American Music Theatre

American Music Theatre, Lancaster: Hours, Address, American Music Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

American Music Theatre
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
American Music Theatre is the only theatre of its kind in the country that features both touring concerts and Original Shows. This 1,600-seat theatre hosts more than 300 live performances a year – from Broadway tours to rock legends to famous comedians to today’s hottest acts. Since its debut in 1997, they’ve welcomed Grammy winners, CMA winners, Tony winners, and even Oscar winners to their stage. They’ve also featured some of the most talented musicians, vocalists, and dancers in the nation in their own Original Shows. No other theatre in the region offers a wider variety of performances, year in and year out. Take the opportunity to catch a show in the comfort of one of the most premier venues on the East Coast for live entertainment.
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Gittel S
Lancaster, PA3 contributions
My favorite Lancaster theater
Mar 2020 • Friends
Beautiful theater filled with a wonderful friendly staff. The shows are top quality with celebrities from the 50s thru today’s performers. Intimate feeling with great views from every seat.
Written July 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TypeA6671
2 contributions
Has anyone gotten a refund for the Britain's Best show?
May 2020
I left a contact us message last week on their website, but have not heard anything from them. Has anyone?
Written May 6, 2020
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Kali
Pennsylvania38 contributions
AMT is a beautiful, classic venue
Feb 2020 • Friends
The American Music Theater is Beautifully Quaint, Classy and Clean. Ushers are very hospitable. Seats are large, padded and comfortable, not those hard plastic seats . Snack shop is what you would normally see at a small theater. Parking is organized, we got out of the parking lot rather quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening of DWTS
Written April 25, 2020
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COTraveller33
Silver Spring, MD2,805 contributions
Great for Music
Mar 2020
Caught Jake Owen here this month.
- very interesting acoustical show - which paired with this very interesting venue.

Parking for one is odd -- as it circles this church-like theater.
- across the street is your best option -

Positives -
- great acoustics
- large roomy seats
- local-made treats in snack back
- clean bathrooms
- intimate setting

Negatives
- bathrooms can't handle capacity at intermissions
- no alcohol served
- weird gift shop in the foyer
- music was amped up a bit louder than it should have been to enjoy

Would recommend: Yes
Would re-patronize: Possibly, depending on the show
Written March 14, 2020
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lkline332
Lancaster, PA17 contributions
Martina McBride cancellation
Mar 2020
I understand why the show was cancelled. However it was handled extremely poorly! The concern for fans should have occurred earlier in the day. Not a couple of hours before show time. Many of us left our jobs early and drove many miles to get to the venue. Totally disrespectful. Her mgt. should be ashamed of themselves. We work very hard for our money. I called the box office several times yesterday afternoon. Message on the AMT venue Voice Mail said; in essence: show up or you lose your money. We were screwed by both AMT and McBride's last hour cancellation. Were was AMT mgt? Cowards, left some old guys in yellow safety vests out in the parking lot to explain the last hour cancellation! AMT management are a bunch of cowards! Disgusting.customer service!
Written March 13, 2020
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Heff46
Newark, DE63 contributions
Terrible Oak Ridge Boys Concert
Mar 2020
My wife organized a group to attend March 7 evening Oak Ridge Boys concert. It was terrible. Unfortunately their normal sound man was impacted by the Nashville tornadoes, so they had a poor substitute. The bass and other instruments were so loud-to the point of distortion-that the audience could not hear the Oak Ridge Boys singing. It was impossible to hear any words. He even messed up an acappella version of "Amazing Grace." Somehow he had distortion and reverberation. It completely ruined this beautiful song. The sound man was positioned to the side of the stage, so I guess could not hear how badly he was doing his job. Not sure why he was not centrally located in the auditorium. The American Music Theatre shoulders some of the blame. They should have a knowledgeable ensuring good sound quality and audience experience. They should refund everyone's tickets.
Written March 9, 2020
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Sue B
5 contributions
Great show every time
Mar 2020
I have been to several shows at the American Music Theater and every time it is a great experience. The place is clean and organized and always well worth the money for the show/concert that we see.
Written March 6, 2020
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Thank you! See you next time! Our AMT Original premier, Britain's Best opens May 5.
Written March 9, 2020
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schneewitchen
Lancaster, PA225 contributions
A Little Something for Everyone
Sep 2019
This venue is amazing. It has music from every genre, popular comedians, and even local talent from their own cast. The tickets are reasonable and the theater well organized and comfortable. From Johnny Cash to Bill Engval to the Oak Ridge Boys, they've got it covered. Buses come up here from all over the place because of the quality of the shows. I highly recommend.

The theater is in a shopping area with all sorts of fast food and regular restaurants close by.
Written March 5, 2020
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Thanks so much! Louie Anderson and Rita Rudner have just been booked for October! Lancaster is lovely to visit in October!
Written March 9, 2020
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JackieSNorwood
Norwood34 contributions
Best Show Yet!
Mar 2020 • Couples
We have been to concerts and the Christmas Show at the American Music Theater and it was always enjoyable. On Sunday we had the pleasure of seeing “ Always...Patsy Cline”. That tribute just hit it out of the park! Jacqueline Petroccia as Patsy and Misty Rowe as her best friend Louise just pulled you back to that time and those great songs. My husband could hardly believe how beautiful Jacqueline sang those Patsy songs!! And Misty was so love-able and funny. You truly believed they had a bond, so it was so heartbreaking when Patsy died. The theatre is extremely well organized, getting in and out. It is also comfortable and clean with a great staff.
Written March 2, 2020
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So glad you enjoyed your experience. There was truly only one Patsy Cline!
Written March 9, 2020
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Brian
Lancaster, PA4 contributions
Great theatre!
Feb 2020
The American Music Theatre is a gem for not only Lancaster County but also for the State of Pa and even for performers worldwide!

Every year, AMT produces 2-3 of their own original productions. Typically, 1 show runs from May-October which is based off of a chosen theme/concept for the year. They also produce a Christmas show that runs from November-December which has been considered better than the Radio City Music Hall Christmas show! These shows feature experienced and talented singers, dancers, musicians, and performers from across the US and beyond. Many of these people have résumé’s that include Broadway, National Broadway tours, Cruise ships, prior theatre experience, Disney, and touring positions just to name some. Some of these people return every year for the next AMT production.

In addition to their original productions, AMT also books major concerts and touring productions throughout the year. Some of the shows that have took the AMT stage in the past include: Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Celtic Woman, The Robert Cray Band, Melissa Etheridge, Johnny Mathis, The Piano Guys, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Beach Boys, Scotty McCreery, Charley Pride, Marc Cohn, Blind Boys of Alabama, Shemekia Copeland, Foreigner, Dancing with the Stars: Live!, Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Home Free, Roger Hodgson, The Price Is Right Live!, Daughtry, Yanni, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Jay Leno, Stephen Stills, Judy Collins, Brian Setzer, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, America, Christopher Cross, Terry Fator, Jennifer Nettles, The Moody Blues, Merle Haggard, Carol Burnett, Neil Sedaka, Million Dollar Quartet, Bob Newhart, Heart, Peter Frampton, Chicago, Ringo Starr, and Donny Osmond! And these are just a sample of some of the shows that AMT has welcomed to the stage! Usually AMT books 50-70 touring/celebrity shows every year that include returning favorites and new shows. They do listen to their fans/guests and will attempt to bring back fan favorites/requested shows as much as possible. AMT is not a large theatre so they cannot always bring in large production shows, but they do surprise you sometimes when they can book big shows or superstars. Many of the shows that AMT does bring in are shows that have played resorts in Atlantic City NJ and Las Vegas Nevada, Grand Ole Opry in Nashville TN, and even Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The auditorium of the theatre only holds about 1,600 seats and all seats give you a good view of the stage! The seats are also very comfy and has plenty of leg room. The theatre does have a concession stand but only sells basically snacks and drinks. There are many great restaurants near the theatre so you can eat before or after the show. There is also a gift shop.

The staff at the theatre are very nice and very accommodating. They seem to like their job and make the show experience better.

Parking is a problem at this venue. The parking lot tends to fill up quickly if the show is sold out. As the theatre is on a major highway, exiting is basically at the mercy of the traffic light so getting out can be slow. I recommend that if you find out your show is almost/is sold out, That you park either across the highway at the restaurant or next door at the Target(there is a covered bridge that connects to the theatre) to avoid the risk of no more spots at the theatre and a slow exit from the parking lot.
Written February 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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American Music Theatre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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