The Fulton Opera House Foundation is a not-for-profit public charity that exists to produce professional regional theatre of a quality that honors, affirms and extends Fulton’s role in the history of American theatre as a National Historic Landmark, and to provide educational, artistic and cultural benefits that engender community ownership.

This mission is accomplished through the following programs:

Actors Company at the Fulton: A regional professional theatre company nurturing the mind and soul of the community through a season of plays designed uniquely for today’s Lancaster audience and impacting the national theatre community by commissioning and producing world premieres and reimagined works of note.

The Academy of Theatre: A year-round program of classes for adults and youth exploring the tools of theatre-making and the wonders of creative expression.

Youtheatre: The nationally recognized program which gives voice to the underserved in our community, building plays from their own histories and changing lives in the process.

Fulton Family Theatre Ensemble: A series of programs including plays for families at the Fulton and on tour to schools throughout Pennsylvania (the largest arts touring program in the state) and numerous workshops and residencies in the schools.

The Fulton operates under the terms of a Letter of Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States and employs members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and the United Scenic Artists.
The theatre is a member of ASSITEJ the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People and is a founding member of the League of Historic American Theatres.