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The Carlisle Theatre is an Art Deco theater built in 1939. Over the decades, it has shaped the city's theatrical culture through dramas, movies, concerts and dance programs. Today, it continues to be a prominent city landmark.
The Messiah College in Grantham is a Christian college that offers students a chance to learn applied arts and sciences, besides inculcating a sense of pride and duty towards the religion. Although the college is known for the high-standard education that is offered here, the entertainment and recreaiton needs of students are well-looked after as well. You can witness the artistic skills and athletic talent of the college students at the various well-equipped venues of the college that host numerous sports tournaments, concerts and cultural events. One of the venues where these events takes place is the Brubaker Auditorium. This multi-utility event center can accommodate 1,800 spectators in its premises. Besides hosting student activities, the venue also hosts a few community and private events. Check website for details.
Dill's Tavern is a quaint little structure which was built in 1755. It has a mix of of the Early Republic and Colonial Revival styles of architecture. The tavern has undergone modifications in the later years, but has been preserved exceptionally well. Today, it functions as an interpretive history center and is open to public. The entire house can be explored by the visitors, so that they can have a feel of the 18th century living conditions. The facility is also available as a rental space for private events like weddings, meetings and reunions. A mix of modern facilities with the backdrop of an ancient structure is the perfect combination to host your intimate events.
The MakeSpace is more than a concert venue. This three-story home on North Third Street underwent major refurbishment to transform into a vibrant art hub. Its living room doubles up as a stage for live performances by local bands and musicians, while upstairs are studios for contemporary artists. This versatile space perennially metamorphoses to accommodate myriad events and workshops including exhibitions, poetry recitals, improv comedy, open mic, jam sessions and yoga classes.
With a history dating back to the early 1920s, the Theatre Harrisburg is a prime center for arts and culture in Harrisburg. A beautiful and stylish structure, it has an equally attractive cultural program. Additionally it is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipments. A large theater, there is ample space for big crowds. Moreover, people throng this place for its array of plays, drama, musicals and much more. Performances such as Bye Bye Birdie, Words and Music by Cole Porter, along with Broadway shows and several other such performances are regular here. It is a good mix of classic and contemporary performances. Check their website or call ahead for upcoming shows.
Formerly the Riverside Stadium, located across the Susquehanna river, the baseball stadium has bounced back as the Metro Bank Park. Featuring corporate suites, private seating, kids zone and much more, the stadium provides the best opportunity to enjoy baseball sessions live in action. Get to the park to explore the amazing field-dimensions and interesting Minor League matches. Call for more details.
As you step into the Whitaker Center for Science and Arts, you enter the world of intrigue and fascination. Featuring three floors of educative exhibits, one can learn everything about mysteries and facts of our world. At the science center, there is something for everyone. For children there is KidsPlace, whereas adults can enjoy at Forces of Nature. Apart from the science center, this center also consists of a performance theater that can accommodate about 600 people. The IMAX Theater screens some of the most unique films and can hold upto 200 people. On the lower level, an intimate theater present is ideal for hosting lectures and classes. For tour prices and hours for the season, please check the website.
Home to Gamut Theatre Group, the Gamut Classic Theatre is a medium sized space located in the Downtown Strawberry Square. An intimate theater, it can comfortably seat 100. The three sided setting encircling the stage allows people to watch performances closely. The theater is also home to the well known Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival and the Popcorn Hat Players. Classic plays such as Henry IV, Romeo and Juliet, The Glass Menagerie and several other well known plays have been staged at this classic heritage. Though small in context of seating capacity, the theater offers advanced technical specifications for sound and lighting. Call ahead for performance timings.
Forum Auditorium is well-known in the capital city of Harrisburg for providing enthralling entertainment. The variety of performances staged are way beyond admiration. This is the venue where grand performances of the 'Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra' are held. There is an interesting variety of shows lined up for all performing art lovers. The auditorium regularly hosts concerts, symphonies, recitals, dance shows and other types of classic performances. Please contact to know more about the latest programs to be showcased here.
Comcast Star Stage is an absolutely terrific venue for concerts and events. Located at Vine Street, the venue has staged a number of musicians on a regular basis being part of the city's festival venues.
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center is the local hero here in Harrisburg. It is a 60 acre indoor arena that hosts the Pennsylvania Farm Show and also a number of other exhibitions all through the year. Since the center has as many as 11 buildings, the community gets together here for a range of concerts, exhibitions, farm shows and more. The center also hosts sporting events in addition to the exhibitions. Do contact them for more details.
Constructed in 1769, the Warrington Meeting House is a typical Quaker house complete with a gable roof. This historical meetinghouse is included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.