|LEFT: Performances will be held in the historic Majestic Theater, built in 1925 and now restored to its original grandeur.|
AACTFest 2019 is the culmination of a two-year cycle of state and regional theatre AACT festivals across the country--with 12 community theatre productions in the historic Majestic Theater, educational workshops, social events, sightseeing and networking opportunities, all ending with a festival awards presentation. Watch this page for more details in coming months.
Gettysburg. With its bustling Lincoln Square and surrounding shops and restaurants, a warm feeling of community resonates all around downtown Gettysburg. Among the special aspects about downtown is the history behind every building, many of which were already standing during the Battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg is known for its shopping, and the dozens of small businesses that line the streets make for the perfect atmosphere. First-class restaurants also abound, serving up all kinds of food, from Irish to Thai. And wineries located at nearby farms bring bottles of their finest reserves downtown to sell at their local shops, as well as a downtown farmers’ market every Saturday. All around Gettysburg, visitors can catch glimpses of Gettysburg’s past. There are museums, including the Shriver House Museum and the Jennie Wade House, that show guests what life was like for civilians during the Battle of Gettysburg. There are tours that take visitors through the streets of Gettysburg, to the National Cemetery, The Gettysburg Visitor’s Center, and the Battlefield, which is one of the most visited military parks in the country.
The Majestic Theater. Gettysburg gloriously renovated 800 seat Majestic Theater is literally right behind the Gettysburg Hotel (see below) on historic Lincoln Square. The hotel’s pool is actually on the roof of the theater where a skywalk connects the hotel and Majestic Theater building. Some of the junior suites of Gettysburg Hotel are actually on the theater building side, some face the Lincoln Square and some are above the restaurant/bar and gift shop. With so much to do in this town, you will definitely want to be here at least the entire week.
The Gettysburg Hotel, established in 1797, along with the One Lincoln Restaurant and Kidori’s Gift Shop is just one corner of the beautiful historic Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg.