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
David Wohleben, Treasurer
Sue Glynn, Secretary

Amy Bryan
R. Scott DeLuca
Deborah Franco
George Fritz
Jodie Hodge
Dawn Keough
Geoffrey Koplas
Chris Marra
Ellen Martin
Anne McCaffrey
Ellen Roth
Jeff Schratz
Brian Smith
Tim Walsh
Rebecca Wilson


Lizzie Schratz, Marketing Director
Rosanne Stanley, Box Office Manager
Michael Bermel, Maintenance Supervisor
Barbara Buczkowski, Bookkeeper

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.

2016-2017 Sponsors

Basil Toyota – Basil Volkswagon

Buffalo State
Key Bank
Mills Jewelers
Reid Group/Crosby’s
The Chapel
United Apple Sales

Barry Steel Fabrication, Inc.
Dr. Joseph Breloff & Mrs. Eileen Breloff
Brian J. Hutchison, Attorney at Law
Briarwood Manor ALF
Clark Rigging & Rental Corp.
Cornerstone, CFCU
Cornerstone Ice Arena
Diversified Manufacturing, Inc.
Dunn Tire
Great Lake Surgical
Howell Motors Ford
Jones, Hogan, & Brooks, LLP
K.S. Roth Insurance Agency, Inc.
Kavinoky, Cook, LLP
Lockport Dental Group
Lockport Orthodontics, PC
Louis A. Surace, DDS Pediatric Dentist
Odd Fellow & Rebekah
RJR Improvements, Inc.
Rotary Club of Lockport
Scripts Cafe
Southtown Storage Center
Julie Coy, State Farm Insurance
Summit MSP
The Legend Group
Ulrich Sign Company
WLVL AM 1340
Wrights Corners Self Storage

Amherst Alarm, Inc.
Artemis Center for Health & Wellness
Mary Jo and Robert Bauer
Brights Systems, Inc.
Candlelight Cabinetry
Deborah Franco Art Studio
Edward Jones, Kevin Gaskill
Flight of Five Winery
Frey’s Tasty Treat
Friends of Tony Nemi
Jenna McCaa Massage Therapy
Lockport Presbyterian Home
MF Murphy Insurance Agency
Mulvey Construction
New York Beer Project
Niagara County Produce
Niagara’s Choice Credit Union
Partylite Consultant, Rebecca Wilson
Sub Delicious
Weller, Rusert & Stoll, LLC

American Concrete of WNY, Inc.
DPR General Dentistry
Drum Oil & Propane
Evans Agency
International Stone Gallery
Lange Funeral Home, Inc.
Mullane Motors
Muscato DiMillo & Vona, LLP
Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham, LLC