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Important to Gretna Music has always been where we are, quietly hiding in the foothills of the Appalachians in the “tiny town that time forgot,” close (not too close) to metropolitan Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Hershey. For over a century the Chautauqua Playhouse has cradled players and listeners on the slope of a gentle hillside under a super-sized ‘coolie hat’ amid a jumble of Queen Anne-style cottages.

The pavilion-style Playhouse has 708 seats and is open on the sides for summer breezes. Seating area is covered as is the stage. Light concessions are available.


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Leffler Chapel and Performance Center at Elizabethtown College first opened in 1995. Soon after, Gretna Music was offered to be a presenter in residence. Sitting grandly behind Lake Placida on the corner of Campus and College Avenue, concerts are held inside the acoustically superior 840 seat Musser Hall. Come early and enjoy a delicious pre-concert dinner (RSVP required) or a pre-concert lecture inside Leffer. There are also two main art galleries in the building.  Punch is served at intermission. No concessions.



Concerts at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Elizabethtown College (Nov-April)

  • Baugher Avenue, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • (717) 361-1508
  • Behind Lake Placida, corner of College Avenue and Campus Road
  • Parking is free

Concerts at Mt. Gretna Playhouse (July-September)

  • 200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064
  • (717) 361-1508
  • Parking is free

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About Music at Gretna

Μusic at Gretna has filled the Mt. Gretna Playhouse with music since 1976 and Leffler Performance Center at Elizabethtown College since 1995. At the core of our mission is the great stream of Western music that began a millennium ago in Europe and gathered force as musicians from all countries and continents joined the flow through centuries. Among humanity's greatest achievements, that music has become a universal means of communication that can be enhanced by expressive and creative performance. We try to be courageous explorers of our vast musical universe.
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