Cultural Performances in Downtown Lancaster, PA



Looking for world-class performances and events near me in Lancaster, PA? The Ware Center, a performing arts center run by Millersville University, hosts diverse performances in a variety of genres and styles. Featuring international touring and local artists alike, these events give our Lancaster community unique cultural experiences you won’t find anywhere else. 


Presenting classical concerts, contemporary music, jazz cabarets, dance recitals, live theatre, and family-centered events, our calendar of events has something to entertain and inspire everyone in your family.


Throughout the year, we host day-long world festivals that celebrate music, culture, and community from both across the globe as well as our own backyard. Holiday concerts and special events round out our regular performance schedule.


Past notable performers and events include: 

  • Pennsylvania Ballet Company
  • Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
  • Allegro Chamber Orchestra
  • Antoine Tamestit
  • Amazing local talent and community events.
  • The On Screen/In Person Series, featuring films accompanied by their filmmakers.


Visit our Events Page to see this season’s upcoming events. For information or to purchase tickets, contact our box office.