Entertainment comes in so many shapes and forms. Experiencing different forms of entertainment can be cozy on your couch watching a movie, outside enjoying live music, attending an art show or attending the theater. When someone hears theater they may think of New York City or Philadelphia, they may not realize that we have an incredible theater right around the corner, Fulton Theater. Fulton is located at 12 North Prince Street, PO Box 1865 Lancaster. The perfect spot to enjoy live theater for an evening out or a matinee with some family or friends.
Fulton is a regional theater that emulates the creativity of our community. Each production is different from the next, putting the audience into a trans, removing them from reality and diving into story lines through tugging at our emotions. The art does not stop with the story lines it is throughout the music, the costumes and set each performance is full of so many details truly transforming the theater.
The Fulton is located in one of our national historic landmarks, a beautiful building that has been restored to highlight the history while providing large scale productions and more! The theater community within Fulton is one for all of Lancaster, providing multiple ways to get involved and experience the theater in different ways. If you are interested in attending a production you can pick from musicals to dramas, comedies and more. Fulton Theater also has experimental studio plays and workshops to participate in. The theater works to bring our community together. Those within the theater are professional actors, directors, playwrights and more from all across the country truly putting on a show of a lifetime. The current Executive Artistic Producer is Marc Robin. Marc has been with the theater since 2001. Marc has staged over 40 productions creating remarkable experiences for all who sit within the Fulton.
The historic building goes back to 1737 when the building was a pre-revolutionary jail. In 1852 the space transformed to a community center to hold meetings, concerts and more. In 1856 the building was sold keeping the community center in mind, shifting to a performance venue taking the name of “Fulton Opera House”. The history of this space is emulated within the building through the beautiful architecture. You can see how much detail, hardwork and love went into creating a space for all to enjoy!
Something that stands out within the Fulton is their academy. This teaches artists to work to meet the needs of a diverse group of learners. They provide lessons and classes for young children (3-6 years old), elementary aged and teens. The students in these programs learn skills to focus on performing art tools, learn acting exercises and build problem-solving skills within the performing arts that can be used in their daily lives as well. By building body, voice, imagination the students learn how to dance, sing, act, produce and so much more learning from professionals within the field. While the Fulton’s mission emphasises community they offer scholarships for the academy giving all children within the Lancaster community an opportunity to experience this experience.
An experience at the Fulton is one of a kind, to show your support you can give back to the community by becoming a supporter, you can make a gift to help support the community through transformations by participating in their annual campaign. If your business has experience the theater as an office outing out and felt moved you can become a corporate sponsor! There are so many ways to show your support for the Fulton through financial givings but also as an ambassador. Fulton Ambassadors are volunteers at least 16 years old that are hardworking individuals with a drive to help build, support and grow the theater. There are many ways to be involved in the theater as an ambassador from education and community engagement, accessibility team or administration and development. Talk about a firsthand experience in the arts!
To experience a show be sure to check their shows section of their website. Here you can purchase a ticket to experience a day at the theater. Something I would suggest is picking a restaurant near the theater for dinner or brunch depending on the time of your show. Enjoy a day out within our wonderful county, you will feel like you are in New York City or Philadelphia enjoying the theater while only within your backyard. Fulton Theater offers shows from a variety of genres, truly something for everyone!
As we continue to look for new things in Lancaster County to have new experiences and adventures it is important to take into account the restrictions going on and how each business is operating. Fulton Theater is offering Fulton HD providing the theater in the comfort of your own home, this is a wonderful way to get a taste of the theater with your family. Be sure to follow their updates to know when ticket sales will be able to start again for Kinky Boots, Titanic, Jersey Boys and more! Enjoy a night out or in, a weekend brunch and a show to take time to experience something new. The Fulton Theater is waiting for you, you will not want to miss this experience!
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