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Taylor Theater


The 153-seat Taylor Theater is actually a converted carriage house, or more accurately, the stable which housed the carriage horses, and its original, rough-hewn beams and ceiling add a unique flavor to the experience. The Theater is located directly behind the Kenan House at 433 Locust Street. Regular and wheelchair access is from the north side of building. Ample parking is located behind the theater. The Theater and adjacent Meeting Room are both available for rental.



Our third year of Jazz at the Taylor performances will feature 8 concerts in the Taylor Theater, a 153-seat converted carriage house on the Center’s campus that provides an intimate, club-like atmosphere. All concerts feature two full sets of music with refreshments available.

Season tickets for eight concerts is $100. Individual tickets are $15 for Kenan Center members and $20 for the general public, and may be purchased online at Ticketleap, in person at the Kenan Center Business Office, or charged by phone at 716-433-2617. Ample free parking is available onsite. The Taylor Theater is located on the campus of the Kenan Center at 433 Locust Street in Lockport, NY. Because seating is limited, advance tickets are recommended.

Click here for the current listing of Jazz Show.


The Carriage House Players is a collective of actors, directors, playwrights and guest artists bringing new and contemporary works as well as selected plays from esteemed dramatists to audiences in Western New York. In-residence at the historic Taylor Theater, the Players are a collaborative program of the Kenan Center, dedicated to enriching lives by providing cultural, educational and recreational activities. Performance schedule and more information can be found here.


The Kenan Center Taylor Theater hosts Band Series. The annual Halloween Costume Party has taken place in the Taylor Theater showcasing a local band. Past bands have included Handsome Jack & Laces Out Band.

The Taylor Theater can also be rented out for plays, performances, weddings, parties & more! The Meeting Room, a modern addition on the east side of the theater, offers handicapped access, restrooms, a small catering kitchen and a 31 x 33′ open space that can be set up for presentations, workshops, parties and other functions. Find out more about rentals here.

Taylor Theater Meeting Room
Maximum 75 people standing or in seated rows

Taylor Theater for Performance
Audience present/153 seats available


COVID Guidelines

All guests at Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater must be fully vaccinated for entry to any performance. Guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination before they may enter the Taylor Theatre by providing an original CDC vaccination card or by showing a legitimate NYS Excelsior Pass. [Patrons are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after their final dose of the Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination, or after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.]


The Kenan Center is also observing the masking recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other governmental authorities.  Thus, all guests in Kenan Center’s Taylor Theatre are required to wear a mask.  Guests may remove their mask when in the Taylor Theatre Meeting Room while enjoying food or drink before the show or during intermission.  (As a reminder, food and drink are not allowed inside the Taylor Theatre.)  For more information of CDC guidelines, click here


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Summer Youth Theater Enrichment

For information, and registration about Summer Programming, please click here.

For weather related closing information please click here.

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