Lancaster PA 17608
- Mon: 10am-9pm
- Tue: 10am-9pm
- Wed: 10am-9pm
- Thu: 10am-9pm
- Fri: 10am-9pm
- Sat: 6pm-9pm
Located in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Fulton Theatre (also known as The Fulton Opera House) is one of the premier regional theatres in the Keystone State. Home to live stage productions, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, and a multitude of educational programs, the Fulton is the epicenter of the arts in Lancaster county.
Parking and Public Transportation at the Fulton Theatre
There are two paid lots immediately across Prince Street from the Fulton. There is also paid garage parking available at a structure at the intersection of Orange and Prince Streets.
If you're taking public transportation, routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 20 on the Red Rose Transit bus lines, serving the greater Lancaster area, will travel through downtown. If you're traveling from farther away, Lancaster's Amtrak station is about a mile away from the theatre.
Admission to the Fulton Theatre
Given the amount of productions and experiences offered at the Fulton, ticket prices can vary. Generally, seniors and children 17 and under are eligible for discounts, and students can try for discounted tickets (only $10!) during the Student Rush, offered one hour prior to curtain time.
Theatre seasons usually comprise six shows, like The Producers or The Wizard of Oz; a season subscription provides a discount compared to purchasing tickets for all of the shows individually.
Must See/Do at the Fulton Theatre
Check out the recently-established Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series, which showcases new and cutting-edge productions like Venus in Fur.
Select performances of the main-stage shows are part of the Fulton's Asides Lecture Series, which aim to educate and entertain interested patrons on how a facet of the production is created.
Other Places to Visit Near the Fulton Theatre
Downtown Lancaster has a wealth of unique restaurants, cafes, and shops all within walking distance of the theatre. The Lancaster Central Market in Penn Square is a large farmers market featuring local produce and products from local Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch communities.
If you're making a weekend of it and like thrills, head over to Hersheypark in nearby Hershey, PA.
Insider tip for visitors to the Fulton Theatre
The Fulton offers a Pay-What-You-Want option during certain performances of both the premier and family series of theatrical productions.
Author's bio: Jeff Birou is an education administrator by day, travel and freelance writer by night. You can find him at his blog, Lance+Jeff, or on Twitter at @Jetsetter_Jeff.