Best of Hershey – The Hershey Theatre
The Hershey Theatre is close to the top of our list of favorite things to do in Hershey.
Completed in 1933, this jewel of a performance space has the opulent feel of a beautiful early 20th century theatre. Although it seats over 1,900, it feels quite intimate and we don’t think there is bad seat in the house. It’s worth seeing a show there just to experience the ambiance of the theatre itself.
However, the array of theatre offerings is truly amazing….from full Broadway productions to the most popular solo performers. We have season subscriptions to the Broadway series and just this year we have seen Ghost, War Horse, and Sister Act and they have been wonderful. We’re looking forward to Flashdance in April. But that’s only a portion of the theatre offerings. In the past 12 months it has also presented Tony Bennett, Straight No Chaser, and the Blue Men to name just a few. The theatre is also a popular venue for local Cultural Activities such as the Hershey Symphony, Central Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Hershey Community Chorus.
When you plan your getaway to Hershey, we always encourage Westwynd Guests to take a look at the theatre schedule. A show can add so much to your Hershey experience.
The upcoming Calendar http://www.hersheytheatre.com/performances_events/index.php includes:
The Piano Guys – March 25th
Theresa Caputo – April 5th
Melissa Etheridge — April 22nd
Flashdance – April 29th Through May 4th
Morrissey — June 19th
Rain, a Tribute to the Beatles – June 21st
Hershey Gospel Festival – Sept 5th -7th
And there are new things added all the time. Both the theatre and The Inn at Westwynd Farm frequently sell out well in advance. If there is something you really want to see, book a room with us as soon as you get your tickets!
And here’s a special plus for theatre buffs or any who are curious about how things work. You can experience a very special tour that takes you behind the scenes of what has been called “The Most Impressive Theatre in Pennsylvania.” From balcony to basement, the Hershey Theatre has undergone a three-year, three-million dollar dazzling restoration – bringing back the opulence of opening night. You’ll learn the details of this historic project and the inside story workings of “Milton Hershey’s Entertainment Showplace.”
For more information, call (717) 533-6299
Fridays: 11 AM Year Round (No tours on Christmas and New Year’s Day)
Sundays: 1 PM (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)
Youth (ages 3 -12): $6.00