Live professional theater under the trees
of Mt. Gretna... since 1927!

Mission Statement

Gretna Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre with a primary focus on a summer season, dedicated to producing and presenting work that reaches out to our diverse community as it entertains, enriches, and educates its audience.

Gretna Productions, Inc. d/b/a Gretna Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional live theatre company committed to presenting a season a plays and musicals during the summer at the Mount Gretna Playhouse in Mt. Gretna, PA.  We utilize professional and non-professional, local as well as regional and national actors, designers, directors, choreographers and technicians.  We also present a Theatre for Young Audiences series each summer and professional in-school theatrical presentations of an educational nature during the school year.

Gretna Theatre is one of the last remaining professional summer theatres in south central Pennsylvania.  We have maintained our affiliation with and employ members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the bargaining unit for professional directors and choreographers.  This enables us to present a high quality and unique production experience for our audiences.

Gretna Theatre is committed to enhancing the educational experiences of students in our area.  To that end, we provide several innovative school outreach programs in and for area schools as well as a Summer Professional Internship Program and our Gretna Gala Idol Scholarship Competition.