551 South Transit Street
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: (716) 434-4411
Fax: (716) 434-9649
This troupe may consist of amateurs, but they have won the hearts of Lockportians and visitors who are lucky enough to see them perform. Operating out of the Taylor Theater on the Kenan Center grounds, this troupe offers a wide range of theater experiences, from musicals and romance to mystery and drama. Originally formed in 1966, the troupe dissolved in the mid-70's before reuniting in 1983. The troupe has won numerous awards, including several Best Production honors at the annual festival held by the Theater Association of New York State.
This beautifully restored pre-WWII theater, located in historic downtown Lockport, is a showplace for the community. Originally built in 1925 by Charles Dickinson, the proscenium arch style theater was once part of the Schine chain of theaters. When it first opened, one of the performers that graced its stage was John Philip Sousa and his band. The Palace, which is a replica of the Paramount Theater in New York City, was purchased by a not-for-profit organization in 2003 and restored. The interior décor mixes Art Deco and Italian Renaissance style with original murals on the ceiling. The theater now features first-run movies, as well as live performances. – Christine A. Smyczynski
Niagara County Fairgrounds is used to conduct community and local events in the city. This fairly large venue is the cultural and social hub of the city with all the major happenings taking place here. On the days where there are no events held here, the place makes for a good outing and an escape from the noises of the city. The locals of the city often use this space as a meeting point with family and friends. If you are interested in exploring the city life, Niagara County Fairgrounds is the place to go.
Considered as one of the finest entertainment facilities of the region, the Niagara Community College Fine Arts Theatre is truly a modern space for the presentation of creative talent. The theater is furnished with state-of-the-art technical equipments, superb lights and acoustics and a seating capacity of 700. The Niagara Community College Fine Arts Theatre stages plays, dramas, comedies, dance shows, concerts, gigs and live musicals wherein local artists show their spark. If you wish to explore indigenous talent, then you must book a seat for a show. Call ahead to know more.
The Newfane Historical Society is one of the most important societies in the city. Housed inside what was formerly The Van Horn Mansion, this society was established after this abandoned and run down place was handed over to them in charity. The committee members of the city restored the mansion to its old glory and the Newfane Historical Society now houses several clubs within it. Besides, the center plays host to various community programs and other major events. If you are interested in knowing the history and the grandeur of the city, Newfane Historical Society is one place to head to.
If you are looking for a place to plan out a social function, a wedding, a birthday or a corporate dinner, look no further than the Banchetti Banquet Facility and Grove, run by the Banchetti Banquet and Catering company; this place is truly spectacular. Well-decorated, spacious and equipped with modern furniture, the place will suit you just right. The menu served here is fabulous, with fine traditional Italian cuisines being served. One can choose from a variety of packages that the Banchetti Banquet Facility and Grove has to offer, and the well informed staff will guide you on that front. The place also hosts cultural and community events. Besides this, there is also an on-site cafe, serving delicious cuisines and hot coffees. Call ahead or check website for more information.
This fab buffalo theater is home to a whole bunch of events. In its previous incarnation, the New Melody Theater hosted the Kinks! Expect to see the only the most popular and spectacular bands to pass through this stage.
Presenting an educational union of drama and culture, the Jewish Repertory Theatre is a professional stage that endeavors to share Jewish culture and to celebrate Jewish playwrights with the Western New York community. While the plays focus on issues important to the Jewish community, they also relate the drama of the universal human experience, speaking to a diverse audience and bringing both Jews and non-Jews together to enjoy the performing arts. Additionally, check out the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, also located in Getzville, which has day care for children, water sports for the family, and fitness and recreational facilities.
The 6,110 seated Alumni Arena at the University of Buffalo features a wide variety of sporting events, all within the comfort of an indoor stadium. Visitors be warned: expect high levels of uproarious student spirit, especially during pre-game rallies.
The Center For Arts at Buffalo is a dynamic venue that hosts a wide variety of world-class shows in dance, opera, theater, concerts, and comedy. Stop by to catch a great performance. Advance booking is advised.
Lippes Concert Hall is located at Slee Hall and all visiting artist concerts and performances, organ recitals, student concerts, faculty performances etc. take place here. The Slee Hall is named after late Frederick and Alice Slee. They were great fans of chamber music, especially Beethoven string quartets. They established an endowment at University of Buffalo for an annual performance and since 1955, 46 string quartet ensembles have performed here. All student performances are free to the public and take place throughout the year.
Baird Hall is the home of the Music Department at the University At Buffalo. They have a whole lot of offices along with practice rooms, ensemble rehearsal rooms, classrooms, faculty, student lounges, and a music library. The Baird Recital Hall is one of the venues for Music concerts. It also features a percussion studio, two organ practice rooms and a instrument storage facility. It is connected to the university via walkways and tunnels.