The Arts Scene

Local Tip: "Take in a play at one of our local high schools; Lancaster County’s public and private schools have thriving and ambitious theater programs that put on amazing performances!"

Residents of Lancaster County enjoy a rich cultural scene and superb options to experience the arts. Here are some of our favorite theaters, galleries and live-performance venues to explore.


American Music Theatre – 2425 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster
Long considered one of the top-performing arts venues in Lancaster, AMT is a state-of-the-art, 1,600-seat, proscenium theater.

Barshinger Center – 620 College Ave., Lancaster (Building #17)
World-class, 500-seat concert hall which serves as the centerpiece of Franklin and Marshall's thriving music program.

Fulton Theatre –12 N. Prince St., Lancaster
Central Pennsylvania's premier regional theater and National Historic Landmark combines Broadway-caliber musicals, comedies and dramas with the grandeur of ornate Victorian architecture. Tours are offered throughout the year, by request, to groups of 10-plus based upon the theater's schedule.

Sight and Sound Theatre – 300 Hartman Bridge Rd., Ronks
The largest faith-based theater in the country with a 2,000-seat auditorium and a 300-foot stage that surrounds the audience on three sides. They recently added a $1.3 million LED screen — the biggest of its kind in the world.

The Temple at Tellus 360 – 24 E. King St., Lancaster
The result of a mega-collaboration project involving some of the world’s leading sound, lighting, and stage tech designers. Nearly everything in the room has had a past life of rich stories – from the chandeliers fashioned from Jack Daniels whiskey barrels, to decorative reclaimed wood, and even the staging and sound equipment.

The Trust Performing Arts Center – 37 N. Market St., Lancaster
Elegant performing arts space showcasing theater, music and dance in a vast, circa-1912 structure, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece from Lancaster’s leading architect, C. Emlen Urban.

The Ware Center – 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster
One of the last buildings designed by world-renowned architect Philip Johnson, the facility includes state-of-the-art sound and acoustics befitting a world-class performance facility.

Bird-in-Hand Stage –
Cavod Academy of the Arts –
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre –
Ephrata Performing Arts Center –
Lancaster Improv Players –
The People's Shakespeare Project –
Prima Theatre –
Servant Stage Company –
Susquehanna Stage Company –
Theatre of the Seventh Sister –


The New Main Theatre 
128 E. Main St. (Route 322), Ephrata
Kendig Square Cinemas 
2600 N. Willow St. (Rt. 222), Willow Street
Penn Cinema 
541 Airport Rd., Lititz
Reel Cinemas Lancaster 7
1500 Christopher Pl., Lancaster (The Crossings)
Regal Cinemas 16 
1246 Millersville Pike, Lancaster

315 W. James St., Lancaster, PA


Artist Studio and Gallery at Annex 24
24A W. Walnut St., Lancaster

Christiane David Gallery
112 N. Prince St., Lancaster

Demuth Museum
120 E. King St., Lancaster

Freiman Stoltzfus Gallery
142 N. Prince St., Lancaster

Friendship Heart Gallery
118 N. Water St., Suite 101

Gallery On Market
15 W. King St., Lancaster

Jerome Hershey Studio
34 1/2 N. Queen St., Lancaster

Karen Anderer Fine Art
146 N. Prince St., Lancaster

Lancaster Galleries
34 N. Water St., Lancaster

Lancaster Museum of Art
135 N. Lime St., Lancaster

Liz Hess Gallery
140 N. Prince St., Lancaster

Mulberry Art Studios
19-21 N. Mulberry St., Lancaster

Parrot Gallery
328 W. Orange St., Lancaster

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
335 N. Queen St., Lancaster

Red Raven Art Company
138 N. Prince St., Lancaster

Square Halo Gallery
(Trust Performing Arts Center) 
37 N. Market St., Lancaster

Suk Shuglie Gallery
1320 Manheim Pike, Lancaster