The Party is Back

October 30, 2021

The Hotel Hershey

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Theatre is back, and so is the party!

Diving back to a time when the jazz was hot and the parties were the "bee's knees", Gretna Theatre is headed to the Roaring '20s to celebrate the beginning of our history as America's Oldest Summer Theatre 95 years ago.

The Coghlan Award presentation, recognizing leadership and dedication to Gretna Theatre, honoring our 2021 recipient: Bill Christ, former Board of Directors President.

                                                                            Bill Christ

At Gretna Theatre, we are dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all who attend our productions and events - artists and audience alike.

With this in mind, our Board of Directors have required that all attendees of our 2021 Gala will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Face Coverings will be optional for the event, unless otherwise required by The Hotel Hershey. Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include Photo ID and:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Photocopy of Vaccination Card
  • Photo of Vaccination Card

We truly appreciate your commitment to Gretna Theatre and want to make sure that every guest who attends the event feels comfortable celebrating our 95th year of exceptional live theatre in Lebanon County. 

Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you!

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Make a splash in all things Gretna.

The Gretna Theatre Gala is the largest fundraising event of each year, providing financial support to our one-of-a kind Touring Outreach Program that impacts 7,500 students through theatre in schools, our Professional Summer Internship Program that creates paid, hands-on job training to early career actors, technicians, and administrators, as well as developing accessible live theatre opportunities for under-resourced children throughout Central PA.

$100,000 Goal


Total Raised

Hosted By

Gretna Theatre
For questions, please reach out to the Development Office!


The Hotel Hershey