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.

Phil Czarnecki, President
R. Scott DeLuca, Vice President
Sue Glynn, Treasurer
Dawn Keough, Secretary

Rebecca Wilson
LeeMarie Cushman
Marietta Schrader

Rebecca Wilson


Rachel Maziarz, Business Director 

Rosanne Stanley, Box Office Manager 

Cameron Landry, Facility Manager 

Jordan Stover, Costume Designer

Rich Zapp, Concessions Manager

Tom Seekins, Bar 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 – Saturday from 10am-2pm.

2023-2024 Sponsors

Cornerstone CFCU
Catholic Health
Cookie Cottage
Howell Motors Inc.
LCTV – Lockport Community Television
M&T Bank
Mills Jewelers
Southtown Storage Center
Robert Miller Construction, Inc.
The Reid Group
Ulrich Sign Company

Barry Steel Fabrication
Clark Rigging & Rental Corp.
Cornerstone CFCU Arena
D. R. Chamberlain Corp.
Greater Lockport Development Corp.
Jones, Hogan, & Brooks, LLP
Lockport Dental Group
Lockport Orthodontics PC
Mike Smith Buick
New York Beer Project
Ontario Shores FCU
Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, Inc.
Redmen / Tioga Club
RJR Improvements Inc.
Shamus Restaurant
Spalding Hardware
Stooges Stuffed Burger Bar
The Costello Family
Wrights Corners Self Storage

Artemis Inspired Medicine PC
Brunner International
Gould’s Flowers & Gifts
Heart and Hands, Faith in Action
Housel’s Service Station, Inc.
Mantelli Trailer Sales
Muscato Vona , LLP
Anthony Nemi, Niagara County Legislator
Niagara’s Choice FCU
Realty Suite
Sister and Brother Shop
Stoll & Weller Insurance & Financial Group
Sunrise Door & Woodworks, Inc.
Williamsville Performing Arts Studio
Watercolors by Becky

Jen’s Catering
Lang Funeral Home
Mike White Siding and Roofing Co., Inc.
NetPlus Alliance
Spring Lake Winery
The Wine & Liquor Outlet
Vizcarra Vinyards
Wittlin Dry & Dry, LLP