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, jazz, cabarets, popular and world music, 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 celebrate music, culture, and community from both across the globe as well as our own backyard. Holiday concerts and and talented University Arts campus community round out our regular performance schedule.


Past notable performers and events include: 

  • Pennsylvania Ballet Company
  • Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
  • Allegro Chamber Orchestra
  • Patti LuPone
  • 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.