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Announcing our 2019-20 Artists-in-Residence: Ashlyn Pope and Dayon Royster

Following an internationally competitive process with countless highly qualified applicants, we are delighted to announce that we have selected Ashlyn Pope as our Ceramics Artist-in-Residence and Dayon Royster as our Printmaking Artist-in-Residence. These two artists represent the best of an overwhelmingly strong pool of candidates for these two yearlong positions. As part of their residency, … [more]

Exciting School of Dance Fall Events

There is a ton going on within the School of Dance this fall! Beginning the month of August, visit the Lawrence Arts Center to browse the abundance of dance wear at our Dance Shoppe Pop-Up sales, offered two Sundays in August. If you have outgrown your dance attire, donate it to the Fall Attire Swap … [more]

LAC Ballet Dancers

Announcing Lawrence Ballet Theatre’s 10th Year Anniversary and 2019-2020 Company Members

Led by Artistic Director Cynthia Crews, company members gain exposure and experience through numerous performances of classical ballet repertoire and original works. LBT dancers work directly with professional guest choreographers in addition to their work with the artistic director. Lawrence Ballet Theatre is a member company of the prestigious Regional Dance America/MidStates. Each year, Lawrence Ballet Theatre … [more]

Photo Gallery: SYT’s Chicago

Get your jazz hands ready, SYT’s Chicago performs July 25th-28th and tickets are on sale now!  “This is one of those musicals that takes you song by song through the narrative. There are 14 major singing numbers, but there are also dance numbers with no singing. We have a fun tap number and a fast-paced … [more]

Fall Enrollment Begins

WELCOME ALL DANCERS Cultivating the art of dance within the Lawrence community for over thirty years, with the vision to make dance 100% accessible to all, the School of Dance takes a multi-disciplinary approach to dance training, performance and outreach. We hope you will join us this fall to experience the artistry, joy and community … [more]

The Willy Wonka Cast List is Here!

Congratulations to all who auditioned for our fall production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka! We can’t wait to open the chocolate factory with all of you music makers and dreamers of dreams… Click here to view the cast list!

The Odyssey Photo Gallery

Summer Youth Theatre presents The Odyssey: by Thespis and the Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Third Place Chorus July 18-20. Enjoy this photo gallery from dress rehearsal and get your tickets now for this hilarious and educational show! For more photos, visit us on facebook.  

Arts Center Receives Grant from Humanities Kansas for Woodstock Anniversary Programming

Humanities Kansas has just announced a $10,000 award to the Lawrence Arts Center in support of “Back to the Garden: Photographs of the 1969 Woodstock Festival,” a photo exhibit and public programs marking the 50thanniversary of Woodstock. Curated by Exhibitions Program Director Ben Ahlvers, “Back to the Garden” runs from August 9 through September 14 … [more]