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Behind the Scenes of Peter and the Wolf

We went behind the scenes of Peter and the Wolf in this video interview with fiber artist Neil Goss! Don’t miss this magnificent production showcasing professional live music, dance and design performing March 31 and April 1. Tickets on sale now.


Play12 Staged Reading “The Man She Was”

Youth Theatre Company Play12 is presenting Ric Averill’s newly published play The Man She Was as a staged reading at the Watkins Museum on April 5th. They will perform at 6PM. $5 suggest donation supports Play12. The story follows Frank Thompson, a union soldier in the Civil War. The twist – Frank is actually a woman … Continued


Arts as a Designated Function of the State

We have a serious problem.  Government support for the arts and humanities is in jeopardy. The Lawrence Arts Center affirms the fundamental importance of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as invaluable resources for an educated, prosperous, and democratic society.  We also affirm … Continued


Empowering Middle School Students Through Art

Did you know a person’s brain develops as much in adolescence as it does in the first three years of life? Immense change and restructuring is happening within a teenager’s brain, basically all the knowledge and skills gained through childhood will get “pruned” on the way to adulthood.  It’s in this way that identity is formed … Continued


May 10 – Summer Youth Theatre Parent Meeting

Parents of Summer Youth Theatre Actors, Technicians, & Interns, Join us on May 10 at 6PM for the SYT Parent Meeting. Meet the staff, get the handbook, learn about the shows happening this summer, find answers to your questions about how the rehearsal process for SYT works, and sign up for volunteer opportunities. You might even … Continued


Enroll Now! Woodland Fairies!

Woodland Fairies! is the perfect class for your K-3rd grader. It’s only four weeks long and meets on Saturday mornings, so it provides a taste test of many types of performance arts integrated with visual art. Students will learn fairy plays, dances, and songs, make fairy houses and costumes, and explore how they can use their imaginations to tell … Continued


Enroll Now! Spring Adult Pilates Class

Pilates for Adults Course Code: SP-CDAPIL23 03/29/17-05/24/17 (9 weeks) 9:00-10:00AM Public: $121.00 (Member: $108.90)   This basic Pilates mat class is appropriate for all dancers. Strengthen your core and balance your muscle development in order to create a lean, strong, and flexible body. Mats provided. Enroll now! The Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer classes are enrolling … Continued


Announcing Auditions for Lawrence Ballet Theatre 2017-2018 Season

Company Auditions for Lawrence Ballet Theatre 2017-18 Saturday, June 3, 2pm, Studio 206 Registration opens at 1:30pm About Lawrence Ballet Theatre Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) is the only pre-professional ballet company in Lawrence and the only company in Kansas to be members of the prestigious Regional Dance America Association. Under the direction of Artistic Director Cynthia … Continued


Play with Clay

We are so lucky to have the very talented Andrew Cho working with students in our studios.  Andrew achieved his MFA in Ceramics from Georgia State University and has been working with us for over a year now.  He works with both youth and adults while constantly creating his own work in our studios.  Andrew’s … Continued


The Creative Laboratories of STEAM Afterschool

Five years ago, the Lawrence Arts Center began investigating the connection between the arts and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The connections have always been there, but sometimes they were not being clearly connected.  From this initial foray, we have developed a rich, five-day-a-week afterschool program that focuses on STEAM, ensuring the A for … Continued