmas extravaganzas. There’s something on stage for everyone at American Music Theatre!

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Bird-in-Hand Stage

Bird-in-Hand Stage

NEW TEMPORARY LOCATION  -  Our Broadway-style musicals have been delighting Amish Country audiences since 2011. We have become a favorite stop for live performances in Lancaster County. In 2023, we are thrilled to present "Dear Soldier Boy", "The Home Game, "Our Christmas Dinner" and also to welcome back the hilarious ventriloquism of “Ryan & Friends”.

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Demuth Museum

Demuth Museum

Located in his former home and studio, the Demuth Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of modernist painter Charles Demuth (1883-1935) and his groundbreaking art through unique exhibitions and educational programs. The museum‘s permanent collection contains over 55 Demuth artworks from throughout the artist‘s career, which rotates on display.

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Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple is a year-round theatre presenting live musicals performed by professional performers from across the country. Dining options include: All American cuisine buffet Sunday- Wednesday evening/all matinees; Served Dinner at your table Thursday Evening; Prime Rib Buffet Friday/Saturday Evening. Group Rates for parties of 16 or more.

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