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Covid-19 Safety for June and July 2021 Concerts (as of April 8, 2021)

The performance will be approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Due to the PA State guidelines, you and your party will be escorted to designated seats.  Please remain in your assigned seats and stay six feet socially distanced from others you do not know while on the premises of the Mt. Gretna Playhouse and the Pennsylvania Chautauqua for this event, including standing in line while entering the hall.

Each member of your party above age six is required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth while on the premises for this event.

Please self-evaluate on the day of the event, and have an adult evaluate each youth in your party. No individuals may attend if they have any of the following symptoms consistent with COVID-19: fever exceeding 100.1, headache, sore throat, dry cough, shortness of breath, sudden inability to taste or smell, earache, body aches, diarrhea, unusual fatigue, vomiting, and abdominal pain. 

If  your or any member of my party has been knowingly exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to this event, we ask that the individual not attend.

Covid-19 Waiver

I agree that each member of my party is subject to the terms above, and the conditions set forth below, and that failure to abide by such rules, instructions, or directions may result in dismissal from the event or venue. 

COVID-19 WARNING: I understand that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Medical and epidemiological evidence shows that transmission is possible even when carefully performing protective measures. There may be additional risks that are unknown.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby voluntarily choose to accept all risk, for myself and any accompanying minor(s), of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19, as well as all risks of property loss, personal injury, and all other hazards related to the event or presence at the venue, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event, so that I may be able to attend the event in person.

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY; INDEMNIFICATION: In exchange for admission to the event premises, I, on behalf of myself and any accompanying minor(s), hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless (a) Music at Gretna, Inc., d/b/a Gretna Music, the PA Chautauqua and the Mt. Gretna Arts Council/Playhouse Operating Committee, and their respective directors, officers, volunteers, employees, agents, contractors, artists, and representatives; and (b) all event attendees, and release each of the foregoing (each considered one of the “releasees” herein), to the fullest extent permitted by law, from any and all liability, claims, demands, losses, and damages, which I and/or any minor(s) accompanying me has or may have for any claims or causes of action arising out of or relating in any manner to (i) my and/or any accompanying minor(s)’s presence on the Mt. Gretna Playhouse premises for this event; (ii) attendance at, observation of and/or participation in any Gretna Music, event on said premises; (iii) any other related activities; or (iv) exposure to or contracting of COVID-19 or any other disease or illness, regardless of the releasee’s preparation, or the public health measures put in place (or lack thereof) by any releasee.

In further exchange for admission to this event at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse, I agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless any and all releasees from and against any and all demands, suits, claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses), including but not limited to, any claims by or on behalf of myself or any accompanying minor(s), arising out of or relating in any manner to (i) my and/or any accompanying minor(s)’s presence on said premises; (ii) attendance at, observation of, and/or participation in this event at said premises; or any related activities, (iii) my and/or any accompanying minor(s)’s acts or omissions; or (iv) exposure to or contracting of COVID-19 or any other disease or illness, regardless of the releasee’s preparation, or the public health measures put in place (or lack thereof) by the releasee. In exchange for admission to this Gretna Music event at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse, I covenant not to sue (or assist any person in suing) any releasee for any matter related to the above assumptions, releases, indemnifications or agreements.

MINOR ATTENDEES: If I am accompanied by any minor(s) to this event at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse, by allowing the minor(s) to accompany me, I make and agree to all the foregoing assumptions, releases, indemnifications and agreements on behalf of such minor(s), and affirm that I am legally entitled or authorized to do so on said minor(s) behalf.


Bring a pillow

Consider bringing a pillow if you like a little cushion.

First Listen!

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 concerts.  Please check each concert page for more details.

Parking is Free

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


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.


In addition to the eateries in and around Mt. Gretna, the Playhouse also has a concession stand! We sell various drinks and snacks, such as water, coffee drinks, soda, and candy, both before the performance and during intermission. The inviting smell of our delicious popcorn is a staple of our performance nights in the playhouse!

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.