Theaters in Lancaster, PA
If you’re looking for some great family entertainment while you’re in Lancaster, PA, a trip to the theater just might be the ideal outing. Here are some of the most popular theaters in the area.
Fulton Opera House
Located in the historic downtown district, this elegant theater is designated as a National Historic Landmark. In operation since 1852, it has been home to many musicals, plays and performances. Productions include Cinderella, Legally Blonde, A Christmas Carol, Jack and the Beanstalk and Shrek the Musical. It’s a great night out for the whole family and offers an experience not soon forgotten.
Tickets can be purchased online 24/7 on the website, or the box office Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hole in the Wall Puppet Theater
When this theater opened its doors in 1990, it was located in a large rented room, where founder, Robert Brock, performed his shows. It has since come of age, and is no longer ‘a hole in the wall.’ You are sure to be impressed with the elevated seats (from the Fulton Opera House), the chandeliers surrounded by cherubs and a beautiful stained-glass wall leading to the puppet museum. You might think these shows are only for young audiences, but you’d be wrong. These are sophisticated shows with a complex mix of lighting and sets. It is an experience for the entire family!
Tickets and scheduling can be found on the website.
Sights and Sounds Theater
This Christian-based theater’s mission is to bring peace, joy and hope to those who enter. Watch moving and breathtaking performances that tell the story of the Bible. You will be mesmerized by the performances of Jonah, Moses and Joseph as they bring the Bible come to life on stage. This is a must-see for people of all ages and faiths. The show incorporates animals, breathtaking stage sets (up to 40 feet high) and music that will leave you uplifted with a heart full of love and joy.
Tickets can be purchased online direct from the website.
American Music Theater
See your favorite musical group, catch a Broadway show, or watch Dancing with the Stars Live in this classic theater. Live performances can add fun and excitement to any vacation. They also offer gift cards, so this could make a great gift for birthdays or holidays.
Tickets and schedules can be found on the website.
Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
Incorporate dinner with your evening show! This theater offers great entertainment, great food and a great atmosphere. A recent renovation means even more fun and laughter for the entire family. If you only have time to visit one theater while you’re in town, make it this one. See performances such as Mary Poppins, Menopause – the Musical and Clue – The Musical (a classic ‘whodunnit’ performance).
Tickets are available online via the website.

Lancaster has much to offer and theaters a large part of their culture and history. Check out a performance at any one of the many historic venues and you’ll never see theater the same way again!

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