The Performing Arts

Thanks to the close proximity to New York City and some of the world's greatest talent, the Poconos has found itself the lucky recipient of both talent spillover and a demanding public.

Tucked away here and there throughout the Poconos, there are playhouses and revival theaters that offer a whole host of productions -many familiar, and others either local or obscure.

Use the listings below to find specific locations and theaters as well as a sampling of the best upcoming and current works.

Poconos Theatre and Performing Arts


Theatre and Performing Arts

Shawnee Playhouse
Village Square
Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
1-800-SHAWNEE 
Village Square, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
The Playhouse, located in the village square of Shawnee-on-Delaware, is a beautiful stone and timber theater designed and built in 1904. The 1999 season includes the following performances: Grease, Oklahoma, Hello Dolly! and Scrooge.
The Theater also provides an acting classes program for children and adults, in addition to other events including square dancing and folk music concerts.


Performing Arts Center
Marywood University
570-348-6268

Pocono Playhouse
Playhouse Lane
Mountainhome, PA
570-595-7456
The 1999 season performances include: Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, The King and I, State Fair and Sweet Charity

Providence Playhouse
1256 Providence Road
Scranton, PA
570-342-9707

FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Public Square
Wilkes-Barre
570-826-1100

Sunflower Hill Productions, Inc.
101 Route 209
Milford, PA 18337
507-296-2033
Sunflower Hill Productions produces a performing arts festival every summer. Additional performances throughout the year are also very popular. Some of these performances are conducted out of area, including performances at "The Met".

Ritz Company Playhouse - Poconos Performing Arts Theater in Hawley, PennsylvaniaRitz Company Playhouse - Hawley, PA - First opened almost 35 years ago and has been supported by a group of dedicated local theater supporters and brings current and famous shows to the local community. Open seasonally. See schedule and pictures of this playhouse. - [more]

The Historic Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg.Sherman Theater - Historic theater in downtown Stroudsburg with complete makeover offers an assortment of performances and an active calendar. Theater offers full bar and restaurant, modern sound, seating and faithfully restored setting of the 1920's. - [more]