Visitors to Williamsport can enjoy an array of cultural performances usually reserved for much larger cities. Live theater and the community’s own ballet, opera and symphonies provide year-round performances to suit every taste and interest.
Hear the beautiful music of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra or experience a performance by the Williamsport Civic Ballet. Enjoy a summer stock performance at the Millbrook Playhouse. Watch a Broadway musical, variety show, or featured performer at the Community Arts Center - just next door to the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center.
Williamsport and Lycoming County offers a wide variety of artisans, art galleries, theatres, history and community programs. Take some time on your next visit to Williamsport to enjoy our local performing artists.
Williamsport performing arts venues listed by distance from The Genetti Hotel:
Community Arts Center (next door)
220 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, 570-326-2424< br />The Community Arts Center is referred to as the "Jewel of Downtown Williamsport". Carefully restored to its 1928 magnificence this 2,000-seat theatre has hosted such notable acts as Bill Cosby, David Copperfield, Anne Murray, Barry Manilow and Willie Nelson. On any given night at the Arts Center you will find a Broadway musical, concert, musical review, or film. The theatre is also home to local artists such as the Williamsport symphony orchestra and civic chorus.
Community Theatre League 0.7 miles
100 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, 570-327-1777< br />In 1976, the Community Theatre League was formed to satisfy the need for a community based theatre program in Lycoming County. Currently, CTL is still going strong, producing some of the most exciting theatre in our area. Located in the Trade and Transit Centre, the theatre league is made up almost entirely of volunteers and produces over twenty events per season. The theatre hosts full length plays and musicals, one-act plays, workshops, summer camps, SPROUTS theatre for children, and many special concert events. Watch as members of our local community turn into dramatists, comedians, dancers and singers before your eyes.
Williamsport Symphony Orchestra 6.5 miles (14 minutes)
360 Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, 570-322-0227< br />For over 35 years the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra has brought classical music to Lycoming County. The Symphony hosts several guest musicians as well as the Youth Orchestra program made up of 70 children from around Central Pennsylvania. Experience an evening with some of this areas most talented musicians. Bring the family or enjoy a romantic evening at the symphony and listen to the music of Bach, Brahms or Schumann.
Millbrook Playhouse 28.8 miles
200 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701, 570-748-0921< br />Millbrook is a unique barn theatre that has been offering professional summer stock since 1963. The theatrical companies hired each summer continue to possess highly diverse skills and techniques and provide varied entertainment. See our website for shows in both the Mainstage and the Cabaret Theatre.