We The People First Friday
The Ware Center Goes Pink for Breast Health Awareness

Friday, October 2 | 6-8 P.M. | Ware Center Lobby

The Ware Center will be illuminated in pink from 5 to 8 p.m. Step inside the lobby to view displays about the importance of breast health. Pick up info and participate in giveaways from our breast health partners, and enjoy live music provided by Corinna Joy. In the Regitz Gallery, we will host the Femina Network art exhibit “OtherMother”.

This event is co-sponsored by the Breast Health Committee at Millersville University and Diana’s Dreamers: Determined to Defeat Breast Cancer endowment.

Social distancing and limited capacity enforced throughout the evening. Masks are required.

For more information or to donate to the cause, visit: https://www.millersville.edu/nursing/breast-cancer-awareness-program/dianas-dreamers.php

A famous beloved frog once sang “It’s not easy being green”… and in the Arts at MU’s preparations for the fall re-opening of the Ware and Winter Centers, we’ve been singing that same tune. This summer, in anticipation of Lancaster County moving into the Green Phase, our team has been planning for the return of events, performances and patrons for our 2020-2021 Ware Center 10th Anniversary Season. In order to make sure our facilities and events are as safe as possible, the Arts at MU staff has been executing steps of our detailed Safe Re-Opening Plan to ensure our patrons the highest level of cleanliness, minimal “touch” or contact opportunities, and CDC-appropriate social distancing are all in place so that we can return to enjoying the cultural arts together….safely. In addition to daily “deep” cleaning of the Ware and Winter Centers’ venue spaces, common areas, and restrooms, we will be instituting:
·      The requirement of masks for the attending public and employees
·      Separate entrances and exits to the building, clearly designated
·      Separate up and down stairways, clearly designated
·      Staggered venue entrance times and staggered, controlled exiting
·      Touchless ticket-purchasing and ticket-taking
·      Limited capacity venues, restrooms, and elevator (in accordance with CDC guidelines)
·      Socially distanced venue seating
·      The option of viewing the Arts Brochures and Programs in digital format
·      The condensing of show times and the elimination of Intermissions
·      Properly spaced and marked lobby seating
·      Socially distanced floor decals for lines, and
·      Hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.
While the Arts at MU may not look exactly the same as it did when we closed in March, we promise you the same unique and innovative visual and performing arts presentations that earned us the name “Lancaster County’s Home for the Cultural Arts.”
We understand and appreciate not everyone will be ready to return to robust social gatherings – we will be here when you do. The communal nature of enjoying the arts simply needs us to be together, in a space where beauty emanates from artistic talent, creative thought is permitted to flourish, the exchange of ideas flows freely, and deep emotions are gently touched. Bringing students and community members together for these experiences is at the core of the Arts at MU mission, and we commit to doing our best to continue to be that safe and welcoming gathering space – even if it might not be easy.
Robin Zaremski,
Director, Visual & Performing Arts Center
Millersville University
Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Celebration with Xun Pan

Click below to watch the videos captured LIVE.

Friday, August 28 – Beethoven Sonata Concert

Friday, September 25 – Beethoven Sonatas “Moonlight” and Others


The Great Beethoven Opus 31

Friday, November 13 | 7:30 P.M.

Beethoven’s Five Lesser-Known Piano Sonatas 

Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 7:30 P.M.

Complete Piano/Cello Works of Beethoven with Emilio Colon & Xun Pan

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 7:30 P.M.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 7:30 P.M.


2020/2021 Season Sponsors

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Our Mission

The Office of Visual and Performing Arts continues Millersville University’s long history of hosting performances and fosters innovation, creative thinking, collaboration, and community and campus engagement. We oversee the University’s two state-of-the-art performing arts facilities-The Ware Center located in heart of Downtown Lancaster, PA and The Winter Center located on the University’s campus in Millersville, PA.

In these venues, “Lancaster County’s Home for the Cultural Arts” features music, live theater, film, poetry, dance concerts, community events and art exhibits.  See all of our upcoming events here.

The Ware Center
The Winter Center

The Arts at Millersville is pleased to partner this season with the following organizations