• Venue Spotlight: Bucks County Playhouse is Ready to Treat You Like a Star

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Venue Spotlight: Bucks County Playhouse is Ready to Treat You Like a Star

     
    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE
     

Located on the Delaware River in the artsy town of New Hope, the Bucks County Playhouse is a beloved theater hosting plays and musicals starring Broadway performers, as well as concerts, comedy performances and film screenings. What you may not have known is that the Playhouse is also a venue: That means corporations and organizations can host meetings and presentations on the same stage that in recent years has been graced by such stars as Tyne Daly, James Earl Jones, Marilu Henner and Marsha Mason.

“The Bucks County Playhouse is ideal for a group that wants to ensure a captive audience within its theatrical setting of 439 seats, and a dramatic stage as its focal point sup- ported by state-of-the-art audio and lighting,” says Mandee Kuenzle, spokesperson. “Any presentation has the potential to not only be powerful, but entertaining and even comfortable for audiences.”

“The Playhouse sits alongside the scenic Delaware River with the most inspiring views for any guest of the theater,” she says. “Additionally, eventgoers can also enjoy the idyllic location of the theater being in the heart of New Hope, providing easy access to the area’s most intimate dining spots and unique shops.”

The Playhouse started as a grist mill in the 18th century. It opened as a theater in 1939 and became a prime spot for summer stock. Among the stars who performed there were George C. Scott, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Eli Wallach, Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli and Robert Redford. By 2010, the Playhouse was home to a slate of musicals by local performers. It fell into disrepair after the owner failed to make payments on it, and was purchased by the nonprofit Bridge Street Foundation, renovated and reopened in 2012. Rental of the venue includes access to lighting, audio-visual equipment, a representative on-site and ushers.

“The Bucks County Playhouse is completely renovated with beautiful new restrooms, dressing rooms, audience seating and three new full-service bars, including one riverfront spot with a light-fare menu,” Kuenzle says. “Additional catering options can also be arranged for guests.”

Showtime! Here’s some news meeting planners will want to share with attendees who will be in the Big Apple in September. For the first time since 2019, the fall iteration of NYC Broadway Week is back. The biannual program, beloved by theatergoers, returns for its 11th year on Sept. 6-25, offering 2-for-1 tickets to 21 Broadway shows. 

 

With 342 acres, an 18-hole golf course, 150-slip marina and full-service spa, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, had more than enough to keep gorps busy. But the AAA Four Diamond property has just released an updated menu of teambuilding experiences. ““Our dedicated events team takes pride in curating unforgettable and unique group activities that showcase our beautiful location and help to ensure one-of-a-kind meeting experiences right here on the Eastern Shore,” says Cari Ruppert, Director of Sales, Marketing and Events.

 

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