Fall Guide to the Arts
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.
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
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. Immaculata.edu
A café-style venue showcasing national, regional and local music, comedy and children’s programs.
102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Sq. KennettFlash.org
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. KeswickTheatre.com
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. Neumann.edu
Sight & Sound Theatres
Faith-based live theater that’s been described as “Christian Broadway.”
300 Hartman Bridge Rd., Strasburg. Sight-Sound.com
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
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. BrandywineBallet.org
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
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
Comprised of 65 talented and dedicated musicians from around the County, performing pops, jazz and light-classic repertoire.
P.O. Box 2468, West Chester. ChesCoPops.org
Delaware County Symphony
This community orchestra performs symphony and chamber series concerts at Neumann University.
Meagher Theatre Life Center, Concord Rd., Aston
From as far back as 1920, this orchestra has grown from a chamber-size group to a large ensemble.
1145 King Rd., Immaculata
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. RoseTreePops.org
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. TOSDV.org
Vox Ama Deus
Musicians are known for historical accuracy, frequently performing on authentic Baroque instruments.
P.O. Box 203, Gladwyne
Concerts of chamber music on period instruments.
The Barn at Flintwoods, 205 Center Meeting Rd., Wilmington. BrandywineBaroque.org
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. Melomanie.org
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. OperaDE.org
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. Ballet180.org
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. WestChesterStudio.com
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. WCUPa.edu/TheatreDance
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. TheFulton.org
Featuring classical productions, fun-filled farces and traditional tales for the whole family.
64 Rose Valley Rd., Media. HedgerowTheatre.org
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. MediaTheatre.org
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. PeoplesLight.org
A professional nonprofit theater company producing dramas and musicals and presenting original works.
401 DeKalb St., Norristown. TheatreHorizon.org
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. ThePlayhouseDE.org
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. BarleySheaf.org
Since 1930, this group has continued to entertain Main Line audiences with each production.
58 Main Ave., Berwyn. FootlightersTheater.com
Year-round entertainment with six productions.
241 First Ave., Phoenixville. ForgeTheatre.org
The Players Club of Swarthmore
A community-based theater with seven main stage shows, plus smaller “Second Stage” productions.
614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore. PCSTheatre.org
The Brandywiners, Ltd.
With more than 300 members, the Brandywiners perform annually at Longwood Gardens.
P.O. Box 248, Montchanin. Brandywiners.org
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
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