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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 is located in the heart of Lancaster City and The Winter Center is located on the Millersville University campus in Millersville, PA.

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December First Friday
Friday, December 1
The Ware Center

Join us for a bustling First Friday with a Holiday Makers’ Market, the opening reception of Azzurro’s A voyage of hope & fear, and Tuba Christmas!

The Swingin’ Jazz Nutcracker Suite
Friday, December 8 • 7:30 p.m.
The Ware Center

The holiday is about to get a bit jazzier with this unique adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite! Big band arrangements by Shorty Rogers, Billy Strayhorn, and Duke Ellington add some spice to these sweet seasonal favorites. Performed by the Scranton Jazz Festival Big Band.

Irish Christmas in America
Wednesday, December 13 • 7:30 p.m.
The Ware Center

This hugely popular holiday show brings the music, dance, and stories of seasonal Irish traditions to Lancaster! Immerse yourself in the enchanting spirit of Christmas as the finest traditional artists from Ireland bring you a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2023.

Performing Arts Centers

Learn more about the Ware Center and the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, two artistic and cultural spaces that have become integral to the thriving arts community in Lancaster County.

Plan Your Visit

Join us for exceptional artistic and educational events! Plan your visit to learn more about ticket information, parking availability, and theater locations.

The arts are for everyone! Learn about the accessibility services available at the Arts at Millersville locations. 

Support the Arts

Learn more about giving opportunities and ways to become a sponsor of The Arts at Millersville! Thanks to your support, our arts spaces are home to some of the most diverse cultural and artistic experiences in our region.

Ashwini Ramaswamy performs at the Ware Center. The text reads, "Support the arts."

Our 2023 - 2024 Season Partners

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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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