Pioneer Playhouse Theatre
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As twilight steals across the Bluegrass, discover the rustic charms of the Pioneer Playhouse-Kentucky's oldest outdoor dinner theatre, a veritable ''time capsule'' of summer stock theatre circa the 1950s. Lee Majors, Bo Hopkins, John Travolta and Jim Varney are just a few of the popular names that spent summers here as actors.
Browse amid 19th-century antiques, stroll across the comfortable dining area and enjoy a delicious meal with all new menus served with southern hospitality on an outdoor patio setting, or catch a whiff of yuccas in full bloom.
Experience outdoor theatre in an authentic setting. From the Box Office (which can be seen in Raintree County starring Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor -1956) to the authentic log cabin used in the movie Pharaoh's Army (starring Kris Kristofferson - 1995), the playhouse is a ''must-see'' for movie lovers of all ages.
For more than fifty years, Pioneer Playhouse has been performing plays the old-fashioned way--great playwrights, beautiful sets, aspiring actors and actresses, and an appreciative crowd all gathered together beneath a timeless Kentucky moon! During the summer season, plays are presented nightly (except Sunday and Monday) and are moved indoors in case of rain.
Pioneer Playhouse also offers Danville's only campground.
Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau
105 East Walnut Street Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859-236-7794 or 859-236-2361
Visitors Center Open Mon - Fri 9am-Noon & 1-4pm
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