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Jesus at Lancaster’s Sight and Sound Theatre

Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Amish Country, the Sight and Sound Theatre is the largest faith-based, live theatre in the country and is often referred to as the “Christian Broadway.” The Sight and Sound Theatre was founded by Lancaster County native Glenn Eshelman who first opened the doors to the Living Water Theatre in July of 1976 for the debut performance of A Land of Our Own. With growing popularity over the next few years, Eshelman outgrew the Living Water Theatre and begin to dream of a larger, better-equipped facility for his productions. This dream would eventually become Lancaster’s Sight and Sound Theatre. Welcoming over a million people from around the world each year, today Lancaster’s Sight and Sound Theatre brings the Bible to life through live stage productions in order to provide audiences with a clear understanding of the Bible and Jesus Christ.

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What to Expect during Your Visit to Lancaster’s Sight and Sound Theatre

During your visit to the Sight and Sound Theatre, see the inspirational, action and adventure filled production of Jesus unfold above, beside and around you. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the Sight and Sound Theatre’s concession area. Be sure to shop merchandise related to the production of Jesus in the theatre’s gift store.

The Sight and Sound Theatre Experience

Jesus is a Bible-based production with a touching storyline, magnificent music and spectacular staging. Boasting hundreds of professional actors and actresses dressed in elaborate costumes, live animals, superb sets, some towering up to 40 feet high, and special effects unparalleled to any other, the Sight and Sound Theatre’s production of Jesus is an immersive experience about Jesus’ rescuing love. Music featured in the production is inspired by musical theatre and the cinema and is composed and recorded by some of the most talented orchestras from around the world. Lyrics and accompanying vocals are performed live on the stage.

The Story of Jesus

Presented in a way that’s never been experienced, this production strings together the beloved Bible stories of Jesus with the underlying theme of a love that rescues. Delve deep into the life of the man who came to teach, suffer and die for people’s sins. From the streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee, Jesus explores the story of the man who befriends outcasts and heals the hurting, questions social norms and confronts hypocrisy, sails the seas with fisherman and challenges religious scholars.

Shopping and Dining

Shopping at Lancaster’s Sight and Sound Theatre

Be sure to stop by the Sight and Sound Theatre’s gift store. Trinkets, coffee mugs, plush toys, t-shirts, accessories, apparel, books, movies and music unique to the production of Jesus are available for purchase.

Food and Drinks at the Theatre

Pick up food and drinks to enjoy inside the theatre or during the show’s 15-minute intermission from the Sight and Sound Theatre’s concession area. Sandwiches, snacks like the theatre’s signature roasted almonds and beverages are available for purchase. The theatre’s menu changes seasonally.

Travel Tips

-          While you are free to use your camera in the Sight and Sound Theatre’s lobby, cameras are not permitted during the performance of Jesus.

-          Lancaster’s Sight and Sound Theatre is ADA compliant.

-          The production of Jesus lasts approximately two and a half hours.