The People's Light & Theatre Company is a non-profit professional theatre in Malvern, PA, in the heart of Chester County. Our seven-acre campus features two black box theatres: the Leonard C. Haas Stage and the Steinbright Stage.
LEONARD C. HAAS STAGE
The Leonard C. Haas Stage, which is part of a beautifully restored 18th-century barn, is named after Leonard C. Haas, long-time company member and friend of the theatre. This stage was officially named the Leonard C. Haas Stage on July 22, 2013, in recognition of his long term generosity and significant contributions to People’s Light. The barn’s two-story lobby has an elevator, an automatic door entrance for wheelchairs, a gift shop and a permanent coffee and concessions bar. The theatre is wheelchair accessible and at the will call desk you can find large print programs, and hearing assistance devices. When in its traditional orientation, the Leonard C. Haas Stage theatre has three sections (center, right, and left), is fifteen rows deep and has 340 seats. The theatre has no obstructed views, and no seat is more than 60 feet from the stage. Seating in the Leonard C. Haas Stage is assigned.
The Steinbright Stage is located in the Congdon Center, which is the second building on the People's Light campus. The Steinbright is named after People’s Light supporter Marilyn Steinbright. The Steinbright Stage is a truly intimate theatre space with only 160 seats and 9 rows. It features an accessible lobby with an automatic door, concessions bar and gift shop. The theatre is wheelchair accessible and at the Box Office you can find large print programs, and hearing assistance devices. Seating in the Steinbright Stage is assigned.
THE CONGDON CENTER
The Congdon Center is named in honor of the late George Congdon, a board member who was influential in the theatre’s growth in the 1980’s and 90’s. The Center was built in 1986 and renovated in 2009 and is where you can find our main office, box office, theatre school classrooms, rehearsal rooms, the costume and scene shop, and the Steinbright Stage.
THE FARMHOUSE BISTRO
The Farmhouse Bistro offers a casual dining experience featuring seasonal country French classics. Choose from an array of tantalizing appetizers, freshly-prepared entrées, tempting desserts, and a sophisticated wine list. Three beautiful and unique dining rooms are part of this charming 230 year old farmhouse and may be reserved for private parties of 10-25 guests. The Bistro is open to the public Wednesday thru Sunday evenings and for Sunday brunch. Located right next door to the People's Light Haas Stage, it is perfect for a pre or post show dinner and drink. Enjoy al fresco dining in the warmer months on the patio. Reservations recommended
The Farmhouse, set among award-winning perennial English gardens of The People's Light & Theatre Company, is a premier venue in Chester County. The restored 18th century farmhouse boasts a beautifully appointed dining room with a private tented terrace and spacious landscaped surroundings. With its trademark superior service, the 230-year-old historic landmark facility is selected to host the most beautiful weddings, special events, and corporate celebrations in the area. The dining room can accomodate up to 200 for a sit down affair, and 300 for buffets and cocktail receptions.