The Lawrence Arts Center is committed to making its facilities, programming, and website accessible to all, including people with disabilities. All patrons are encouraged to inquire at the front desk if they require an accommodation, auxiliary aid, or service. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785.843.2787.
- Facilities: Please contact the front desk for assistance in finding the best pathways and locations to meet your needs. Barrier-free entrances and accessible seating are available on all levels of the theater. Wheelchairs can be made available upon request.
- Parking: There is a fifteen-minute drop-off zone on New Hampshire Street directly outside and to the south of the Lawrence Arts Center’s front entrance. Accessible parking is available across the street from the Arts Center in the covered parking garage on New Hampshire Street between 9th and 10th.
- Programming: The Lawrence Arts Center provides programs for a wide variety of audiences. Whether you’re looking for exhibitions or performances, classes or workshops, we have a program that is right for you and/or your child. The Lawrence Arts Center staff is experienced at working with patrons with learning, cognitive, mental health, and language disabilities. Contact CEO Margaret Weisbrod Morris at email@example.com to discuss recommendations.
- Auxiliary Aids for those with Hearing Impairments:
- • The Lawrence Arts Center is equipped with a hearing loop system. A receiver sends the voices of our performers from the microphone directly into a hearing aid or cochlear implant. If you use a T-Coil or Telecoil Aid, enjoy as is; if you have another hearing device, please speak to an usher to get a headset to enjoy the new technology.
- When requested, class instructors can use microphones in studios and classrooms. CEO Margaret Weisbrod Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- With two weeks’ notice, sign language interpretation services can be provided for lectures and performances. Contact CEO Margaret Weisbrod Morris at email@example.com for assistance
- Audio Description:
- With four weeks’ notice, the Lawrence Arts Center can provide audio description for performances and exhibitions. Contact Director of Performing Arts, Elizabeth Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Starting in January 2017, the Lawrence Arts Center’s course and event catalogue will be available through Audio Reader. Check back on this page for more details in January.
- Large Print Program Materials: With 24-hour’s notice, large-print program materials can be made available upon request. Contact Director of Performing Arts, Elizabeth Sullivan at email@example.com for assistance.
- Braille Program Materials: With two-week’s notice, braille program materials can be made available upon request. Contact Director of Performing Arts, Elizabeth Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Service Animals: Certified service animals are welcome in the Arts Center’s galleries, but must remain on leash.
- Website: The Lawrence Arts Center’s website follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you have problems accessing any portion of this website, please email Office Manager Jennifer Donnelly at email@example.com.
Financial Aid: The Lawrence Arts Center is committed to making exhibitions, performance, and arts education accessible for all, regardless of income level. If you need financial assistance, please contact the front desk or fill out a financial aid application here.
• We are committed to our community partnerships with social service partners, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Lawrence, Big Brother Big Sisters, Douglas County CASA, Douglas County Youth Services, Willow Domestic Violence Shelter, Cottonwood, Inc., VanGo, Inc., and Centro Hispano.
• Each summer we take instructors and supplies on the road to Elk County, and then bring students back for a field trip week of art experiences in Lawrence.
• We provide access to Arts Center theatre, dance, and visual arts programs to anyone who wishes to participate regardless of income-level or ability to pay through our Financial Aid Fund, and offer many free events and opportunities throughout the year.