Best Places to See a Show

“California Soul,” American Music Theatre.

Lancaster County has a number of venues where you can see a show, ranging from professional theaters to community players, with plenty of variety mixed in.

American Music Theater

Brings in a variety of nationally known musical acts and features several original musical revues each year.

2425 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 397-7700

Dutch Apple Dinner Theater

Dinner and a show, mostly large-scale musicals and some comedies.

510 Centerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 898-1900

Ephrata Performing Arts Center

Community theater, performing drama, comedies and musicals, often cutting-edge shows.

320 Cocalico St, Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 733-7966

Fulton Theater

The oldest continually operating theater in the United States, it is the county’s main professional theater featuring big, splashy musicals.

12 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 397-7425

Hole in the Wall Puppet Theater

Favorite children’s stories brought to life by hand-made marionette puppets, also shows for adults in the evening.

126 N Water St, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 394-8398

Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse

Dinner theater that specializes in comedy.

3065 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise, PA 17562

(800) 292-4301

Sight & Sound Theater

State-of-the-art technology helps tell lavish Bible stories with music.

300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Strasburg, PA 17579

(800) 377-1277

Stitches Comedy Club

Offers standup comedy shows on the weekends

2300 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602 (in Lancaster Host Resort)

(717) 826-3472

The Ware Center

Part of Millersville University, this theater offers a wide variety of concerts, drama, art and lectures.

42 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 871-7018

— Jane Holahan