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Play Schedule

Covid 19 Safe and Very Entertaining!

Please scroll down for important updates to our Rain and Mask policies.

Performances nightly Tuesday-Saturday
June 10 – Aug. 6
Dinner & Show – 7:00pm
Show Only – 8:30pm (EDT)

*** Due to Covid-19, we will not be moving indoors in case of rain. 
Rainchecks will be given for local patrons and refunds available for non-locals.
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Announcing our 73rd Season Under the Kentucky Stars!

Dracula Bites!
By Duke Ernsberger
June 10-July 2
Back by popular demand…and funnier than ever! This kooky spin on Bram Stoker’s Dracula will you rolling in the aisles! The struggling Valley Dale Playhouse is in need of a hit, and so it turns to a pompous playwright’s new (and ridiculously serious) take on a classic.  But what starts as “real theatre” turns into absolute chaos as actors get stuck in coffins and literally swing from the rafters.  Zany fun for the whole family! Rated G. 

Southern Fried Nuptials
By Osborne and Eppler
July 5-July 23
New play premiere!  Southern Fried Funeral made you laugh until you cried, so get ready for another round of Southern Fried Fun.  The Fryes are back, and this time it’s a wedding that needs planning, not a funeral. But what if the bride gets cold feet…and what if her smokin’ hot ex shows up out of the blue with a big surprise? (Don’t worry if you missed the first chapter; the second is stand-alone funny!) Another big helping of family comedy—southern style!  Rated G. 

Cockeyed
By William Missouri Downs
July 26-August 6 
What if you were madly in love with someone who couldn’t see you—literally?  Philosophy major-turned accountant, Phil, has a giant office crush on his boss’s secretary, but the gorgeous Sophia doesn’t even know Phil exists.  What can a nice, but average-looking guy, do to get the attention of the gal of his dreams? Don’t miss this witty and fantastically farcical take on modern romance! Rated PG. 

Elvis and Patsy Cline
Together Under the Stars!
August 12-13
Tribute artists Barry Lockard and Nathalie Berry bring the music of Elvis and Patsy Cline to vibrant life on our historic stage! 

Music Weekend
Powerplay Free Concert! 
August 19

Special Musical Guest! To be announced! 
August 20 (This is will a ticketed event.)

 

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Rain Policy

Pioneer Playhouse shows are held in our historic outdoor amphitheater. There is always a slight risk of rain when attending shows outside.

AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, PERFORMANCES FOR 2021-2022 WILL NOT BE HELD INDOORS.

Shows are not considered rained out until show time. We may delay or pause to allow weather to pass.

If you choose not to attend a performance due to weather, you must call ahead to cancel or reschedule your ticket purchase. If you do not come and the show is held, we will not honor your ticket for a future performance.

If a performance is canceled or cannot continue due to rain, your ticket will be stamped as a rain check and may be redeemed for any performance during the season. Please hold onto the ticket and contact the box office to reschedule

You may bring umbrellas. Umbrellas and ponchos are also available for purchase in our gift shop.

In extreme cases of threatening weather we may cancel a show prior to curtain and will make an announcement on our social media pages.

We want to provide the Playhouse experience you know and love and keep everyone safe.

Seating capacity will be reduced to promote social distancing.

Mask policy – The safety of our cast, staff and patrons is of utmost importance to us. We are considering mask guidelines in accordance with the rapidly changing guidelines. At this time, masks are not required when in your seat or outdoors apart from others. We do ask that you wear a mask when in the restrooms or in lines/groups with other patrons.

Only one family member should come to the box office window.

You are welcome to make your reservations online.  Please do not print out your tickets. They will be given to you when you arrive (and will not be torn). Please come early so there is not a crowd rush at show time.

DINNER: we will serve our delicious barbecue dinner but it will be brought to your table. Any reservation should tell us how many chicken and how many pork preferences in your party.  No reservations can be taken after 3PM on the day of show.

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For show tickets, we encourage you to purchase online at pioneerplayhouse.com
 

 

Tickets

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We accept cash, personal check, and all major credit cards.

(859) 236 -2747

New: Order your tickets online!

Please scroll down for important updates to our rain and mask policies.

Note: All internet sales are final and non-refundable.

Reservation policy: We don’t require a credit card for parties smaller than 9, but we encourage paying for your tickets ahead of time.  If you decide to join us for dinner, we require reservations. (Please make sure you call and cancel, if you aren’t coming… so we can give someone else your great seats!)

For groups of 10 or more, we offer a $2 discount per ticket. To receive the discount the tickets must be paid for by one payment. A final confirmation of the number of tickets needed is required one week prior to your scheduled performance.  A credit card is required upon reservation to hold your seats. A payment for the reservation is required one week prior to your scheduled performance; we can either process the credit card we have on file for the reservation or you can send us a check.

Sorry, reservations not accepted by email.

Reservations

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Adult 
Ticket: $20 
Adult Dinner+Show Ticket:  $35
Dinner only:  $15

Child (12 & under)
Ticket:  $12
Dinner+Show Ticket:  $19

Group Discounts Available!

Passes
PATRON PASS: (6 Admissions) Special Price $100 (Save $20)
SUPER PASS: (10 Admissions) Special Price $165 (Save $35)

Note: cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of dinner and show, otherwise refunds will not be given.

Rain Policy

Pioneer Playhouse shows are held in our historic outdoor amphitheater. There is always a slight risk of rain when attending shows outside.

AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, PERFORMANCES FOR 2020-2021 WILL NOT BE HELD INDOORS.

Shows are not considered rained out until show time. We may delay or pause to allow weather to pass.

If you choose not to attend a performance due to weather, you must call ahead to cancel or reschedule your ticket purchase. If you do not come and the show is held, we will not honor your ticket for a future performance.

If a performance is canceled or cannot continue due to rain, your ticket will be stamped as a rain check and may be redeemed for any performance during the season. Please hold onto the ticket and contact the box office to reschedule

You may bring umbrellas. Umbrellas and ponchos are also available for purchase in our gift shop.

In extreme cases of threatening weather we may cancel a show prior to curtain and will make an announcement on our social media pages.

We want to provide the Playhouse experience you know and love and keep everyone safe.

Seating capacity will be reduced to promote social distancing.

Mask policy – The safety of our cast, staff and patrons is of utmost importance to us. We are considering mask guidelines in accordance with the rapidly changing guidelines. At this time, masks are not required when in your seat or outdoors apart from others. We do ask that you wear a mask when in the restrooms or in lines/groups with other patrons.

 

 

Directions

840 Stanford Road
Danville, KY 40422

Pioneer Playhouse is only 30 miles from Lexington, and 80 miles from Louisville.

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Note: There are numerous signs directing you the Playhouse once you arrive in Danville.

FROM LEXINGTON (45 min. drive):

  • Get on Hwy 27 ( Nicholasville Rd.) going South (through Nicholasville)
  • After driving 27 miles on Hwy 27, turn right at stoplight onto Hwy 34. (Following signs to Danville).
  • In the city of Danville, at the first stoplight take a left to continue on Hwy 34.
  • After the next light there is an immediate vear to the left . Take this vear to the left, onto Hwy 150. (There are also signs pointing to Pioneer Playhouse at this intersection.)
  • Stay on Hwy 150 as it crosses Main Street and becomes Stanford Ave.
  • Stay on Stanford Ave. / Hwy 150, following Pioneer Playhouse signs.
  • After three miles, the theatre will be on your left hand side: 840 Stanford Ave.

FROM LOUISVILLE (2 hour drive ):

  • Get on I-64 East (going towards Lexington)
  • After about 45 minutes, take Exit 48, Hwy 151 to Lawrenceburg.
  • After 8 miles, turn right (South) onto the Hwy 127 By-Pass
  • Take Hwy 127 South through Harrodsburg

FROM LOUISVILLE/ HARRODSBURG:

  • In Harrodsburg, Stay on Hwy 127 going south.
  • There is a Playhouse sign that points to the by-pass, you can take the by-pass around Harrodsburg and get back on Hwy 127 going south, but the best way is to not take the by-pass, to stay on Hwy 127 south, go 10 miles south of Harrodsburg and make a turn left at the first City of Danville sign.
  • This road turns into Maple Avenue. (There is a Pioneer Playhouse sign at this exit.) Note: if you miss the first city of Danville exit, keep heading south of Hwy 127 until the second city of Danville exi t –which is a stoplight . Make a left at the light (onto Perryville Road).
  • Follow Perryville Road until it turns in to Main Street.
  • Stay on Main, go approx 3 miles, make a Right on to Stanford Ave. / Hwy 150. Theatre will be on left hand side on outskirts of town: 840 Stanford Ave.
  • After making a left at first city of Danville exit, follow Maple Ave. approx five miles to Main Street, make a left onto Main.
  • Pass through the College and Downtown areas, following Playhouse signs.
  • After passing through the downtown area, make a Right onto Hwy 150 / Stanford Ave.
  • Follow Hwy 150 (Stanford Ave.) two miles, Playhouse will be on the Left.

FROM HARRODSBURG (20 min drive):

  • (see directions from Louisville / Harrodsburg – above)

FROM CINCINNATI (2 hour drive):

  • Take I-75 South to Lexington
  • In Lexington area, take Hwy 60 (Winchester Pike Rd) right (West), towards downtown Lexington.
  • Make a left onto Hwy 4 (the Lexington By-Pass).
  • Stay on 4 for six miles, take the Nicholasville Road exit
  • Make right on to Nicholasville Road (Hwy 27 going south ) — then follow directions from Lexington (above).