“I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theatre is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.” ~Laurence Olivier
York Countians can attest to the truth of this quote. Our area has a wealth of beautiful theaters that provide some of the best stage productions around. These theaters offer not only entertainment but enrich lives with the culture they bring to south-central PA. We have laid out some of our favorite theaters across York County and beyond. Get a sneak peek into what these theaters have in store this season! Looking for more events in York County? Our event calendar is always packed with fun things to do.
The Appell Center for the Performing Arts brings some of the biggest names in live entertainment to York County. The Appell features two historic theaters – the Strand Theatre built in 1925 and the Capitol Theatre built in 1906 – each with its own unique history. From stand-up comedy to musical acts, touching plays to sweeping musicals, vintage films to cutting-edge movies, there is so much to choose from when planning your visit.
These are just a few of the shows coming up at the Appell Center! Get Tickets Here!
Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs - Sept 29, 2023
York Symphony's Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto: Opening Night - Oct 7, 2023
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood - Scared Scriptless - Oct 12, 2023
Wheel of Fortune LIVE! - Nov 12, 2023
Greater York Dance - The Nutcracker Ballet - Dec 9, 2023
The Cher Show - Feb 6, 2024
There is no better way to share time with family and friends than Broadway at The Belmont! This theatre depicts a beautiful, professional facility that houses The Main Stage Theatre and The Grumbacher Studio. The productions presented are of the highest quality, attracting actors and audiences from the entire south-central PA region. The Belmont Theatre provides an opportunity for people to enjoy live theatre at a convenient location and an affordable cost. Tickets Available Here.
Finding Nemo Jr. - Sept 21-24, 2023
Bloody Jack - Oct 20-22 & 26-29, 2023
Elf - Dec 1-3 & 7-10, 2023
The Great Gatsby - Jan 12-14 & 18-21, 2024
Rock of Ages - Feb 16-18 & 22-25, 2024
DreamWrights is the place to go for a sense of community, creative expression, and educational growth opportunities through the performing arts. They aim to build character through the learning experiences inherent in creating art together. With year-round classes and workshops, they invite the public in to learn about the craft of acting. If you prefer to experience shows from a seat rather than the stage, check out these upcoming productions. Tickets available here!
Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical - Oct 6-15, 2023
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Dec 8-17, 2023
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues - Dec 8-16, 2023
The mission of the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center is to provide cultural enrichment and educational experiences for youth and adults. The Eichelberger building is undoubtedly one of Hanover’s most beautiful and recognizable buildings. Now over 100 years old, it has a rich, 95-year history of private and public-school education. It currently serves as a commercial building that houses professional offices and the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center. Hosting both local and national touring acts, Eichelberger is a great place to enjoy fantastic music. Tickets available here!
Elvis Tribute and More - Sept 30, 2023
Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen - Oct 21, 2023
Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA - Nov 16, 2023
Rob Schneider: I Have Issues Tour - Dec 2, 2023
Carroll County Dance Center Presents: The Nutcracker - Dec 16, 2023
The Pullo Center at Penn State York features a 1,016-seat theatre with full production capabilities. The Pullo Center offers a diverse array of touring shows, concerts, and cultural and community events. Tickets available here!
Spamilton: An American Parody - Fri Sept 22, 2023
Pennsylvania Ballet Academy Presents Nutcracker Sweets - Dec 17, 2023
Mini Pop Kids Live! - Jan 20, 2024
Stayin' Alive Canada - The World's #1 Tribute to the Bee Gees - Jan 27, 2024
Since its debut in 1997, American Music Theatre welcomed Grammy winners, C.M.A. winners, Tony winners, Opry legends, and even Oscar winners to the stage. They’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. Tickets Available Here!
The Price is Right Live - Sept 28, 2023
Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade - Oct 14, 2023
The First Noel - Nov 7-Dec 30, 2023
Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver - Jan 28, 2024
The Dutch Apple is now in its 35th year and consistently provides top-quality productions, award-winning food, and exceptional service to more than 150,000 guests annually. The theatre seats 328 and is located in the heart of the Amish Country in south-central Pennsylvania. It features a simple yet sophisticated charm you won’t find in many theatres. Tickets available here!
Jimmy Buffet's Escape to Margaritaville - Sept 22-Nov 11, 2023
A Christmas Carol: The Musical - Nov 17-Dec 30, 2023
Agatha Christie's: The Mousetrap - Jan 19-Feb 17, 2024
The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy - Feb 23-Mar 30, 2024
Totem Pole Playhouse, “America’s Summer Theater,” began its life in a small, converted auto shop in 1950 and has gone on to become one of the best known and highly regarded summer theaters in the United States. The New York Times called Totem Pole Playhouse “the Cadillac of summer theaters.” It is never too soon to start planning your visit; check out these upcoming shows. Tickets available here!
A Christmas Carol - Dec 8-17, 2023