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Address: 830 Cherry Dr, Hershey, PA 17033-2007
Phone Number: +1 717-533-8525
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Excellent little theater!

Each year for the past two years we have looked over the Hershey Area Playhouse schedule and purchased four seats to each of the shows we decide we would like to see. That way we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Each year for the past two years we have looked over the Hershey Area Playhouse schedule and purchased four seats to each of the shows we decide we would like to see. That way we are able to invite a couple of friends to go with us each time, which makes it even more enjoyable. So far, we have seen... More 

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Thank HoleIn3
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Was invited by my sister in law, who has been involved with this group for a few years. What a great job they did with "Its a Wonderful life". Small unique theater, made you feel as if you were part of the play itself. I agree there is not a bad seat in the house.

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Thank ANovosel
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Was visiting a friend in Hershey back in May and had the good fortune to see "Leading Ladies" at the Hershey Area Playhouse. It was a zany, funny show...well acted and well attended. I love that the actors come out into the lobby after the show to greet everyone and thank them for supporting the theatre. I am from the... More 

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Thank Cync7
Middletown
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

All the plays we saw there were very good. It is a rather small place, with good shows. Good seating. Can"t say nothing bad about the place. Will return. Very professional.

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Thank SamMiddletown
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

Attended my first show today, A Christmas Carol, at the Hershey Area theater. Seating is stadium style so I do agree with the other reviews that it is difficult to get a bad seat. That being said, the 2nd rows are the same level as the first row so I did have to maneuver the folks in front of me... More 

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pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

All the Plays that are put on are great. Seats are very good no matter where you sit. The theatre is very clean. Enjoyed it very much.

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Thank sierraPennsyalvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

I enjoyed this theatre very much. The stage design is a thrust, meaning you can sit on three sides and still see a great deal of the action. It is small and intimate and all actors and crew members are hired locally and often times volunteer. The only qualm I had was the parking, which there is no designated parking... More 

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Thank BradHPhantom
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Every seat is a great seat in this very comfy air conditioned theatre. You are so near the action you feel like you are in it at times.

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Thank B K
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

The Playhouse is very clean and has a thrust stage for the shows it runs. If you have a chance to see a play here you should buy your tickets early to ensure good seats. I am confused by a review on Trip Advisor that complains about food. It has no restaurant only small snacks during intermission.

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Thank bistromomma
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

The actors and directors involved in shows here are generally very good, and a number of them have professional experience in theatre and music. The costumes and sets are also nicely done. Spending an afternoon or evening here at a show is a great break from the usual of everyday life.

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