The Lamp Theatre

The Lamp Theatre The premier intimate venue for live music, theatre & events in Westmoreland County. #thelamptheatre www.lamptheatre.org
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The Lamp will shine again! Relight the Lamp is a committee of the Irwin Project, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.

01/23/2020

INXS fans! You won’t want to miss KICK, the #1 INXS tribute Saturday Feb. 1st at The Lamp! Tickets are on sale now online or by calling 724.367.4000! #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #inxskick #inxs #newsensation #pgh #pittsburgh #westmorelandcounty

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01/19/2020

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01/19/2020

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01/16/2020

Get your tickets now and score big points with your Valentine! #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #tammypescatelli #collinchamberlin #pgh #pittsburgh #valentines #valentines_day #irwinpa

01/15/2020

This Weekend at The Lamp!

Thanks you @philvassar for a phenomenal SOLD OUT show! #thelamptheatre #philvassar #soldoutshow #pittsburgh #irwinpa
01/11/2020

Thanks you @philvassar for a phenomenal SOLD OUT show! #thelamptheatre #philvassar #soldoutshow #pittsburgh #irwinpa

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fans, you won't want to miss this tribute by the LAUREL CANYON BAN featuring Grammy Award w...
01/09/2020

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fans, you won't want to miss this tribute by the LAUREL CANYON BAN featuring Grammy Award winning writer/producer Mark Hudson, Hall of Fame Songwriter Gary Burr, and singer songwriter Mark Mirando, Fri. Jan. 17th @8 pm! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfrVX5v4KM0

01/08/2020

KIX now with opening guest, Fonic! #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #kix #pgh #pittsburghmusic #livemusic

01/07/2020

Tickets are on sale now for the Stage Right! production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella! Order online at www.lamptheatre.org or by calling 724.367.4000 @stagerightgbg @tonymarino_stageright #lamptheatre #thelamptheatre #stagerightproductions #cinderella #pgh #pghevents #pghtheater #westmorelandcounty

We'd like to give a big "thanks!" to Joe Napsha at The Trib for this wonderful article about all of the plans and change...
01/06/2020
Lamp Theatre planning expansion for 2020

We'd like to give a big "thanks!" to Joe Napsha at The Trib for this wonderful article about all of the plans and changes we have coming up in 2020! We're in the process this week of redoing our Box Office to make it more appealing and easier to navigate for our patrons, but we're still open during regular business hours so stop in, buy a ticket, and help us grow! https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/lamp-theatre-planning-expansion-for-2020/

A pavilion to be built over part of the courtyard at The Lamp Theatre in downtown Irwin will provide shelter from the weather and a raised stage in the courtyard will put musicians a step above the crowds for outdoor concerts, all part of an effort to improve patrons’ experience.

01/02/2020
Laurel Canyon Band: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute

Laurel Canyon is an acoustic tribute to the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, featuring recreations of their seminal works as well as songs from their early bands and their solo years. The group consists of Grammy Award winning writer/producer Mark Hudson, Hall of Fame Songwriter Gary Burr, and singer/songwriter Mark Mirando. These three talented, true fans of all things CSN&Y take you back to the days of the palm trees and sunshine of Laurel Canyon, California. where some of the greatest music
in history was born.

01/01/2020

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fans: you won’t want to miss this! Grammy award winning writer/producer Mark Hudson, Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Gary Burr, and singer songwriter Mark Mirando perform their acoustic tribute to the vocal super group that defined the 70’s. Tickets are one sale now at lamptheatre.org or by calling 724.367.4000 #lamptheatre #thelamptheatre #laurelcanyonband #downtownirwin #crosbystillsnashandyoung #livemusic #livemusicpgh #pgh #pittsburgh

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01/01/2020

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12/28/2019

SHIVA SKYDRIVER Tonight @ 8pm! tickets are just $15 at the door @shivaskydriver #lamptheatre #thelamptheatre #shivaskydriver #downtownirwinpa #localmusic #pittsburghmusic #pittsburghmusicscene #livemusic #pgh #pittsburgh

12/25/2019
12/24/2019

It’s not to late to pick up that perfect gift! Call or stop in before 1 today to purchase, or purchase and print online anytime! #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #shopdowntownirwin #shopsmall #greatgiftideas🎁

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12/21/2019

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@salsa.sams.eatery sent Cousin Eddie down to wish us all a Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄 #thelamptheatre #nationallampoonschristma...
12/21/2019

@salsa.sams.eatery sent Cousin Eddie down to wish us all a Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄 #thelamptheatre #nationallampoonschristmasvacation #cousineddie #salsasamseatery

Forget the slippers and books and them the gift that ROCKS! Call 724.367.4000 or visit www.LampTheatre.org to order NOW!...
12/20/2019

Forget the slippers and books and them the gift that ROCKS! Call 724.367.4000 or visit www.LampTheatre.org to order NOW! #lamptheatre #thelamptheatre #irwinpa #downtownirwinpa #discoverdowntownirwin #livemusic #pittsburgh #pgh #westmorelandcounty #alleghenycounty #giftcard #giftideas #giftideasforher #giftideasforhim #memoriesmadehere #givethegiftofmusic #givethegiftofmemories

12/20/2019

Tickets on sale today at 10 am! #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #kix #80srock

12/20/2019

On sale today @ 10 am! LampTheatre.org or call 724-367-4000! #lamptheatre #thelamptheatre #theoutlaws #greengrassandhightides

12/19/2019

For The Outlaws, it’s always been about the music. For more than 40 years, the Southern Rock legends have celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Today, The Outlaws have returned with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride. TICKETS: $59 on sale Friday, Dec. 20th @10am visit www.lamptheatre.org or call 724-367-4000 during regular business hours

12/19/2019
KIX at The Lamp Theatre March 28th @8pm

The people know what's best. Platinum-selling, hard rock icons KIX heed the audience's call. At every live show, and with every new release, KIX raises the bar higher – not only for themselves, but also for their rock band peers. Steve Whiteman [vocals], Brian "Damage" Forsythe [guitar], Ronnie "10/10" Younkins [guitar], Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant [drums] and Mark Schenker [bass] continue to deliver their signature brand of raucous, roaring, and real rock 'n' roll. TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DEC. 20TH @10 AM online @ www.lamptheatre.org or by calling 724-367-4000

Last minute gift idea!  Surprise someone on your holiday list with tickets to this celebratory event. 🎄Commemorate the 2...
12/19/2019

Last minute gift idea! Surprise someone on your holiday list with tickets to this celebratory event. 🎄

Commemorate the 20’s at our “Jazz Age” Celebration! 🎶🎷 The evening includes dinner, dancing, prizes and much more...
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Featured Entertainers:
Kenny Blake Trio with Special Guest Etta Cox
& DJ Jess
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“Dress to Impress”
Suggested Attire:
Cocktail dress / Formalwear / 1920’s themed clothing all welcome!
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Pricing:
Early Bird Discount ‪until February 29
$80 per guest
$750 per table of 10
Discount will be applied during ticket selection and purchase. ‪

Starting March 1‬
$95 per guest
$900 per table of 10

Cash and check payments preferred to avoid additional fees.
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Call or click today!
The Lamp Theatre
• 724-367-4000
• Lamptheatre.org

Tickets go on sale for Cabaret by @stagerightgbg tomorrow at 10 am! 4 shows Fri. Feb. 28-Mar. 1st. Call 724-367-4000 or ...
12/19/2019

Tickets go on sale for Cabaret by @stagerightgbg tomorrow at 10 am! 4 shows Fri. Feb. 28-Mar. 1st. Call 724-367-4000 or visit www.lamptheatre.org #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #stagerightgbg #cabaretmusical #irwinpa #greensburgpa #westmorelandcounty

Southern rock legends THE OUTLAWS are coming to The Lamp Sunday, March 29th at 8 pm! Tickets on sale FRIDAY at 10 am at ...
12/18/2019

Southern rock legends THE OUTLAWS are coming to The Lamp Sunday, March 29th at 8 pm! Tickets on sale FRIDAY at 10 am at www.lamptheatre.org or by calling 724.367.4000 during regular business hours. You won't want to miss this!

KIX is coming to The Lamp! Tickets on sale FRIDAY at 10 am at  www.lamptheatre.org or by calling 724.367.4000 during reg...
12/18/2019

KIX is coming to The Lamp! Tickets on sale FRIDAY at 10 am at www.lamptheatre.org or by calling 724.367.4000 during regular business hours

12/17/2019
Phil Vassar, Jan. 10th @ The Lamp!

Only 54 tickets left, folks! Call now or order online and don't miss "The Hitmaker," Phil Vassar, Jan. 10th @ 8 pm here at The Lamp Theatre! Tickets are $49 and are GOING FAST!

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12/17/2019

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12/17/2019

National lampoons CHRISTMAS VACATION!Three shows this Friday: 6 pm; 8:10 pm & 10:20 tickets are $5 #thelamptheatre #irwinpa #christmasvacationmovie

12/14/2019

Two shows today, 2 & 7:30! Bring the family to enjoy this live-action classic! #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #achristmasstorythemusical #irwinpa #stagerightperformingarts

Tickets on sale online at www.lamptheatre.org or by calling 724.367.4000 #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #irwinpa #achristm...
12/11/2019

Tickets on sale online at www.lamptheatre.org or by calling 724.367.4000 #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #irwinpa #achristmasstory #stagerightperformingarts

12/11/2019
12/09/2019

“A Christmas Story-The Musical” by Stage Right! This weekend! Tickets available online or by calling 724-367-4000. #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #irwinpa #achristmasstory #stagerightperformingarts #westmorelandcounty #greensburgpa #norwin #pgh #pghevents

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12/08/2019

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12/08/2019

Get into the spirit of the season with The Latshaw Pops Orchestra today at 2 pm. Good seats still available online or better phone 724-367-4000 #thelamptheatre #lamptheatre #irwinpa #christmas #latshawpops #westmorelandcounty #412 #724

12/07/2019

“Classic Stones Live” tomorrow night at The Lamp! Tickets on sale now call, stop in or purchase online at www.lamptheatre.org #lamptheatre #thelamptheatre #classicstoneslive #livemusic #therollingstones #pgh #pittsburgh #pghevents

12/06/2019

Electric Lynne Orchestra tonight at 8!

12/06/2019

TOMORROW NIGHT, Friday, Dec. 6 @ 8pm: Electric Lynne Orchestra plays The Lamp! Tickets are $25 and great seats are still available!

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12/06/2019

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Address

222 Main St
Irwin, PA
15642

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(724) 367-4000

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Our Story

In 1937 the Lamp Theatre opened in downtown Irwin and for nearly seven decades entertained the residents of Irwin borough. Although the price for a movie may have changed, 21 cents for adults in 1937, the landmark held fast and became a fixture of many memories for young and old alike. In 2004 the Lamp had succumbed to the financial pressure brought on by corporate theater chains and closed its doors.

Following the closure of the Lamp Theatre, The Westmoreland Cultural Trust took ownership of the Theatre and put plans in motion to re-open The Lamp as a performing art center and movie theater. Plans were drawn up for an expanded stage and significant investments were made into the roof and the heating and air conditioning system.

On March 5th of 2009 tragedy struck. The Irwin Hotel, which sat in the neighboring lot since 1885, had a grease fire in the early hours of the morning. The fire blazed through the 124 year old building and after at least twenty fire companies managed to quell the inferno, it was not only the hotel, but also The Lamp that sustained damage.

At this point the project to re-open The Lamp was placed on hold to fix the damage sustained in the fire. In 2011, the funding mechanism came into view to re-open the Lamp Theatre. The County of Westmoreland pledged $250,000 and a state grant was sought seeking a $250,000 match. In order for this to happen, the borough of Irwin would have to come up with $150,000 as well. Irwin Councilwoman, Gail Macioice, suggested that fundraising could be done in the community to come up with this money.

A small but dedicated group of people joined together to form the Relight the Lamp Committee. This group of volunteers planned to maintain the theater and raise funds to help Irwin meet it’s share of the project. They held meetings at Cafe Supreme and their numbers grew to 100 plus members. The Westmoreland Cultural Trust put the project out to bid in the summer of 2012 and the bids came in well over the $650,000 that had been committed to the project. With no clear path forward, the Westmoreland Cultural Trust felt it had no other choice than to pull away from the project.

Although the future for The Lamp looked bleak, the committee to re-light The Lamp continued to raise funds with several successful events, and in March of 2013 the Theatre was sold to the borough of Irwin with a whopping price tag of $1.00. The Irwin Project, a non-profit dedicated to the betterment of Irwin, then became fundraising arm of the project

In 2013, Volunteers from Irwin and the surrounding area began demolition on the interior of the Theatre. From this point The Lamp had over 300 volunteers who worked tirelessly for over 3000 hours to finish the Theatre.

Almost two years of work took place to accomplish the goal of one small western Pennsylvania town and its residents. In August of 2015 The Lamp re-opened its doors with comedians Ryan Ben and Adam Schreck performing a mix of sketches and improve. During this year of “soft open” The Lamp has entertained thousands of patrons as volunteers continued to work diligently to finish the work left over from its major renovations. August 27th of 2016 will mark the Grand Opening of a fully renovated Theatre with the return of A Hard Days Night, a Beatles Tribute.

Since then, The Lamp has entertained thousands of patrons with over 200 productions varying from Award Winning Musical Theatre to Grammy Award winning National artists.

Today The Lamp stands as a testament that through hard-work and togetherness, even the seemingly impossible can be accomplished.

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Comments

Taylor Fazio this is the theater where cyril wecht spoke at.
My first experience here was amazing, going back on the 30th of this month ,to see Kashmir👍
So looking forward to Rockin’ the Lamp Theater tonight! Since Back In Black started our “Every Small Town Theater Tour” a few weeks ago, I’ve learned that every small town theater has an interesting story. And the Lamp Theater might have one of the best!! Most stories involve tenacious citizens, big investments (both monetary & sweat equity!), with ups & downs along the way. Irwin, PA! We salute you! For not giving up! For seeing it through! And like I said, WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ROCKIN’ THE LAMP THEATER!!! OY!!!
Would love to see Lynn and Twitty (Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty) they are fantastic and seem to sell out most of their shows. People Love Loretta and Conway. Thanks.
I have been to several shows at Th e Lamp and enjoyed them all. I recently went to the Experience Janis show and was blown away. If anyone likes Janis Joplin even a little, this is a MUST SEE show. I hope the Lamp brings her back.
Great local venue with many good shows!
Thank you for the great science show! We had tons of fun!
I have 4 3rd row, center seats to the upcoming Peace Frog show on August 10th. Unfortunately we are unable to make it so I am looking for anyone who may want to purchase them. If interested, just personal message me. Thank you.
Waiting to hear about the J.P. Soars tickets! Excited to see him!
The new diner is amazing. So much space and of course everyone is so friendly. You all did a great job. We love this theater and look forward to many more exciting shows here.
Lately I've been Fielding countless requests for TEN BAND. Hopefully they're on the radar soon.
https://www.facebook.com/lois.scott.14/videos/10219367733929248/ 2 days until our 70’s show “Listen to the Music). Please get your tickets for the 2Broke Country Girls presents!!! Thank you. Lois Scott and Diana Zeleznak Mikash.