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Community and Professional Performance

The Lawrence Arts Center brings the highest caliber of theater, music, and dance performances to the Lawrence community.  Regular performance series include Nine-Forty Live concerts, monthly Free State Story Slams, four Summer Youth Theatre productions, dance gala performances, and Family Theatre presentations including our beloved annual winter production of the Kansas Nutcracker, made up of a cast of over 120 youth and adult, non-professional and professional dancers and musicians.

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Upcoming Performance

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - January 28 @ 3:00 pm


January 25, 26, 27 | 7:30pm January 28 | 3pm $10 Suggested Donation StormDoor Productions and EMU Theatre pr…

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Cat Came Back

Mesner Puppet Theatre is back to benefit the Lawrence Arts Center’s Preschool/Kindergarten scholarship fund! B…

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February 22 @ 7:30 pm - March 4 @ 3:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz

Click here for cast list! February 22, 23, 24 & March 1, 2, 3 | 7:30pm February 25 & March 4 | 3pm …

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