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Daily 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Mt. Gretna Playhouse
200 Pennsylvania Ave
*only during the summer
Students (with valid ID) are eligible for $15 tickets to Mainstage performances 1 hour before curtain.
VETERANS & FIRST RESPONDERS
Veterans with ID are eligible for a $5 discount on single-tickets (limit two tickets).
Groups save big with discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Learn more here.
$UPER SAVER SEATS
$15 tickets in the last row of the theatre while supplies last. These seats help to ensure accessibility to wider audience. Limit 2 per person. Available 1 hour before curtain.
Shop online for your Gretna Theatre souvenirs or gifts for theatrelovers! All products can be ordered in advance online and picked up at our administrative office or box office at your convenience.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Mt. Gretna Playhouse
200 Pennsylvania Ave
Mt. Gretna, PA 17064
Parking is Free! Come early, and there is a short walk from the free parking lot up to the theatre entrance.
Directions from Lebanon and Vicinity
Take 10th Street / Rt. 72 / Quentin Road southbound. Take the Exit for Rt. 117 and Mt. Gretna. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Rt. 117 North. Go two miles into Mt. Gretna and look for the Mt. Gretna Playhouse sign on the left. The sign sits at the entrance to the playhouse parking lot on the left. The playhouse is one block up from the parking lot on Pennsylvania Avenue. Parking is free. Please follow the directions of the parking attendants.
Directions from the West and Northwest
Take Rt. 322 Eastbound. Turn right at the light at Butler Road. Continue over the hills for approximately three miles to come to a stop sign at a “T” intersection. Turn right onto Rt. 117 North. Follow directions above from Rt. 117 North.
Directions from the Southeast
Take Rt. 322 Westbound. Just after the merge with Rt. 72 North, take the Exit for Rt. 117 and Mt. Gretna. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Rt. 117 North. Follow directions above from Rt. 117 North.
Directions from the Lancaster Area and from the South
Take Rt. 72 Northbound. Pass the exit for Rt. 322 East. Just after that, take the Exit for Rt. 117 and Mt. Gretna. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Rt. 117 North. Follow directions above from Rt. 117 North.
Directions from PA Turnpike (Philadelphia or Pittsburgh)
Take PA Turnpike to Exit 266 Lancaster/Lebanon (old Exit 20). Turn left onto Rt. 72 North. Go 2 miles to Mt. Gretna exit. At stop sign at bottom of hill turn left onto Rt. 117 North. Go 2 miles into Mt. Gretna and look for the Mt. Gretna Playhouse sign on the left. The sign sits in front of the playhouse parking lot on your left. The playhouse is 1 block up from the parking lot on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Discounts at some participating locations are provided as a courtesy to subscribers only.
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Within 1 mile of Gretna Theatre
Mt. Gretna Pizzeria
Porch and Pantry
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
The Playhouse will open a half-hour prior to performance time. Arrive early to pick up tickets and avoid small-town parking congestion. You can peruse our concessions and merchandise stand, or stroll around the historic Pennsylvania Chautauqua neighborhood.
CAN I GET A REFUND OR EXCHANGE?
Actors hate empty seats and we do too! Subscribers may exchange for another date of the same show for free. Individual Ticket buyers may exchange for another date of the same show for a $5 exchange fee, plus any applicable upgrade based on the cost of the new ticket. We do not offer refunds on tickets. Unused tickets are able to be donated back to the theatre for a tax-deductible donation.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Come as you are and be yourself! We do not have a dress code and encourage comfortable, cooler casual wear because it's summertime and our theatre is open to the air.
IS THE THEATRE AIR CONDITIONED?
No, however massive industrial overhead fans, roof coverage, and the surrounding trees help maintain comfort.
ARE THERE CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE?
Yes. Purchase snacks and beverages before/during your visit at the concessions stand, and the revenue supports Gretna Theatre directly.
WHAT ABOUT MY PHONE?
Phones and electronic devices must be turned off, and texting is not allowed during the performance. No photography or recording devices are permitted during the performance, but before and after the show, if you snap a great photo, we'd love to see it. Just tag #gretnatheatre or @gretnatheatre.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER?
Nothing! The show goes on - Gretna Theatre is completely covered and only open to the outdoors on the rear wall, which is protected by outdoor curtains.
HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER USHER?
For information on our Gretna Branches Volunteer program, view the Volunteer page or call our Administrative Offices.
DO YOU HAVE GROUP DISCOUNTS?
We offer discounts for groups of 10 or more starting at 10% off and up. Learn more here.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
There is a free parking lot a short walk in front of the theatre directly off Rt. 117. Make sure to arrive with enough time to walk to the Playhouse. For your convenience, you may drop off members of your party in front of the box office and then secure parking. Parking attendants will help guide the way.
ARE THERE RESTAURANTS NEAR THE THEATRE?
There are a few restaurants located within walking distance of the theatre. Some of them offer discounts to subscribers. For a list of restaurants scroll up on this page.
IS THE THEATRE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes. There are also a few handicapped parking spots behind and directly beside the theatre on Pennsylvania Ave. We also have select seats for wheelchairs.
PHOTO AND VIDEO DISCLAIMER:
During your visit, you or members of your family may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by a Gretna Theatre employee, contracted photographer, or the media. Your attendance at Gretna Theatre events serves as permission for the use of your image, or the image of your family members, by the theater to publicize our programs or facility. Please contact the House Manager or theatre staff if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.