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The Arts & Evening Activities

Cumberland Valley PA has a thriving arts community that includes a blend of high-end art galleries, Made in Cumberland Valley crafts and performing arts center both big and small. Spend the morning browsing PA artisans’ work in galleries and enjoy a full-scale Broadway performance at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center by night. Follow our trails to plan your artistic adventure!


THE H. RIC LUHRS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is the premier performing arts center in Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. The Center presents various types of performances throughout the season including pop artists, jazz, country, bluegrass, Motown, gospel, orchestras, symphonies, bands, Broadway musicals, theatre, dance, comedians, speakers, acrobats, children shows and other unique performances. The comfortable 1,500-seat, state-of-the-art Grove Theatre assures the most enjoyable entertainment experience in the region for audiences of all ages. Come and experience the excitement at the Luhrs Center!

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HISTORIC CARLISLE THEATRE Located in the heart of Carlisle, the historic Carlisle Theatre has been referred to as "the gem of downtown" since opening its doors in May of 1939. It was by far the grandest of three movie “palaces” all within a block of one another and was the first centrally air conditioned building in Carlisle. The Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center presents musical concerts, independent, foreign, first-run, and award winning films, live theatrical productions, and programming for children and families. Parking is available on the street, behind the Theatre, at the Pomfret Street Parking Garage (entrance on West Pomfret), or at Comfort Suites.

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WHITAKER CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND THE ARTS Three Entertaining Options. One Captivating Destination. Experience the intimacy and impact of a live concert, theater or dance performance. Take in a Hollywood blockbuster on a larger-than-life IMAX screen. Dive into science with three floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits. There is always something exciting going on at Whitaker Center, Central PA’s most engaging entertainment venue for visitors of all ages. So whether you need a fun rainy day activity for the kids, a new idea for date night, or a truly memorable way to celebrate a special occasion, check back often to see what’s up at Whitaker Center.

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ALLENBERRY RESORT INN AND PLAYHOUSE Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse, located in Boiling Springs, is a full-service resort nestled on a 57-acre, 18th-century estate. Allenberry is renowned for the country’s longest-running Murder Mystery Weekends, running October-April, that invite guests to figure out whodunit. Their professional theatre cast, where notable actors such as John Travolta have performed, has been putting on Broadway productions since 1949. Even the youngsters can join in the fun with child-friendly performances and youth summer theatre camps. Before leaving make sure you try the famous sticky buns and sticky bun flavored coffee!

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