The Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope Borough is aiming to redefine theater tourism this summer.
In a collaborative initiative supported by a grant from the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program, the playhouse along the Delaware River has partnered with several boutique hotels and inns in the area to unveil their “Stay and Play” packages for the 2023 summer season.
Designed to enchant theater aficionados and tourists alike, the curated packages blend stage performances and accommodations in the area.
The Stay and Play package promises premium tickets to shows, accommodations, and dining.
“We are delighted to introduce our ‘Stay and Play’ packages, combining the best of both worlds – extraordinary theater and a chance to explore the scenic beauty of Bucks County,” says Adele Adkins, managing director at the Bucks County Playhouse. “These packages are carefully curated to provide an exciting blend of entertainment and hospitality, allowing our guests to create lasting memories — including a special evening of entertainment at the Playhouse.”
Paul Bencivengo, president and COO of Visit Bucks County, echoed the sentiment.
“Visit Bucks County is always seeking new ways to drive overnight visitation to the area. We are excited to promote packages that will provide visitors the opportunity to stay and enjoy all that Bucks County has to offer. We encourage tourism partnerships, such as this, to help increase economic impact,” he said.
The initial partnership features enticing packages with notable accommodations such as Ghost Light Inn, River House at Odette’s, The Logan Inn, and The Wedgewood Inn, all located in New Hope Borough. The Golden Plough Inn at Peddler’s Village in Buckingham and Solebury townships is also a part of this collaboration.
Playhouse officials said more lodging locations and package variations will join the roster.
The Bucks County Playhouse in among the area’s largest tourist draws. It began as a summer theater in 1939 and was reborn about a decade ago after nearly closing forever.