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Theatre is back - and so is the party! 

Diving back to a time when the jazz was hot and the parties were the “bee’s knees”, Gretna Theatre is headed to the Roaring ‘20s to celebrate the beginning of our history as America’s Oldest Summer Theatre 95 years ago.

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The Coghlan Award presentation, recognizing leadership and dedication to Gretna Theatre, honoring our 2021 recipient:

Bill Christ 

former Board of Directors President

Dress up as a flapper or your favorite rat pack gent and join us for an extravagant evening of bidding on one-of-a-kind experiences and silent auction items donated by local businesses, cocktails, dinner, and great entertainment! 

Champagne Reception, Hor D'Oeuvres & Silent Auction | 5:30 PM

Dinner, Entertainment & Live Auction | 7:15 PM

At Gretna Theatre, we are dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all who attend our productions and events - artists and audience alike.

With this in mind, our Board of Directors have required that all attendees of our 2021 Gala will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Face Coverings will be optional for the event, unless otherwise required by The Hotel Hershey. Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include Photo ID and:

  • Vaccination Card

  • Photocopy of Vaccination Card

  • Photo of Vaccination Card


We truly appreciate your commitment to Gretna Theatre and want to make sure that every guest who attends the event feels comfortable celebrating our 95th year of exceptional live theatre in Lebanon County. 

Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you!

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Business Opportunities

We are humbled to join with friends and colleagues throughout the area as we strive to protect the work we love so dearly, and the celebrate the ways Gretna Theatre shapes Central PA as a popular arts and culture hub on the East Coast.

As a 501(c)3, all donated items and a portion of all sponsorships, tables, and tickets are tax-deductible. We know the generosity of our community is resilient, and that our loyal donors and patrons want to support small, local businesses through the purchase of auction items.

Sponsorships include premium table for 10 guests, VIP champagne toast and early access to the auction, digital marketing, ad/logo placement, mentions during the live event and tickets to our 2022 Summer Season. 

Advertising includes digital logo placement and recognition, as well as print advertising. 

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Your tax-deductible contribution helps maintain quality artistic standards onstage
and provides meaningful support Gretna's growing
education programs.

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