Hershey Theatre

Hershey Theater showing theatre scenes, interior views and heritage architecture

Hershey Theatre

Spend a night watching drama, dance and music in one of Pennsylvania’s most opulent venues or tour it during the daytime to glimpse behind the scenes.

Hershey Theatre is an ideal place to spend an evening enjoying performances of classical music and hit shows in its elegant auditorium. Even if you don’t attend a show, simply entering the foyer of this arts venue is a worthwhile experience. Walk through a hall made of four different kinds of marble with bas-reliefs decorating the arches and ceiling. Regular tours show off the beauty and history of the building in greater detail.

Like many attractions in the town, Hershey Theatre exists because of confectioner and businessman Milton Hershey. The philanthropist funded the building of the theater between 1929 and 1933, some of the worst years of the Great Depression, to bring work and hope to the region. Nearly 600 workers were employed to construct the venue.

Take a seat in the Venice-inspired auditorium to watch the best in dance, music and touring Broadway productions. When the theater, which features almost 2,000 seats, fills up, the atmosphere becomes electric as the crowd enjoys a wide variety of performances.

Once inside, look upwards at the auditorium's ceiling. This dynamic feature is suspended from the roof and changes appearance according to the scene below. Watch as the lights change from a sunrise to a starlit sky. Admire the Aeolian-Skinner concert organ, which has over 4,000 pipes.

Join one of the theater’s Spotlight Tours and step back in time to its earliest days. Groups go behind the scenes where they can explore around five floors of dressing rooms for the cast and see backstage where the performers await their cue.

See if you can spot the dozens of lions incorporated into the design of the building as you explore the theater. Tours take place on Fridays and Sundays and allow visitors to learn more about Milton Hershey and his other projects.

Hershey Theatre is located in the town center, about a 5-minute walk from the Tourist Information Center. Find free parking on-site. Get discount on admission to shows with a Hersheypark ticket.

Top Trending Hotels Near Hershey Theatre

Inn at Chocolate Avenue
Inn at Chocolate Avenue
2.5 out of 5
Route 422 & Sipe Avenue, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs5,944 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this hotel in Hershey. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"The staff was very nice and friendly. The rooms were very clean and they had a great free breakfast"

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Inn at Chocolate Avenue
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
2.5 out of 5
350 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs12,407 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in Hershey. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (973 reviews)
"Great spot!"

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
3 out of 5
515 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs13,881 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Hershey. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (616 reviews)
"Close to Hershey park and clean"

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Hershey Theatre


Top Hotel Deals

Simmons Motel
Simmons Motel
2 out of 5
355 W. Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs4,110 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Simmons Motel
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
2.5 out of 5
350 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs12,407 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Inn at Chocolate Avenue
Inn at Chocolate Avenue
2.5 out of 5
Route 422 & Sipe Avenue, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs5,944 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Inn at Chocolate Avenue
Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
3 out of 5
515 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs13,881 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Super 8 by Wyndham Hershey
Super 8 by Wyndham Hershey
2 out of 5
210 Hockersville Road, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs7,511 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Super 8 by Wyndham Hershey
Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey
Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey
2.5 out of 5
749 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs11,089 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey
Tru By Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Tru By Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue
2.5 out of 5
204 Hillcrest Road, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs13,105 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Tru By Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Simplicity Inn Hershey
Simplicity Inn Hershey
2 out of 5
43 W Areba Ave, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs15,427 per night from 27 May to 28 May
Simplicity Inn Hershey
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Hershey
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Hershey
2 out of 5
845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is Rs6,900 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Hershey
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.