Fall Fundraiser

Chiavetta’s Chicken Dinner Drive Through 
Due to Covid-19, we are not able to have our annual Theme Tray Basket Raffle.  
We will reschedule as soon as we are able to.  
In the mean time we have come up with another idea to raise some money
and you get a great meal too!
Knights of Columbus Hall, 755 Erie Avenue in North Tonawanda  
Sunday, November 22 from 11:30-3:30
Dinners are $12.00 and include chicken,
Cole slaw, potato salad and a roll with butter
To pre-order call the Theatre at 743-1614 or order online below.
You can also stop by the theatre Saturdays November 7th,14th & 21st
9am - Noon to purchase a tickets in person
All proceeds benefit the Ghostlight Theatre 
Rumor has it that Lottie and Bernice
will be on hand to make sure the event runs smoothly.
See you there!

Try using our QR code with your phone to purchase as well.

* Show us your email receipt when you arrive as proof of purchase the day of the BBQ.

  Nothing will be shipped to you, just show us your confirmation email.

**Due to issues with the Pay Pal link previously posted and it not working correctly, we needed to use our Square application which is just as safe and secure process as Pay Pal.  If you have tried to use the Pay Pal purchase and you were not notified of a purchase being made, please resubmit your order here using Square.  If you have any questions or concerns please email us.

If you can't get the link above to work, please try the button below
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I'm sorry to inform everyone that the rest of the 2020/2021 season is being POSTPONED to a later date. We will miss our members and can't wait for our comeback! We will not let this time go to waste! Stay safe and stay tuned! Here is what happened: We had gotten some guidance from the NY Covid hotline regarding Low Risk Indoor Arts and Entertainment and protocols for operating a haunted house. We had talked to several people--who couldn't have been nicer--and we were under the impression that if we used masks, had less than 50 people, followed social distancing and had plenty of hand sanitizer on hand, that we could proceed. It was indeed unsettling to find out that that was not the case. It is a confusing time for everyone and the North Tonawanda and county people have been very helpful and sympathetic to our dilemma. When we get a definite go-ahead, it is our intention to present our season. Thank you for your understanding.


Hang on to your tickets! We will present the entire season when we are allowed to!
If you have any questions please email us starrynighttheatre@gmail.com

A Message to our Members:

We, at the Ghostlight Theatre would like to thank our members for their continued support. We appreciate each and every single one of you. As a company, we always put the health and safety of our members first and still tried to safely deliver a means of entertainment and work during these tough times. No harm was intended. As the pandemic rages on we will remain dark with the rest of the Theatre community. We will all get through this stronger, and we can't wait to be back!

Meet our new mascots!

Stage Fright

Van Ghost


Ghostlight Theatre

Still Needs Your Help

Available Now at the Ghostlight

Spook-Eats’ very first fundraising book! 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Starry Night Theatre, Inc. to help them through the Covid crisis. Just $15


You can now

order your copy Online

If you'd like to make an online donation please click on the link to donate to our Pay Pal account.

Ghostlight Merchandise


So here's another way to help us out too.  What better way to support the Ghostlight and show your Ghostlight Pride!  We have a new store where you can get some cool swag and a portion of the purchase goes to the Theatre!  So check it out!  We'll be adding new stuff frequently so check back often!


Ghostlight Theatre 





Shirley Jackson’s

The Haunting of Hill House

Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, directed by L. Don Swartz. A group of ghost hunters spend a summer in the legendary Hill House. Spooky, poignant and often humorous, this play reminds us why Shirley Jackson is one of America’s favorite authors. “The greatest haunted-house story ever written.”—The Wall Street Journal. October 8-18, 2020.




From the creator of 

All Through The Night

The Christmas Rose

By L. Don Swartz. A world premiere production. A plane crashes in a remote section of the Smoky Mountains, three days before Christmas. The survivors, stumbling blindly through a blizzard, happen upon an abandoned church. As the storm rages and hope fades, the survivors come to realize that only a miracle can save them. December 10-20, 2020.



Victor Hugo’s

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Adapted by Amanda R. Woomer. Directed by L. Don Swartz. A world premiere production. From the author of Les Miserables, the timeless love story that could never be— between Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer at the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. A captivating story your heart will never forget. February 18-28, 2021.



Joseph Kesselring’s

Arsenic & Old Lace

Directed by DJ Swartz. One of the funniest plays ever written. Two adorable serial killers are sending the souls of lonely old men to their heavenly reward and burying their bodies in the basement! Never has mass murder been so delightful! Do not miss! May 13-23, 2021.




Mark Twain’s

BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Book by William Hauptman. Music & lyrics by Roger Miller. Directed by Debby Koszelak Swartz. Classic story about two runaway friends; a fostered white boy and an escaped black slave who sail on a raft down the Mississippi River in search of freedom and adventure. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical. August 5-15, 2021.

Also returning this fall will be our Fall Fundraiser, Night of the Living Dead on stage!
And in the Spring the Radio show we didn't get to present last year we will do this year!

It's Time To Order Your

Season Tickets!

Season Tickets are now open to the general public.  Get your choice of the best seats NOW.  Simply select the show and seat you want to for each show and we will do our best to get you the seat you want if it's available or if its already taken we will get you the next best seat(s) going by your selection.  Click on the link below to download your form, fill it out and mail it to the theatre.  Please make all checks out to Starrynight Theatre.  We have included the seating chart as well for reference only, please write the seat selection in on your form.

This does not include Night of the Living Dead or the Radio Show.  Those are separate fundraising events.

This is for season ticket purchases only, individual show tickets for the fall show will go on sale September 1st.  All other single show purchases will go on sale the day after the previous show closes.

The Box Office

Every Saturday from 9am-Noon you can come in to purchase season subscriptions or individual tickets for the current production.  Come in and pick your seats.  Sit in the seats to see what works for you!  If they are available, they're yours for the picking!  Come select your seats for the season!  Subscriptions and tickets must be paid for at the time of selection.  
Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Amex accepted.

If you have any questions please contact us 


Thank you for your continued support of the Ghostlight Theatre.

Upcoming Events

Be in the know!

Join our email list and keep up to date on all the latest  Ghostlight News.  

Did you get your copy of the August Newsletter??

Did you sign up like we told you??

Why not do it now so you won't miss another issue?? 


So sign up today!

We need your


Our home needs your help!  We're in need of repairs to keep our home in good shape.  The ticket sales and snack bar contributions help us with our day to day operations and purchasing set pieces and set supplies.  But our home is getting older and is in need of repairs.  We are asking you to please consider a contribution to our Restoration Fund to keep our theatre looking as good as she did when she was built a 129 years ago.  Currently besides the Go Fund Me page our 50/50 take is all we are receiving to help with our restoration.  Please consider donating anything you can, every dollar helps.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Ghostlight Theatre!


Coming Fall 2020

Theme Tray Basket Raffle

2020-2021 SEASON

Starry Night Theatre Inc Covid Response/2020


Lobby and Auditorium Protocols

Use both lobbys to aid in social distancing.

Close 50% of seating. Every other row.

Masks Required.

Social Distancing Enforced.

Patrons take a program off a table.

Sanitize arm rests and seats after each performance.

Sanitize all door handles and push plates.

Sanitize all railings.

The ticket booth is encased in plexiglass.

Masks for all ushers.

Discard programs left behind by patrons.

Post signage.

Hand sanitation stations in each lobby.

Free disposable masks available for patrons without masks.

Open balcony to aid distancing.

Limit ushers to aid with social distancing.

Keep outside doors open before, after and during intermission. (weather permitting)


Lower Level Protocols

Clean and sanitize restrooms after each show; toilet bowls, paper dispenser, urinals, sinks, all fixtures, counters, door knobs.

Post signage.

Hand sanitation stations in each bathroom, in the art gallery.

Sanitize snack bar area and counters.

Sanitize tables and chairs in the art gallery

Sanitize door knobs and railings and any surface the public has access to.


Handicap Lift Protocols

Hand sanitation station.

Sanitize all surfaces including railings, handles and all surfaces the public has access to.


Greenroom Protocols

Hand sanitation station.

Clean and sanitize restroom after each show, including toilet, bowl, sink, paper dispensers, door knob and rails.

Practice social distancing.

Wear mask where social distancing is not practical.

Sanitize door knobs and rails after each show.

Sanitize shared props after each use, when prop duplication is not possible.

Post signage.


Volunteer Protocols

All volunteers must have their temperatures taken and fill out health form when arriving.

All volunteers must wear masks at all times.

All volunteers will have unlimited access to hand sanitizer and are encourage to use often.

All volunteers must receive training concerning all protocols.


New Protocols & Evaluation Process

New protocols  and guidelines will be instantly implemented as they become available.

Volunteers and leadership volunteers will meet after each performance to discuss implementation and to discuss how to improve protocols.

Find out what's happening on social media!


We are haunted!

A ghost page for the website is in the works! It will you keep up to date on past experiences, recent experiences, pictures and more! Check back soon and visit the new page!

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available through the Box Office. They may be purchased for single tickets for any Ghostlight performance, or may be used to purchase a gift subscription.

For more information, call the Box Office at 716-743-1614.

Support the Arts

During the show, make sure you get your tickets for the 50/50 split club. Someone will walk out with a mitful of cash...
it might as well be you!

All proceeds benefit the upkeep of the historic Ghostlight Theatre.

You can also visit our GoFundMe page, shown above, to make a donation to help with the restoration of the Ghostlight Theatre.

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