- By Terry
- | October 3, 2019
Wholesome, Uplifting Live Entertainment
Sit Back. Relax. Enjoy the Show!
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.
An Intimate Theatre Experience
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.See Shows »
High-quality Musicals & More
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 2023 season! We are thrilled to present two regular-season Blue Gate Musical shows, the premiere of Dear Soldier Boy and the return of The Home Game. We are also excited to welcome the return of the wholesome, family-friendly humor of Ryan & Friends. The Christmas season brings the return of the popular Blue Gate musical Our Christmas Dinner.
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.See Shows »
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
One Stop for Meals, Entertainment & Lodging
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.
Upcoming Shows on Our Stage
Through October 19, 2023
What happens when a young Amish man’s dreams of the big leagues run up against his father’s wishes for him to remain on the farm? Filled with laughter and drama, this popular musical takes you along on Levi Troyer’s journey as he navigates the difficult choice he faces when his fast ball catches the eye of a sports talent scout. Which team will you root for?
See the hit show that knocks it out of the park!
Through October 28, 2023
Audiences never seem to tire of laughing along with Ryan & Friends. Fresh, family-friendly and always funny, they’re back by popular demand. This season’s show features fan favorite comedy sketches along with brand new music, new comedy and an all-new finale that will leave you rolling in the aisles.
See the hilarious variety show everyone’s talking about.
October 26 – December 30, 2023
Expect the unexpected when an unlikely mix of strangers and kinfolk are thrown together in the middle of a snowstorm. This musical is a hilarious look at family traditions, holiday expectations and the real meaning of Christmas—with a heaping scoop of humor, a slice of family memories and a sprinkling of surprises.
Stir the Christmas spirit and keep it glowing throughout the season!
April 4 – August 3, 2024
When a young Amish woman believes she’s lost her fiancé and discovers that she was adopted, she risks a shunning and leaves her village to set off on a search for her birth mother in an unfamiliar world. What she discovers in this Amish love story is a web of secrets and plot-twisting surprises. This hit musical mystery will leave you laughing—and on the edge of your seat.
Find out what happens when plain, not-so-plain and downright extravagant lives converge.
April 6 – October 19, 2024
If you love to laugh with Ryan & Friends, you’ll really roar at this non-stop comedy revue, featuring all of Ryan’s zany cast of characters, most often-requested songs, and fans’ favorite funny bits and skits. And if you’ve never had the pleasure, it’s the perfect introduction to this inspirational entertainer.
Relive your favorite moments and meet a new mystery guest!
August 13 – October 24, 2024
What could possibly go wrong when an Amish widow decides to teach a small weekend quilting class? Cultures collide and personalities clash, and a mixed bag of characters learn a little about quilts, and a lot about themselves. This Broadway-caliber musical dramedy will have you bent over laughing, fighting back tears, and humming along to unforgettable melodies.
Don’t miss this popular hit show that’s sure to keep you in stitches.
November 1 – December 28, 2024
Great songs! Suspense! Comedy—and candy! When a perpetual prankster is kidnapped from her candy store at Christmastime, no one believes the ransom note. Making its Lancaster County debut, this delightful holiday musical combines lots of laughter and lighthearted moments with serious lessons about life, second chances and the power of celebrating the season with loved ones.
Don’t miss this new show that’s destined to become a Christmas classic.
Make It Dinner And A Show!
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.
|* Please note that the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord is not currently open on Mondays|
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Ask about dining discounts when you make your show reservations. Our Bird-in-Hand Stage adds new flexibility of dinner theatre in Lancaster, PA. At our Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord upstairs, enjoy Amish Country home cooking before the evening show – or before or after our matinee performance.