Wholesome, Uplifting Live Entertainment
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Whether you live in or visit Lancaster County, the Bird-in-Hand Stage makes it easy to enjoy wholesome, high-quality live musicals and more, right in the heart of Amish Country. Take advantage of our on-site dining, great prices and choice of show times and treat yourself to a memorable theatre experience with friends and family.
The house lights dim… A hush settles over the audience… When the cast steps on stage, you’re in for a treat. Our Bird-in-Hand Stage brings live entertainment up close and personal with musical theatre and more in a unique Lancaster County setting. Be captivated by our Broadway-style musicals, packed with humor, heart and purpose. Experience it for yourself and find out what keeps our Guests coming back.
Since 2011, relevant and meaningful original Broadway-style musicals from Amish Country have made our Bird-in-Hand Stage one of Lancaster County’s must-see stops for live entertainment. Presented in partnership with Blue Gate Musicals, these original stage shows offer a window into a unique world. We have lots of news for the 2020 season! We are thrilled to present two new Blue Gate Musicals shows – Our Plain and Simple Life and The Christmas Tree Ship – and to welcome back the wildly popular Josiah for President. We are also excited to welcome to our stage for the first time the wholesome, family-friendly humor of Ryan & Friends: Comedy Calamity, the lighted-hearted, song-filled Comedy Jubilee and – exclusive to Bird-in-Hand – Steven Courtney’s Bag of Dreams.
So escape your everyday world for a little while and enjoy our live entertainment. You’ll find yourself laughing, holding your breath, gasping, tapping your toes – uplifted and fully entertained.
When we come to the Family Inn, we like eating out and riding through the countryside. We love going across the street to the hardware store that goes on forever. We go to Sight & Sound all the time. We were in Bird-in-Hand in November to see Josiah for President on the Bird-in-Hand Stage. The show was magnificent.
— Maryann & Bill Charon, Beachwood, NJ
Catching a live show in Lancaster County couldn’t be more convenient. When you enjoy a performance on our Bird-in-Hand Stage, you’re only footsteps away from our famous Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, next door to our Bird-in-Hand Family Inn and minutes from our Village Inn & Suites and our other lodging properties. It’s why so many call us a convenient group and family attraction in Lancaster County. Ask about discounted theatre tickets with meal and/or lodging packages.
It’s easier to entertain a group when everything is in one location. With tiered seating for up to 160 and accessible floor seating, we can accommodate your party, whether individuals or couples, friends or family, a bus group or your club or organization. Discounts available for groups of 20 or more.
Spread a blanket. Bring a chair. Kick back in the fresh country air and laugh along with entertainer extraordinaire Duane Laflin and his talented cast as they combine comedy and illusion with your favorite songs from the ‘50s. It’s a special show in a unique location – spread out your blankets and chairs in the fresh country air under a giant tent at the Smucker Homestead – with pre-show activities like games and a corn maze for the kids.
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What do a witty 8-year-old boy, a giggly teenage girl, two opinionated grandparents and a stinky skunk have in common? They all will have you and your family and friends rolling in the aisles. Enjoy the belly laughs when Ryan & Friends take the stage and share their comedic antics, wisecracks and insights. Audiences of all ages will laugh out loud at this sidesplitting variety show.
Join us for a wholesome, hilarious show for the whole family.
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Spend some time with Simon and Eliza Yoder as these storytellers give a glimpse into their lifelong journey together – the unique challenges and rich blessings of Amish farm life. You’ll hear about quilt-making, barn raisings, ice cream socials, rumpsringas – and dealing with Englishers! You’ll be surprised, moved and captivated by their hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking stories.
Join the conversation about the depth, beauty and joys of the plain life.
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In November 1912, “Captain Santa” went down with his ship in a gale on Lake Michigan while transporting Christmas trees to Chicago. Now, his widow faces a storm of her own. Can she find the courage to keep his legacy – and the family business – alive? Daughter Elsie believes they can do it together and has a surprise in store that will change everything.
Don’t miss this epic, heart-warming holiday tale inspired by a true story.
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Kick back and let the laughter take over! This high-energy variety show starring award-winning entertainer extraordinaire Duane Laflin and his talented cast features a delightful mix of comedy and your favorite music from the ‘50s – including classic country favorites and old-time rock ‘n’ roll – combined with an uplifting message that will keep you smiling long after you leave the show.
Bring the whole family and make fun-filled memories.
Our Bird-in-Hand Stage adds new flexibility to the concept of dinner theatre in Lancaster, PA. With our Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord upstairs, you can enjoy Amish Country home cooking before the evening show – or before or after our matinee performance. Order from the menu or select from our mouthwatering all-you-can-eat buffet. If you’re looking for lighter fare, enjoy the fresh choices at our nearby Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe. Be sure to ask about dining discounts when you make your show reservations.Restaurant & Smorgasbord