Following recommendations from local and state officials in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The Farmhouse Bistro will close until further notice.

If you have any questions, please contact us at thefarmhouse@peopleslight.org or 610.647.1900 x156.


A Premier Venue in Chester County

The Farmhouse and Farmhouse Bistro are located on the seven-acre campus of People’s Light, a professional regional theatre in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Celebrate your special day in a stunning enclosed pavilion, featuring stone walls, hardwood floors, and cathedral ceilings. Treat yourself and your guests to delicious signature dishes crafted by our award-winning Executive Chef. Our recently-renovated ballroom and new indoor pavilion provide a breathtaking on-site ceremony space, which can accommodate weddings of up to 200 guests and cocktail events of up to 300 guests. Our fabulous team and breathtaking historic facility is sure to make any experience one to remember.

The Farmhouse Bistro offers a casual dining experience featuring seasonal country French classics. Choose from an array of tantalizing appetizers, freshly-prepared entrees, tempting desserts, and a sophisticated wine list. Dinner and a Show Packages are available when purchasing theatre tickets.

Celebrate your special day in the relaxed elegance and charm of this Chester County historic landmark. A dedicated team of culinary professionals and event coordinators will anticipate your every need.

This 300-year-old historic landmark in the heart of Chester County offers a unique venue for corporate events, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, showers, bar/bat mitzvahs, family gatherings, and anything that deserves a celebration.

Supporters of the Arts

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of People’s Light, The Farmhouse and Bistro fund artistic work in the community and beyond. Founded in 1974, People’s Light serves as one of Pennsylvania’s largest professional non-profit theatres, known for our resident company of artists, eclectic mix of productions, and innovative work with young people.

In our 8-play season, we present stories drawn from ancient times through tomorrow that have direct relevance to our communities and their concerns. People’s Light makes plays drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire, and engage our community. We extend our mission of making and experiencing theatre through arts education programs that excite curiosity about, and deepen understanding of, the world around us. These plays and programs bring people together and provide opportunities for reflection, discovery, and celebration.

People’s Light has always called Chester County home. In 1979 we moved to our current location in Malvern, which includes two black box theatres with 340 and 160 seats respectively; offices; scenic shops; rehearsal halls; classrooms; a restored 18th-century farmhouse to house guest artists; the Bistro restaurant; and The Farmhouse banquet and catering facility that can be rented for special events. The Theatre employs 100 full-and permanent-part-time artists and staff members, many of whom live within 15 miles of the campus, and almost 200 guest artists each season from Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., and beyond.