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.See Shows »
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 2022 season! We are thrilled to present two regular-season Blue Gate Musical shows, the premiere of A Simple Sanctuary and the long-anticipated return of Josiah for President. 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 The Christmas Tree Ship.
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
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.
April 9 – October 22, 2022
You haven’t heard funny until you’ve spent some time with Ryan & Friends. If you have, you know what we mean—and you’ll laugh out loud at this new multimedia show, updated for 2022 with hilarious Lancaster County “Tourist Tips,” farm-fresh parody songs for the whole family and a brand-new finale sure to leave everyone in stitches.
Join us for a wholesome, hilarious variety show.
August 18 – October 21, 2022
Scandal, backstabbing and politics-as-usual is center stage until an unlikely encounter changes the course of the country. Will a plain man of faith truly turn the tide of politics and become America’s leader? It’s easy to see why this captivating journey, packed with hilarious antics, has already captured the vote of thousands.
Can plain truth triumph over politics? Come find out!
October 28 – December 31, 2022
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, heartwarming holiday tale inspired by a true story.
April 6 – July 27, 2023
What could go wrong when a young Amish girl and her friend volunteer to write letters of encouragement to the American troops stationed in Iraq? It’s a pure and noble mission, but it gets a bit complicated (and more than a little comedic) when several of the soldiers out on a weekend pass decide to surprise the girls at the cheese shop where they work—all on the same day!
Watch the drama unfold in this hilarious feel-good musical comedy.
April 7 – 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 favorites – skits and songs from past shows – with 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.
August 4 – 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!
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!
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|
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.