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Play Schedule


Covid 19-Safe and Very Entertaining!

Accessibility and accessible seating in all areas, including dining patio, play  amphitheater,  restrooms and exhibits in indoor theatre. 

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

All performances are held outside.  In case of light rain, show continues.
 If show is canceled due to severe weather, rain checks will be given.
 
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June 7-June 29
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps! A fast-paced who-dunnit with 150 zany characters, an onstage plane crash, hand cuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance. Hilarious and not-to-be-missed! All ages.

July 2-July 20
That Book Woman
World Premiere! A Kentucky Voices Original!
Adapted by Holly Hepp-Galvan
(author of Guarded and Granted).
From the picture book by Heather Henson

High in the hills of Kentucky, everybody’s talking about the lady who carries books by  horseback, straight up the mountain, rain or shine.  Cal has no use for reading. Life is tough, especially with Mama gone and the coal company getting greedy. Words are powerful, though, and maybe “That Book Woman” can help Cal and his family find strength they didn’t even know they had. A heartwarming celebration of the remarkable real-life work of the Pack Horse LIbrarians of Eastern Kentucky.  Rated G.

July 23-August 10
Fireflies
By Matthew Barber
From the novel by Annette Sanford

Starring Patricia Hammond!

Eleanor lives a quiet life, set in her routines and secure in her position as the most respected woman in her small Texas town…until a hole in her roof draws the attention of a smooth-talking drifter named Abel, intent on renovating Eleanor’s house, and possibly her life. A funny, feel-good comedy about finding love when you least expect it. All ages.

August 15, 16, 17
We Three Kings: An Elvis Experience
Step into the world of Rock n Roll royalty for a one-of-a kind musical extravaganza leading us through the iconic eras of Elvis Presley! From the electrifying 50’s to the charm of the silver screen 60’s to the glitz and glamor of the Vegas concert years, a music journey by three different Elvis tribute artists plus a live band that you won’t want to miss!

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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.

All performances are held outside.  In case of light rain, show continues.
 If show is canceled due to severe weather, rain checks will be given.

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

ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NON REFUNDABLE

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.

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: Line up and be served a delicious, home-cooked dinner, then find your own seats in our shaded courtyard.  Dietary restrictions or vegetarian requests must be made before noon the previous day.  No dinner reservations can be taken after 3 PM on the day of the 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 policies.

All sales are final and non-refundable.

 
Accessibility and accessible seating in all areas, including dining patio, play amphitheater,  restrooms and exhibits in indoor theatre. 
 
 

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.  

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Reservations (859) 236 -2747

New prices as of Dec 1, 2023

Adults
$22 Show Only
$40 Dinner and Show

Kids 12 & Under
$14 Show Only
$26 Dinner and Show

Patron Pass 
$75

Super Pass 
$150

***New: Patron Dinner & Show Pass – Good for 4 dinners/shows
$145

ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NON REFUNDABLE

Rain Policy

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

All shows are outdoors.

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

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.

 

 

 

Directions

840 Stanford Road
Danville, KY 40422

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

Mapquest map

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).