Wednesday, June 24 2020 12:55

Fall Guide to the Arts

Written by County Lines Magazine


While many performance venues and events are on hold, we want you to see all that’s available in our culturally-rich area. Check websites often for the latest updates.

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Theaters & Venues with Music, Dance & Theater Performances

Suburban PA Counties

American Music Theatre

Since 1997, AMT has welcomed Opry legends along with Grammy, CMA, Tony and Oscar winners. They’ve hosted acclaimed original shows, national Broadway tours, and Christmas extravaganzas.

2425 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster


Bird-in-Hand Stage

Offering exceptional entertainment, including Broadway-style musical theater and magic shows—one of Lancaster County’s must-see stops for live performances.

2760 Old Philadelphia Pk., Bird-in-Hand


The Colonial Theatre/Point Entertainment

Independent and classic films, programs for young audiences, concerts and community events. Major performances booked by Point Entertainment.

227 Bridge St., Phoenixville;


Immaculata University Alumnae Hall Theater

Seats 1,100 with great stage views from any seat, perfect for concerts, dance and theater productions.

Alumnae Hall Theater, Immaculata.


Kennett Flash

A café-style venue showcasing national, regional and local music, comedy and children’s programs.

102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Sq.


Keswick Theatre of Performing Arts

A 1,300-seat venue hosting well-known acts with state-of-the-art sound and light equipment.

291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside.


Longwood Gardens Performing Arts

The arts at Longwood are as inspiring and beautiful as the Gardens, showcasing leading artists.

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square


Neumann University, Meagher Theatre

Modern 300-seat theater hosting lectures, theater, cinema, concerts and other theatrical events.

1 Neumann Dr., Aston.


Sight & Sound Theatres

Faith-based live theater that’s been described as “Christian Broadway.”

300 Hartman Bridge Rd., Strasburg.


Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

Promoting cultural, economic and civic life through live theater, music, dance and film. Nine resident companies with three separate performance spaces.

226 N. High St., West Chester


West Chester University—WCU Live!

Live performances held on campus of music, theater and dance by national traveling groups.

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall and Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, West Chester



The Grand Wilmington

Presenting symphony orchestras and ballets, the latest rock and comedy stars, jazz, folk, family artists.

818 N. Market St., Wilmington


Theatre N at Nemours

First-run independent feature films and concerts.

11th & Tatnall Sts. Nemours Bldg., Wilmington


Events & Series

* See Outdoor Concerts in this issue


Performance Groups / Dance

Surburban PA Counties

Brandywine Ballet

Providing professional training and performance opportunities for dancers and entertaining audiences as the region’s premier ballet organization.

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

700 S. High St., West Chester.


Chester County Ballet Company

A professional performance group at Chester County’s oldest training school for dance.

321 S. High St., West Chester



First State Ballet Theater

Delaware’s professional ballet company presents full-length ballets and mixed-repertory programs.

818 N. Market St., Floor 3R, Wilmington



Suburban PA Counties

Brandywine Singers

A choral ensemble with a wide repertoire of music, partnering with other groups to present concerts.


Chester County Choral Society

Led by a professional director and accompanist and performing diverse choral music.

P.O. Box 3466, West Chester


Chesco Pops

Comprised of 65 talented and dedicated musicians from around the County, performing pops, jazz and light-classic repertoire.

P.O. Box 2468, West Chester.


Delaware County Symphony

This community orchestra performs symphony and chamber series concerts at Neumann University.

Meagher Theatre Life Center, Concord Rd., Aston


Immaculata Symphony

From as far back as 1920, this orchestra has grown from a chamber-size group to a large ensemble.

1145 King Rd., Immaculata


Kennett Symphony

Under the direction of Music Director, Michael Hall, professional musicians recreate musical masterpieces.

106 W. State St., Kennett Square


Lancaster Symphony Orchestra

Entertaining and educating the south central PA community through live musical performances.

226 N. Arch St., Lancaster.


Rose Tree Pops Orchestra

A community orchestra with performances ranging from classical to pops to Big Band.

O. Box 932, Media.


Rose Valley Chorus and Orchestra

Chorus and 35-piece orchestra.

Strath Haven Middle School, S. Providence Rd.



Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley

TOSDV owns, maintains and presents theatre organ concerts and silent movies on a 3/24 Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ, in the Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville.

P.O. Box 141, Cheltenham.


Vox Ama Deus

Musicians are known for historical accuracy, frequently performing on authentic Baroque instruments.

P.O. Box 203, Gladwyne



Brandywine Baroque

Concerts of chamber music on period instruments.

The Barn at Flintwoods, 205 Center Meeting Rd., Wilmington.


Delaware Symphony Orchestra

Performing classical and chamber concert series.

P.O. Box 1870, Wilmington



Pairings of early and contemporary works.

200 S. Madison St., Wilmington.



The only professional opera company in the state and the 11th oldest in the country, with a reputation for excellence in opera and arts education.

4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington.


Serafin Quartet

The Quartet performs frequently around the U.S. and the world, receiving international prizes and awards.

1014 Sweet Cherry Ct., Wilmington


Performance Groups / schools

Angela Bates Dance Academy

Classes in all styles of dance, for all levels and all ages. Special summer programs are offered.

5129 West Chester Pk., Newtown Square


Ballet 180 / Studio 180

Ballet 180 performs at McShain Performing Arts Center, Rosemont College.

1708 Lancaster Ave., Floor 2, Paoli.


Darlington Arts Center

Over 40 years offering creative experiences in music, art, dance and drama for children and adults.

977 Shavertown Rd., Garnet Valley


Longwood Performing Arts

Classes from experienced faculty in a variety of dance styles.

633 West Cypress St., Kennett Square


West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts

Teachers are experienced professional actors and provide a high-caliber performing arts education to students of all ages and abilities.

Held at: Chester County Historical Society

225 N. High St., West Chester.


West Chester University Department of Theatre and Dance

Presenting classic, contemporary, and new plays, musicals and dance produced by our faculty, students and Philadelphia guest artists.

E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, High & Rosedale Sts. West Chester.


Wolf Performing Arts Center

Professionally staged productions, coaching and classes with experienced teaching artists for children.

1240 Montrose Ave., Bryn Mawr



The Music School of Delaware

Offering standard-setting instructional programs by expert educators for people of all ages and levels.

4101 Washington St., Wilmington


Theater – Professional

Suburban PA Counties

Bucks County Playhouse

Located on the site of a former grist mill on the banks of the Delaware River.

70 S. Main St., New Hope


Fulton Theatre Productions

Named a National Historic Landmark, considered the nation’s oldest continuously operating theater.

12 N. Prince St., Lancaster.


Hedgerow Theatre

Featuring classical productions, fun-filled farces and traditional tales for the whole family.

64 Rose Valley Rd., Media.


Media Theatre

Producing five musicals annually, plus children’s productions, the Media Theatre has been honored with numerous awards for its performances.

104 E. State St., Media.


People’s Light

One of Pennsylvania’s largest professional theaters offers year-round programming in two performance spaces, mixing contemporary plays, music theater, classics and world premieres.

39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern.


Theatre Horizon

A professional nonprofit theater company producing dramas and musicals and presenting original works.

401 DeKalb St., Norristown.



The Candlelight Theatre

Celebrating 50 years of dining and entertainment, Delaware’s first dinner theater offers musicals, comedies, comedy club, quizzo and varied concerts.

2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, (in historic Ardentown)


Delaware Theatre Company

Experience Broadway-caliber productions at this spacious regional theater. Located on the Wilmington Riverfront, DTC has free parking and a concessions stand with wine, beer and light snacks.

200 Water St., Wilmington.


The Playhouse on Rodney Square

Located in the Hotel du Pont, stars of stage and screen have graced the Victorian stage since 1913.

1007 N. Market St., Wilmington.


Theater – Community

Suburban PA Counties

Barley Sheaf Players

Housed in the old Oddfellows Hall, offering a five-show season, summer youth programs, Play Festival, holiday production and children’s workshops.

810 N. Whitford Rd., Lionville.


Footlighters Theater

Since 1930, this group has continued to entertain Main Line audiences with each production.

58 Main Ave., Berwyn.


Forge Theatre

Year-round entertainment with six productions.

241 First Ave., Phoenixville.


The Players Club of Swarthmore

A community-based theater with seven main stage shows, plus smaller “Second Stage” productions.

614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore.



The Brandywiners, Ltd.

With more than 300 members, the Brandywiners perform annually at Longwood Gardens.

P.O. Box 248, Montchanin.


Delaware Children’s Theatre

This group aims to educate and entertain youths and adults through its popular theater productions.

1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington


Wilmington Drama League

Hosting volunteer-produced performances, plus children’s theater performances.

10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington