Ware Center

About the Ware Center

Front entrance of Ware Center in Lancaster.

The Ware Center is Lancaster’s premier performing arts center. Located on Lancaster’s famous Gallery Row, our mission is to foster creativity, learning, and understanding in our great community.

Since 2011, we have quickly become a hub of cultural activity in our community. By developing an Arts Advisory Council, hosting events during Lancaster’s First Fridays, and curating a host of diverse performances, the Ware Center helps our neighbors engage in their community and the world.

Venue Accessibility

We are a fully-accessible facility that can accommodate any special seating, audio/visual, or access request. Contact our Box Office for questions or to make a request.

For more information on use of the Ware Center facility, including rental rates and more, please visit the Facility Usage page.

Steinman Hall

Steinman Hall at the Ware Center in Lancaster PA.

One of the last buildings designed by world-renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Ware Center was completed in 2008.

Among the classrooms and gallery spaces, the facility venues include the 350-seat Steinman Hall, boasting state-of-the-art sound and acoustics befitting a world-class performance facility; and the glass pyramid-topped Atrium, which configures in multiple ways to accommodate up to 250 people.

Now, as home to the Millersville University Office of Visual & Performing Arts, we regularly present cultural arts performances, films, art exhibits, and lectures.

Families and school groups from all over Lancaster County enjoy our Family Fun Fest events and arts camps for youth. Additionally, we host community gatherings, business and civic meetings, and conferences.

Concert & Event Venue Rentals

The Ware Center is available to rent for your next special event. Whether you are looking to hold a conference, corporate event, lecture, art exhibition, or even a wedding reception, our staff and facility can help make your event special and unique. From our grand Steinman Hall to more intimate locations, you’ll find a venue that’s right for you. For more information on use of the Ware Center, including rental rates and more, please visit the Facility Usage page and complete a Rental Inquiry Form.

Box Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

One hour prior to performance.

Front entrance of Ware Center in Lancaster.

Parking at the Ware Center

Event parking at the Ware Center can be found at the Prince Street Garage or the Colonial Parking surface lot (formerly Hager), both of which are within a block of our facility.

For students taking classes at the Ware Center, you can ride the bus to downtown Lancaster for free. Students who have a valid campus parking permit may park for free in the Prince Street Garage.

Learn more about courses and parking for students on the Millersville University website.

Map of downtown Lancaster with a pin for the Ware Center.

Visit the Ware Center

The Ware Center – Millersville University
42 N. Prince St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

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