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The Ware Center

Ware Center - Lancaster

Lancaster's premiere visual and performing arts center located in the heart of the arts and historic district at

42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

About the Facility

Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the Ware Center is a community asset that will foster civic engagement, encourage collaboration and promote innovation for the enrichment of the Lancaster region.

Steinman Hall

Designed by Cyril Harris, one of the world's leading acoustical designers, Steinman Hall is a state-of-the-art concert hall and performance space. Harris wanted to design a space in which you could hear a pin drop and you can in this hall. The space has a digital film projection system with surround sound. Seating capacity: 349 stadium-style.

Lyet Lobby

This unique space features floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary chandeliers and the warmth of Pennsylvania cherry wood paneling surrounding the lobby. The 3,000 square feet of wrap-around lobby space also includes a covered patio. The street-level space affords appealing downtown views including many period buildings. Capacity: 300

The Atrium

The open floor plan of this magnificent 3,575-square-foot space on the third floor showcases a breathtaking glass pyramid ceiling for a sky view during the day and stargazing by night. The possibilities are endless when planning a meeting, wedding, dinner party, reception, trade fair and presentations.

The Owen Salon

Three stories above Prince Street, this 1,496-square-foot elliptical-shaped space sports a blond hardwood floor ideal for dancing, dining, a recital or lecture. The Owen Salon offers magnificent views from its floor-to-ceiling windows and opens out to the Atrium through glass doors. Seating capacity ranges from 90 -110 people.  

Binns Room

This beautiful and versatile room is very suitable for conferences, receptions or recital space. Equipped with a built-in projection screen, the Binns Room is ideal for PowerPoint and video presentations. The room is spacious enough to accommodate 100 in theatre or conference style space for in-room breaks. The 1,263 square foot of hardwood floor can be utilized for your specific needs. The room has floor-to-ceiling windows on the west wall offering natural light in the daytime and a glimpse of historic architecture one story above street level.

Gift Vouchers

Please call (717) 871-7018 or contact for Gift Voucher options.