About the John L. and Cora I. Grove Theatre

The John L. and Cora I. Grove Theatre is Grove Theatre in Shippensburg PAequipped with the latest technological advancements. Advanced stage lighting, sound system, video and projection equipment, all add to the theatre’s state of art technology offering. The Theatre is grand and spacious with a seating capacity of approximately 1,500 tiered seats making it one of the largest in the region. This configuration allows for a range of ticket price to provide affordable entertainment for everyone. Along with the upper balcony, both sides of the theatre include box balcony seating. The gradual slope of the orchestra and balcony seating areas and obstruction-free seating allows for the perfect viewing everywhere in the house. The Theatre’s warm color pallet (maroons, purples, golds, and wood accents) provides a soothing performance environment for both the performers and attendees alike.

The back stage area includes VIP dressing rooms, several cast dressing areas, a green room, and security stations. There are also various storage areas for stage equipment and musical instruments. Easy access through the rear stage door allows touring groups to easily and efficiently unload and load materials onto the stage.

The stage and orchestra pit areas are equipped with the latest lighting, sound and stage technologies. The large stage includes the latest rigging devices to provide Theater in Pennsylvania flawless scene changes. In addition, provisions have been made to accommodate almost any type of act ranging from concert hall performers, speakers, Broadway musicals and dance troupes. The events planned for the Center range from classical and jazz to dance and touring Broadway musicals to comedians and speakers. A full season program has been developed to include a little taste of everything. In addition, the space can also be rented by local performing groups for their own programming. Corporations and organizations are also encouraged to rent the Center for their events.

General Information about Grove Theatre

Seating Chart of Grove Theatre at Luhrs Center

John L. and Cora I. Grove History

The main theatre in Luhrs Center, Grove Theatre, was made possible by the generosity of John L. and Cora I. Grove, two very active and loyal Shippensburg University supporters.


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