About Us

Erected in 1852, the theatre is named for Robert Fulton, steam engine pioneer.
The Fulton is one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in the country.
The ornate interior was added in a 1903 renovation.
A statue of Robert Fulton graces the facade.

Central Pennsylvania’s premier regional theatre and National Historic Landmark combines Broadway caliber musicals, comedies and dramas with the grandeur of ornate Victorian architecture.

The Fulton first opened its doors in 1852. Today, 160 years later, this National Historic Landmark Theatre continues to entertain, educate and delight audiences, bringing live theatre, music, and more than 130,000 patrons into downtown Lancaster annually. Since its inception, some of the brightest stars of theatre, music and film have appeared on its stage, including Sarah Bernhardt, Mark Twain, Lionel Barrymore, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, W.C. Fields, George M. Cohan, Treat Williams and Lancaster’s own Jonathan Groff.

Today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Marc Robin and Managing Director Aaron A. Young, the Fulton Theatre produces a mix of comedies, dramas and musicals, employing the talents of professional directors, designers, playwrights and actors from the local community, New York and across the country. The Fulton also features acting classes for children, teens and adults as well as outreach programs for at-risk youth, which earned the prestigious Coming Up Taller Award at a 2008 White House presentation.