A bit about us …

When the Palace Theatre opened on July 18, 1925, Lock City Theater Company President A. Edmund Lee told a capacity crowd that it was "built not for the aristocracy, but for all the people" and that they had successfully "extended Broadway into Lockport and to the people of Niagara." Those statements ring true to this day, as the Palace shines like a beacon for the arts and entertainment that are so vital to our community — and to our collective lives.
  • Our Mission

    The Historic Palace Inc. is a community-based organization dedicated to maintaining the historic and architectural integrity of this Western New York landmark while providing a venue for the performing arts and a center for arts education.

  • Our Beauty

    The center mural depicts Literature seated at her throne, with Music on the right and Tragedy on the left. The left side mural depicts “Spring Song” and the one to the right “Playtime.” Over it all is the beautiful old gold dome with its 150 lights.

  • Our Palace

    The Palace is for everyone. We welcome you to enjoy our programming — or rent the facility for your special event.

  • Our Future

    We became a non-profit in 2003. Since then, we’ve focused on becoming Western New York’s premier entertainment center.



Executive Director

Christopher has been with the Palace since 2003. He has been working closely with the board of directors to make the Palace the premier entertainment center in WNY and the hub of the Lockport community.

Board of Directors

The Palace Theatre is owned and operated by Historic Palace Theatre Inc., a non-profit organization formed by members of the Lockport Community.

Ellen Schratz, President
Phil Czarnecki, Vice President
Aaron Carlson, Treasurer
R. Scott DeLuca, Secretary

Amy Bryan
Sue Glynn
Deborah Franco
George Fritz
Dawn Keough
Geoffrey Koplas
Anne Miller
Ellen Roth
Jeff Schratz
Brian Smith
Jeff Tracy
Rebecca Wilson
David Wohleben


Jodie Hodge, Office Manager

Rich Zapp, Front of House Manager
Tom Seekins, Front of House Manager

Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to all of these wonderful businesses. Their support of the theatre truly helps to “Keep the Lights Shining.” Please frequent these businesses and support those who support your community theatre!

For more information on how you can be listed on our beautiful banner on the side of the theatre — and how you can be a “STAR” of the Palace — please call 438-1130 during our Box Office hours: Monday – Friday from 10am-2pm.

2018-2019 Sponsors

Basil Toyota – Basil Volkswagon

SUNY Buffalo State
Great Lakes Surgical
Kavionky Cook LLP
K.S Roth Insurance Agency
Mills Jewelers
Lockport Dental Group
Howell Motors, Inc.
The Reid Group
Eastern Niagara Hospital
United Apple Sales
Ulrich Sign Company

Advantage Physical Therapy
Barry Steel Fabrication, Inc.
Brian J. Hutchison, Attorney at Law
Briarwood Manor ALF
Clark Rigging & Rental Corp.
Cornerstone, CFCU
Cornerstone Ice Arena
Diversified Manufacturing, Inc.
Dunn Tire
Peter Igoe, DDS
Jones, Hogan, & Brooks, LLP
Robert Miller Construction
Lockport Orthodontics, PC
Lock City Moose Lodge #617
Mulvey Construction
Niagara Produce
RJR Improvements, Inc.
Rotary Club of Lockport
Scripts Cafe
Southtown Storage Center
Julie Coy, State Farm Insurance
Summit MSP
The Legend Group
Wrights Corners Self Storage

Artemis Center for Health & Wellness
Brights Systems, Inc.
Edward Jones, Kevin Gaskill
Frey’s Tasty Treat
Lockport Presbyterian Home
Muscato DiMillo & Vona LLP
New York Beer Project
Niagara Frontier Anesthesia Services, LLC
Prudden and Kandt Funeral Homes Inc.
Watercolors by Becky
Sub Delicious
Weller, Rusert & Stoll, LLC

Lange Funeral Home
Lockport Public Arts Council
NetPlus Alliance
Molinaro’s Ristorante