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The Arts at Millersville University, “Lancaster County’s Home for the Cultural Arts,” has two exquisite performing arts centers that feature music, live theater, film, poetry, dance concerts, community events and art exhibits  The Ware Center, in the heart of Lancaster City, and The Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center on the Millersville University campus.

Upcoming Events

Shadows of the '60s: Sold Out
February 24 • Ware Center - Relive the tremendous legacy of Motown’s legendary stars with this highly interactive production featuring top industry musicians.
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A Tree of Life
February 29 • Ware Center - A deeply personal portrait of the survivors, families, and community of the eleven people killed in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history
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We the People First Friday
March 1 • Ware Center - Join us for "Thunda N' Mimosas: This One's for the Girls," a poetry showcase by Thunda Khatt, and the opening reception of "Connections & Pathways," an exhibit of art by Kerry Sacco and Ann Thomas.
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Our American Family
March 13 • Ware Center - A radically honest portrait of five family members grappling with the legacy of generational addiction as they fight to heal resentments and pull each other out of the deepest depths.
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Ceilidh: An Evening of Irish Music and Dance
March 15 • Ware Center - Experience the friendly spirit of a ceilidh, or house party, featuring Celtic music, dance, and storytelling.
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Family Fun Fest: Japanese Storytelling
March 23 • Ware Center - Myths and fables from ancient and modern Japan come to life through uniquely designed masks and intricately folded paper animals.
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An Evening with Brandon Leake
April 4 • Ware Center - AGT winner Brandon Leake will share his passion for art, his love of spoken word, and his thoughts on finding peace in a challenging world.
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Trailblazing women of country: A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, & Dolly
April 13 • Ware Center - The music of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton is brought to life by today’s rising stars of country music.
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Family Fun Fest: Poli Pop
April 20 • Ware Center - Poli and Pola’s boundless imagination takes them on a surreal journey full of surprise and joy. Incredible special effects - fun for the whole family!
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Performing Arts Centers

Learn more about the Ware Center in beautiful downtown Lancaster, PA and the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center in the heart of the Millersville University campus.

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The Arts at Millersville provides access to exceptional artists and educational experiences through the presentation of inclusionary cross-cultural performances, visual arts, films, special events, faculty and student activities, and youth and community outreach programs. 

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Our 2023 - 2024 Season Partners

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MISSION STATEMENT / OFFICE OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

The Office of Visual and Performing Arts (OVPA) provides access to exceptional artists and educational experiences through the presentation of inclusionary cross-cultural performances, visual arts, films, special events, faculty and student activities, and youth and community outreach programs.

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