Special music weekend will close out 73rd season at Pioneer Playhouse

By |2022-08-12T17:10:01+00:00August 12th, 2022|

Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre, located in Danville, will close out its 73rd season under the stars with a weekend of live music that’s sure to appeal to everyone. On Friday, August 19 the locally grown group Powerplay will hit the stage for a free concert benefitting the historic theatre. “Powerplay started right here in Danville [...]

9 things you didn’t know about Pioneer Playhouse

By |2022-06-13T18:47:27+00:00June 13th, 2022|

In 1950, Pioneer Playhouse debuted its first season at Danville’s Darnell State Hospital, now Northpoint Prison. On June 10, 2022, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theater opens its 73rd season with “Dracula Bites,” a kooky spin on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. More than seven decades of history have been written on the page and the stage of this [...]

Blue Grass Trust offering deTour at Pioneer Playhouse

By |2022-05-03T14:25:13+00:00May 4th, 2022|

Time for a detour in Danville. On Wednesday, May 4 at 6 p.m., you can join in the Blue Grass Trust’s detour of the Pioneer Playhouse, founded in 1950 by Colonel Eben C. Henson. It is Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theatre and one of the oldest continuously operating summer stock theatres in the United States where [...]

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