Helpful Hints

Know Before You Go

Before the Concert Begins

Upcoming concerts are listed on Concert page.  Click on the  +  found to the right for each concert name for more details. Look for the tabs at the bottom of each concert page for more info on Artists, Program, Composers, and Related Events.

Bring a pillow

Consider bringing a pillow if you like a little cushion.

First Listen! at 6:45 pm

First Listen are free pre-concert mini-performances by our area’s most talented youth musicians.  We partner with the Women’s Symphony Association of Lancaster to present finalists from their Young Artists Competition on our First Listen series. They occur before most of our Sunday evening concerts.

Parking is Free

Parking guards will be around to assist you.  Handicapped parking in front and behind the playhouse is limited.

Restrooms

Restrooms can be found in the lower level of the Playhouse, entered from outside.  There is also a single handicapped-friendly restroom stage right (if you are looking at the stage, it is to the left).

Rain or Shine

Performances are rain or shine.  If extreme weather causes a change in the status of a performance, an announcement will be posted on our home page and sent via email to all ticket buyers with details on rescheduling or cancellation, and ticket exchange or refund policy.

What to Wear

Come as you please with attire suitable for the temperature. The Playhouse is covered but open on the sides. Big ceiling fans ease the heat on hot, summer days.

Directions to Playhouse

Where to Find Us

The Mt. Gretna Playhouse is located in the beautiful Mt. Gretna area, just outside of Hershey, PA.  We are a short drive from Harrisburg & Lancaster, easily located just off the PA Turnpike.

Parking is free in the lot right in front of the Playhouse.  There are some handicapped spots in front of and behind the Playhouse as well as in the lot.

Mt. Gretna Playhouse
200 Pennsylvania Avenue; Mt. Gretna, PA 17064

Please note:  we are only in the Playhouse on concert days.

The Playhouse

Concerts are presented in “casual elegance” in the open-air (audience and stage covered) 708 seat Mt. Gretna Playhouse. Rebuilt in 1995 after the roof collapsed under heavy snows, the Playhouse offers remarkable acoustics, and is ideal for chamber music and jazz.

Musicians come from all over the country and the world for the opportunity to enjoy the small friendly community and rehearse and play with other great artists and friends (and occasionally with birds and cicadas) in the woods.