Bucks County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope: Hours, Address, Bucks County Playhouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Bucks County Playhouse
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Founded in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill, Bucks County Playhouse quickly became “the most famous summer theatre in America,” featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart, Kitty Carlisle, Angela Lansbury, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, and Liza Minnelli and remained in continuous operation until 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened after a multi-million-dollar restoration thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation. In 2018, the Playhouse unveiled The Deck, a 4,000 square foot Delaware-river view restaurant. In 2014, Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman took the helm of the Playhouse. Today the creative teams who create new productions here are among the most talented artists working in the professional theatre. They relish the opportunity to work on the historic stage where Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, and Jessica Walter began their careers.
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Bryce S
New Hope, PA1,556 contributions
Jul 2021
We attended the opening night of the Marilu Henner show o. Saturday evening. We had a great time. The theater is excellent.

This is NYC Broadway quality entertainment in the center of New Hope.

They do an excellent job observing the pandemic protocols. Masks were recommended inside the theater. This was widely observed.

The Marilu Henner shoe was outstanding. It was about two hours including a 15 minute intermission. Then show included the star, two supporting dancers and a person on piano and another on drums. She held the audience’s attention with many two or three minute segments of speaking, singing or dancing.

There is a lot to like.

Are there negatives? Yes, but they are minor. We arrived early, relaxing in the courtyard. There’s a bar serving drinks. It’s difficult for the one or two people making drinks and handling payment to keep the line moving. It’s a minor factor.

Here’s a plus: the6 have freestanding tables and chairs in the courtyard, as expected. They have a long bench running the length of the property on the right hand side. There’s plenty of space to sit with your drink while you are waiting.

We would return.
Written 1 August 2021
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Marci Darling
16 contributions
Jul 2021
I just saw Candace Bushnell's one-woman show, "Is There Still Sex in the City" and I absolutely LOVED the theater! It has twinkle lights, a huge waterfall, an excellent restaurant, and it's a wonderful place to see a show!
Written 9 July 2021
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happymissg
Bensalem, PA9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Had lunch before show at there restaurant was very good and show was right next to restaurant everything was great
Written 26 February 2020
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Daniel Murphy
Red Bank, NJ5 contributions
Sep 2019
a classic place for up and coming actors. good restaurants and a great town to browse and shop...a get away location with or without the theater....
Written 9 January 2020
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Margaret H
Concord, MA83 contributions
Nov 2019
We saw a production of “Once” at the playhouse and we were overwhelmed by the high quality of the production. Very comfortable seats and they allow you to bring drinks to your seats.
Written 2 December 2019
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lookinforelvis
Washington Crossing, PA300 contributions
Nov 2019
It has been a long time since I came to see a show at this theater. It was run down and the actors were mediocre.Well...what a change! After hearing how Pasty Cline was so fantastic along with other past shows , it gave me the encouragement to give this place a try again.So I just saw "Once" last week and it was equal to any Broadway performance I have seen!!!!!The woman sitting next to me told me that since it has new management,all the productions she has seen since have been wonderful. Thank you to the management group who cleaned up the theaters act and made it a go to place again.I am already lining up my tickets for future shows!
Written 29 November 2019
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Jersey Girl
22 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
The Bucks County Theater exceeds my expectations with every show! “Once” proved to be another smashing hit! Great performers, wonderful music, adorable theater, terrific seats, convenient parking, great bar for after show fun and only a few minute drive home at the end of the evening! Try to beat that Broadway!
Written 19 November 2019
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Sharla F
6 contributions
Nov 2019
I have always loved coming to New Hope, but now it is better than ever. Bucks County Playhouse productions are outstanding -- last night we attended the opening of "Once" ... it is BETTER than I remember from seeing it on tour. The cast, the direction, the set ... and the shows are always this good! Plus, dinner at the Deck Restaurant and Bar was delicious.
Written 10 November 2019
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P0rtuguy
Hightstown, NJ92 contributions
Oct 2019
The Playhouse is well organized, seating was very comfortable. Super entertaining Rocky Horror Show and we loved the outdoor Patio area they've created with outdoor bar, big efficient heaters and lounge areas
Written 22 October 2019
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Nancilee W
Vero Beach, FL143 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
A view of the river and a door to a theater? This inventive use of a snippet of land is especially delightful if you re seeing a play at the Bucks County Playhouse. Remember if you have “will call” tickets to pick them up before going into the restaurant!
Big portions of fine food and the chance to see producers, directors and actors seeing the show also makes this especially fun.
Written 15 October 2019
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Bucks County Playhouse is open:
  • Tue - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM