Culture And Entertainment

The Western New York community has a rich and thriving arts and entertainment community, and Lancaster, Depew and Elma, NY are proud to be a part of it.  In Lancaster, Depew and Elma, NY you will find:

The Dunn Tire Raceway Park supplies all the thrills and chills of exciting auto racing, running about 100 events annually that draw thousands of fans each season.  The Park contains 3 paved tracks: a 1/8 mile IHRA-sanctioned drag strip, and two asphalt ovals–5/8 mile and 1/10 mile.

The Lancaster Opera House is located in the Lancaster Town hall, a reminder of an early American tradition. In previous centuries, it was not unusual to combine a music hall with a town’s main governmental building. Today the Opera House features a wide array of comedy and dramatic plays, concerts, family shows, musicals, dinner theatre, and special events.

The Twin Village Art Society was formed in 1969 by a group of artists from Depew and Lancaster. The Society holds indoor and outdoor art shows through the year and a variety of locations.

The Lancaster Historical Museum is located at 40 Clark Street in Lancaster.

Elma Historical Society collects, preseves and exhibits materials pertinent to the social cultural development of the Town of Elma and surrounding areas.

The c.1810 Hull House — the oldest stone dwelling in Erie County, NY– is a rare piece of early American architecture in western New York. Located on Genesee Street in the Town of Lancaster, the Hull House is currently being restored by the Hull House Foundation as an educational and interpretive center for early 19th century life in the Western New York frontier.

Hurd and Briggs Saw Mill was built by members of the Society.  The saw mill serves as an educational experience for young and old alike. The water powered saw mill was built in 1846 and it still in operation today.

Town of Elma Hurd House is a museum complex consisting of artifacts from the community dating back 1600 AD.

The Buffalo Niagara region features the largest concentration of theaters in the state outside of New York City, as well as an array of art galleries and museums, historic homes the Buffalo Zoo and the Olmsted designed city park system.

African-American Cultural Center
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Alleyway Theatre
Buffalo Arts Studio
Buffalo Inner City Ballet
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Burchfield-Penney Art Center
Center for Exploratory Art (CEPA)
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

Hull House 
Irish Classical Theatre
Kavinoky Theatre

Lancaster Opera House
MusicalFare Theatre
Neglia Ballet Artists

Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Shea’s Center for the Performing Arts
Ujima Theatre

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