Adult Theatre in Lawrence

Creating On Stage

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Uncover a Love of Theatre

We all have a performer inside of us, whether it’s through acting or writing. Adult theatre classes at Lawrence Arts Center don’t only focus on acting but all aspects that go into a theatre performance.

 This includes out-of-the-box classes focused on artistic expressions, like vogue, burlesque, improv, and more!

Our Facilities & Curriculum

Setting the Stage

We’re committed to providing the Lawrence area with a facility that welcomes them into the world of theatre and music. This includes dedicated spaces at our campus for adult theatre in Lawrence, with a 300-seat theatre, black box theatre and studio space for performances.

Enter Stage Left

The adult theatre classes we offer focus on developing the artist as well as the art. Classes cover everything from technical aspects of theatre to playwriting and beyond. The choice is yours! For our adult theatre classes, the descriptions list what to expect from the courses. We provide access to classes that cover (among other subjects):

  • Improv
  • Acting & Performance
  • Burlesque
  • Playwriting & Screenwriting

Current Classes

Adults on Stage

Intro to Drag[24SU]
07/11/24 - 08/1/24, 7:30PM - 8:55PM | TH
Ages 18 to 120 | TBD | 10th & Mass Studios
Enrolling Now | CZTA44
Members $112.5 | Non-Members $125
Explore the world of Drag, whether you want to be a Queen or King, all are welcome. Learn about the wigs, make-up, lip-sync, building a persona and performance! Ages 16+ can enroll with Parental Permission.
Burlesque 101[24FA]
09/3/24 - 10/8/24, 7:30PM - 8:25PM | TU
Ages 18 to 120 | Alysha Baros | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA32A
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Join Lawrence Burlesque Society and learn to "Bump, Shimmy & Grind" & Shake what your Mama gave ya! Unleash your inner Las Vegas Showgirl as I teach you the basics as well as the history of a little performance art I like to call "The cure for self loathing".
Burlesque 101[24FA]
10/15/24 - 11/19/24, 7:30PM - 8:25PM | TU
Ages 18 to 120 | Alysha Baros | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA32B
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Join Lawrence Burlesque Society and learn to "Bump, Shimmy & Grind" & Shake what your Mama gave ya! Unleash your inner Las Vegas Showgirl as I teach you the basics as well as the history of a little performance art I like to call "The cure for self loathing".
Lawrence Burlesque Society: Open Studio[24FA]
09/3/24 - 11/19/24, 8:30PM - 9:25PM | TU
Ages 18 to 120 | TBD | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA42
Members $240 | Non-Members $240
Use studio space to rehearse for upcoming performances and workshop your pieces with Juicy Lucy! (Class will be in Studio B - with mirrors!) Prerequisite: Must have taken Burlesque 101
Intro to Drag[24FA]
09/5/24 - 10/10/24, 7:30PM - 8:25PM | TH
Ages 18 to 120 | TBD | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA54A
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Explore the world of Drag, or brush up for your next performance! Whether you want to be a Queen or King, all are welcome. Learn about the wigs, make-up, lip-sync, building a persona and performance! Ages 16+ can enroll with Parental Permission.
Intro to Drag[24FA]
10/17/24 - 11/21/24, 7:30PM - 8:25PM | TH
Ages 18 to 120 | TBD | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA54B
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Explore the world of Drag, or brush up for your next performance! Whether you want to be a Queen or King, all are welcome. Learn about the wigs, make-up, lip-sync, building a persona and performance! Ages 16+ can enroll with Parental Permission.
Adult Acting Exploration: Drop In/Bring a Friend 1[24FA]
09/4/24 - 09/4/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Jeanne C. Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA73A
Members $25 | Non-Members $25
Open to beginner and experienced students, this class will explore how an actor studies a role, develops a character, and builds their portfolio. Bring a friend or family member with you to class (at no extra charge) to be your acting partner! You'll leave ready with skills you can immediately apply toward auditions and performance.
Adult Acting Exploration: Drop In/Bring a Friend 5[24FA]
10/2/24 - 10/2/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Jeanne C. Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA73E
Members $25 | Non-Members $25
Open to beginner and experienced students, this class will explore how an actor studies a role, develops a character, and builds their portfolio. Bring a friend or family member with you to class (at no extra charge) to be your acting partner! You'll leave ready with skills you can immediately apply toward auditions and performance.
Adult Acting Exploration: Drop In/Bring a Friend 4[24FA]
09/25/24 - 09/25/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Jeanne C. Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA73D
Members $25 | Non-Members $25
Open to beginner and experienced students, this class will explore how an actor studies a role, develops a character, and builds their portfolio. Bring a friend or family member with you to class (at no extra charge) to be your acting partner! You'll leave ready with skills you can immediately apply toward auditions and performance.
Adult Acting Exploration: Drop In/Bring a Friend 3[24FA]
09/18/24 - 09/18/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Jeanne C. Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA73C
Members $25 | Non-Members $25
Open to beginner and experienced students, this class will explore how an actor studies a role, develops a character, and builds their portfolio. Bring a friend or family member with you to class (at no extra charge) to be your acting partner! You'll leave ready with skills you can immediately apply toward auditions and performance.
Adult Acting Exploration: Drop In/Bring a Friend 2[24FA]
09/11/24 - 09/11/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Jeanne C. Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA73B
Members $25 | Non-Members $25
Open to beginner and experienced students, this class will explore how an actor studies a role, develops a character, and builds their portfolio. Bring a friend or family member with you to class (at no extra charge) to be your acting partner! You'll leave ready with skills you can immediately apply toward auditions and performance.
Adult Acting Exploration: Drop In/Bring a Friend 6[24FA]
11/6/24 - 11/6/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Jeanne C. Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA73F
Members $25 | Non-Members $25
Open to beginner and experienced students, this class will explore how an actor studies a role, develops a character, and builds their portfolio. Bring a friend or family member with you to class (at no extra charge) to be your acting partner! You'll leave ready with skills you can immediately apply toward auditions and performance.
Adult Acting Exploration: Drop In/Bring a Friend 7[24FA]
11/13/24 - 11/13/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Jeanne C. Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA73G
Members $25 | Non-Members $25
Open to beginner and experienced students, this class will explore how an actor studies a role, develops a character, and builds their portfolio. Bring a friend or family member with you to class (at no extra charge) to be your acting partner! You'll leave ready with skills you can immediately apply toward auditions and performance.
Adult Acting Exploration: Drop In/Bring a Friend 8[24FA]
11/20/24 - 11/20/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Jeanne C. Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA73H
Members $25 | Non-Members $25
Open to beginner and experienced students, this class will explore how an actor studies a role, develops a character, and builds their portfolio. Bring a friend or family member with you to class (at no extra charge) to be your acting partner! You'll leave ready with skills you can immediately apply toward auditions and performance.
Adult Improv Performance Troupe[24FA]
09/16/24 - 11/18/24, 7:30PM - 8:25PM | MO
Ages 18 to 120 | Leah Towle | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA61
Members $230 | Non-Members $230
Members will create an ensemble, build confidence in improvising, and perform for the public at Final Fridays! Class performances will be on 9/27, 10/25, & 11/22. Must have taken an Arts Center improv class in the last five years or have instructor approval. 11/22 Improv Show will be part of the Arts After Dark Festival Weekend. Showtime will be 6pm for that night.
Acting the Re-Enactor[24FA]
09/4/24 - 10/9/24, 1:00PM - 2:25PM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Ric Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA33
Members $150 | Non-Members $150
Learn to present a character from Lawrence, Kansas or US History that fascinates you. Bring facts, photos, & biographical stories to weave into an engaging re-enactment. Writing, acting and costuming!
Acting for the Artist's Spirit[24FA]
09/24/24 - 11/19/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | TU
Ages 18 to 120 | Sarah Jean Robinson | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA52
Members $225 | Non-Members $225
Are you at a crossroads in your artistic journey? This class is for ALL artists (writers, visual artists, dancers, performers, etc.) In this class, we will dive into meditation, simple scenes, movement techniques, beginner improv, and more that will reignite your imagination and get your artistic juices flowing. Explore your own inner world and create in a new, collaborative way. This class is where the craft of acting meets magic. Reignite your artistic spirit!
Professional Adult Acting for the Camera[24FA]
09/5/24 - 10/31/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | TH
Ages 18 to 120 | Sarah Jean Robinson | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA44
Members $225 | Non-Members $225
Have you ever wanted to start your career in film acting, but didn't know where to start? This course will teach the fundamentals of screen acting, and also give you physical tools you'll need to start your career. By the end of class, you'll have at least one or two recorded monologues/scenes, and a strategy for applying to talent agencies!
Adult Improv[24FA]
09/9/24 - 10/7/24, 6:30PM - 7:25PM | MO
Ages 18 to 120 | TBD | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA41A
Members $100 | Non-Members $100
Learn the fundamentals or refine your skills with challenging improv games and exercises. Come meet new people and create surprising and hilarious scenes!
Adult Improv[24FA]
10/14/24 - 11/18/24, 6:30PM - 7:25PM | MO
Ages 18 to 120 | TBD | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA41B
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Learn the fundamentals or refine your skills with challenging improv games and exercises. Come meet new people and create surprising and hilarious scenes!

Acting, Improv & Performance

Great Plays from Greek Mythology[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 2:00PM - 2:55PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 11 to 14 | Jeanne C. Averill | 10th & Mass Studios
Enrolling Now | CZTY11
Members $94.5 | Non-Members $105
Do you like Percy Jackson? Dive deeper into the world of Greek mythology and act out a play week. We will pick our favorite to present to parents/caregivers on the final class.
The Chayd: Vogueing 101[24SU]
07/2/24 - 07/23/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | TU
Ages 14 to 120 | TBD | 10th & Mass Studios
Enrolling Now | CZTA32
Members $112.5 | Non-Members $125
A course with the intent of making the history of ballroom culture and techniques more accessible to everyone. We will be learning the 5 elements of the Ballroom category “Butch Queen Vogue Femme” along with quintessential pop culture references and impacts from throughout the decades. With special guest Chay D. Boots. Comfortable Shoes and Clothing Recommended. Heels are encouraged, but not required. Last Class requires student participation of costume for the “Final Ball”.
Adult Acting Exploration: Bring a Friend[24SU]
07/11/24 - 08/1/24, 6:00PM - 7:25PM | TH
Ages 18 to 120 | Jeanne C. Averill | 10th & Mass Studios
Enrolling Now | CZTA24
Members $90 | Non-Members $100
Open to beginner and experienced students, this class will explore how an actor studies a role, develops a character, and builds their portfolio. Bring a friend or family member with you to class (at no extra charge) to be your acting partner! You'll leave ready with skills you can immediately apply toward auditions and performance.
A Performer's Guide to Audition Excellence[24FA]
10/9/24 - 10/30/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 14 to 120 | TBD | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA93
Members $100 | Non-Members $100
Ranging from audition techniques, etiquette, stage presence, and more, this course is perfect for any level of performer hoping to sharpen their skills in the audition room!
The Chayd: Vogueing 101[24FA]
09/24/24 - 11/19/24, 6:30PM - 7:25PM | TU
Ages 13 to 120 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA82
Members $180 | Non-Members $180
A course with the intent of making the history of ballroom culture and techniques more accessible to everyone. We will be learning the 5 elements of the Ballroom category “Butch Queen Vogue Femme” along with quintessential pop culture references and impacts from throughout the decades. With special guest Chay D. Boots. Comfortable Shoes and Clothing Recommended. Heels are encouraged, but not required. Last Class requires student participation of costume for the “Final Ball”.
The Magic Door[24FA]
09/28/24 - 11/2/24, 10:00AM - 10:55AM | SA
Ages 7 to 12 | Coy Garrett | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY46
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Step through the magic door into worlds unknown. This class will expand your imagination and build fundamental play and acting skills.
Performing the Classics[24FA]
10/9/24 - 10/30/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | WE
Ages 14 to 120 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA103
Members $100 | Non-Members $100
Stressed or confused when you hear “Shakespeare”? “Moliere”? “Euripides”? -- This class will help performers tackle these classics in a way that is fun, engaging, and relevant to modern audiences. An intermediate level of acting experience is helpful, not required. Bring a pencil, water bottle, and be ready to move!
Story Book Drama: Dragons Love Tacos[24FA]
09/7/24 - 09/7/24, 10:00AM - 10:55AM | SA
Ages 6 to 9 | Elizabeth Sullivan | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY126
Members $20 | Non-Members $20
Storybook Drama is ideal for a child’s first theatre class experience. We will act out and explore Adam Rubin’s book, Dragons Love Tacos, where a boy learns about dragons’ love for tacos and what can go terribly wrong with a side of extra spicy salsa.
Story Book Drama: The Rainbow Fish[24FA]
09/14/24 - 09/14/24, 10:00AM - 10:55AM | SA
Ages 6 to 9 | Elizabeth Sullivan | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY156
Members $20 | Non-Members $20
Storybook Drama is ideal for a child’s first theatre class experience. We will act out and explore Mark Pfister’s book, The Rainbow Fish, where a beautiful fish builds friendships by sharing its most valuable gifts.
Story Book Drama: Ming Lo Moves the Mountain[24FA]
09/21/24 - 09/21/24, 10:00AM - 10:55AM | SA
Ages 6 to 9 | Elizabeth Sullivan | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY166
Members $20 | Non-Members $20
Storybook Drama is ideal for a child’s first theatre class experience. We will act out and explore Arnold Lobel’s book, Ming Lo Moves the Mountain, where a man must find a way to move an impossibly large mountain with a little bit of help.
Musical Theatre Special: 13 the Musical[24FA]
09/7/24 - 11/9/24, 11:00AM - 12:45PM | SA
Ages 10 to 13 | Erin Zipper | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY56
Members $225 | Non-Members $225
13 is a musical that is all about...well, being 13! We will explore singing, dancing, and acting in this all inclusive class. Join Erin, Justin, Elena and Jeanne for this fun musical that is all about growing up! Final class will culminate in a performance for invited friends and family.
Upcycled Puppets[24FA]
11/14/24 - 11/21/24, 5:00PM - 6:55PM | TH
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY64
Members $60 | Non-Members $60
Create art and drama from the recycling bin. Focus on collaboration, improvisation and dramatic structure.
Public Speaking Without Fear[24FA]
09/9/24 - 11/18/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | MO
Ages 21 to 120 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA51
Members $250 | Non-Members $250
Do you present to peers at meetings, conferences, church or service organizations? Come practice with like-minded learners as we conquer stage fright, and vocalized pauses. Work with a template for organizing your thoughts prior to speaking. Tell stories, make stuff up and have a good time while learning. No class on Nov. 4th.
Create Your Own Adventure[24FA]
10/14/24 - 11/18/24, 5:00PM - 5:55PM | MO
Ages 11 to 14 | Jeanne C. Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY62
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
In this class students will create, write, and perform their own action adventure at the end of the class for their parents and friends. Let your imagination run wild!
Shakespearean Insults & Stage Combat[24FA]
10/19/24 - 11/16/24, 1:00PM - 1:55PM | SA
Ages 11 to 14 | Jeanne C. Averill | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY136
Members $100 | Non-Members $100
Become a master of the Shakespearean insult. But wait, there's more. The class will also teach the stage combat that comes about as the result of these insults. Create your own Shakespearean scene, complete with a Shakespearean plot, language, insults, and fight choreography.
The Performing Arts Integrated Classroom[24FA]
09/20/24 - 11/15/24, 5:30PM - 6:55PM | FR
Ages 21 to 120 | Kayla Sandusky | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA15
Members $75 | Non-Members $75
Broaden your teaching methods by integrating performing arts practices and games in your classroom and learn how to combine them with core subjects. This class is for Elementary, and Middle School teachers. Class will meet once a month: 9/20, 10/18, 11/15
Voice, Body, & Imagination[24FA]
09/9/24 - 10/7/24, 5:00PM - 5:55PM | MO
Ages 7 to 12 | Kayla Sandusky | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY31
Members $100 | Non-Members $100
The three foundations for every actor are the voice, body and imagination. Exercise all three in this class with Kayla.
Acting Fundies[24FA]
10/15/24 - 11/19/24, 5:00PM - 5:55PM | TU
Ages 7 to 12 | Kayla Sandusky | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY71
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Do you have a young dramatic person in your life? Get them in this class so they can hone their skills and start building their acting fundamentals.
Intro to Improv[24FA]
09/3/24 - 10/8/24, 5:00PM - 5:55PM | TU
Ages 7 to 12 | Kayla Sandusky | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY12
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Learn the basics of improv and make it up as you go! Improv teaches you to think on your feet, make bold choices, and active-listening. No experience required.
All Things Theatre![24FA]
09/7/24 - 10/5/24, 11:00AM - 12:25PM | SA
Ages 7 to 12 | Kayla Sandusky | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY66
Members $125 | Non-Members $125
Learn about the magic of theatre! This class will let you dip your toe into acting, props, lights, costumes, makeup and backstage tech.
Home School Theatre[24FA]
09/4/24 - 10/30/24, 1:00PM - 1:55PM | WE
Ages 7 to 12 | Kayla Sandusky | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY23
Members $180 | Non-Members $180
Have a kiddo who is home schooled and wants to be in a Theatre class? This course is for you! We will work together to create characters, build stories & imagine worlds. No theater experience required.
Saturday Troupers[24FA]
09/7/24 - 11/16/24, 1:00PM - 1:55PM | SA
Ages 7 to 12 | Kayla Sandusky | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY76
Members $220 | Non-Members $220
Create a new show and perform it each month! Students will learn to devise a show, cultivate acting skills, and perform each month. Performances will be Sept. 21, Oct. 19, & Nov. 16.
Intro to Musical Theatre[24FA]
10/12/24 - 11/16/24, 11:15AM - 12:40PM | SA
Ages 7 to 12 | Kayla Sandusky | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY116
Members $245 | Non-Members $245
Learn how to sing and dance! Let's explore the magic of Musical Theatre together.
Musical Theatre Special: Unpacking Spring Awakening[24FA]
09/7/24 - 10/12/24, 1:00PM - 2:45PM | SA
Ages 14 to 18 | TBD | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY86
Members $225 | Non-Members $225
Join Rachel, Justin and Elizabeth as we unpack music and scenes from Spring Awakening. This show is a coming of age story based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Music by Duncan Sheik, Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater. Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to attend class with their students for open discussions on selected dates.
Professional Teen Acting for the Camera[24FA]
09/5/24 - 10/31/24, 5:30PM - 6:55PM | TH
Ages 13 to 18 | Sarah Jean Robinson | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY24
Members $225 | Non-Members $225
Have you ever wanted to start your career in film acting, but didn't know where to start? This course will teach the fundamentals of screen acting, and also give you physical tools you'll need to start your career. By the end of class, you'll have at least one or two recorded monologues/scenes, and a strategy for applying to talent agencies!

Music

Old-Time String Band with Spencer & Rains[24FA]
10/15/24 - 11/19/24, 7:00PM - 8:25PM | TU
Ages 14 to 120 | Howard H Rains | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA72
Members $245 | Non-Members $245
Old-time repertoire and ensemble class for fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass. Knowledge of the style is not required, but participants should have an instrument and know how to play it.
Traditional Irish Fiddle: Teens & Adults[24FA]
09/12/24 - 10/10/24, 6:00PM - 7:25PM | TH
Ages 14 to 120 | Annie Stark | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA34A
Members $125 | Non-Members $125
Connecting with heritage music is a natural way to connect with culture. Learn fiddle tunes in a traditional style with opportunities to provide music for Irish dancers. Students must bring their own violin and have 2+ years of experience.
Traditional Irish Fiddle: Teens & Adults[24FA]
10/17/24 - 11/21/24, 6:00PM - 7:25PM | TH
Ages 14 to 120 | Annie Stark | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA34B
Members $150 | Non-Members $150
Connecting with heritage music is a natural way to connect with culture. Students will learn fiddle tunes in a traditional style with opportunities to provide music for Irish dancers. Students must bring their own violin and have 2+ years of experience.
Traditional Irish Fiddle: Youth[24FA]
09/12/24 - 10/10/24, 4:30PM - 5:55PM | TH
Ages 7 to 13 | Annie Stark | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY14A
Members $125 | Non-Members $125
Connecting with heritage music is a natural way to connect with culture. Students will learn fiddle tunes in a traditional style with opportunities to provide music for Irish dancers. Students must bring their own violin and have 2+ years of experience.
Traditional Irish Fiddle: Youth[24FA]
10/17/24 - 11/21/24, 4:30PM - 5:55PM | TH
Ages 7 to 13 | Annie Stark | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY14B
Members $150 | Non-Members $150
Connecting with heritage music is a natural way to connect with culture. Students will learn fiddle tunes in a traditional style with opportunities to provide music for Irish dancers. Students must bring their own violin and have 2+ years of experience.
All Ages Choir: Bring a Friend[24FA]
09/3/24 - 10/29/24, 6:00PM - 6:55PM | TU
Ages 8 to 120 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA22
Members $180 | Non-Members $180
Make music as part of a community of voices, regardless of age or prior experience. Sing melody and harmony with a repertoire of singable songs from across genres.
Chamber Music for Strings & Piano[24FA]
09/9/24 - 11/4/24, 5:00PM - 6:25PM | MO
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY21
Members $225 | Non-Members $225
Elevate your musical skills with collaboration, advanced listening, and balance. This class will place musicians in groups of 3-5 to learn and perform chamber pieces for string and piano students. Students must supply their own string instrument and have at least intermediate playing and sight-reading level. This class is perfect for the advancing highschool student.
Basic Guitar[24FA]
10/16/24 - 11/20/24, 6:00PM - 6:55PM | WE
Ages 13 to 18 | Jordan Mills | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY63B
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
In this guitar course we will learn simple chords, how to tune, strumming patterns and learn some easy songs. Students must bring their own guitar.
Musical Playgroup[24FA]
09/7/24 - 10/5/24, 9:05AM - 9:50AM | SA
Ages 2 to 5 | Jordan Mills | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY26
Members $90 | Non-Members $90
At this musical playgroup we will sing, play, read, and dance! We'll start with a music group including lots of instrument play, movement, and singing, we will read a short book, and have time to play at the end! Tuition includes one child and one caregiver.
Basic Guitar[24FA]
09/4/24 - 10/9/24, 6:00PM - 6:55PM | WE
Ages 13 to 18 | Jordan Mills | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY63A
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
In this guitar course we will learn simple chords, how to tune, strumming patterns and learn some easy songs. Students must bring their own guitar.
Sensory Friendly Music Exploration Drop In/Bring a Friend[24FA]
10/12/24 - 10/12/24, 9:05AM - 9:55AM | SA
Ages 5 to 10 | Jordan Mills | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY106A
Members $18 | Non-Members $18
This music class is led by a Music Therapist and is geared toward children in the community who are neurodivergent, but all are welcome. In this sensory friendly class, families will explore safe, gentle, and sensory stimulating instruments. This is a child + caregiver class. Join us and bring a friend to play, sing, and explore music activities and ideas to try at home!
Sensory Friendly Music Exploration Drop In/Bring a Friend[24FA]
10/19/24 - 10/19/24, 9:05AM - 9:55AM | SA
Ages 5 to 10 | Jordan Mills | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMY106B
Members $18 | Non-Members $18
This music class is led by a Music Therapist and is geared toward children in the community who are neurodivergent, but all are welcome. In this sensory friendly class, families will explore safe, gentle, and sensory stimulating instruments. This is a child + caregiver class. Join us and bring a friend to play, sing, and explore music activities and ideas to try at home!
Me & YOUkulele[24FA]
10/16/24 - 11/20/24, 5:00PM - 5:55PM | WE
Ages 6 to 10 | Jordan Mills | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY43B
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Get to know your ukulele with this beginner course! Students will learn simple chords and basic strumming patterns in a beginner friendly way. No music experience needed. Students must provide their own ukulele.
Me & YOUkulele[24FA]
09/4/24 - 10/9/24, 5:00PM - 5:55PM | WE
Ages 6 to 10 | Jordan Mills | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY43A
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Get to know your ukulele with this beginner course! Students will learn simple chords and basic strumming patterns in a beginner friendly way. No music experience needed. Students must provide their own ukulele.
Home School Music: Recorders[24FA]
09/9/24 - 10/28/24, 1:00PM - 1:55PM | MO
Ages 7 to 12 | Jordan Mills | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMY11
Members $160 | Non-Members $160
This home school music class will teach your kids the fundamentals of reading music using, yes you saw that right, recorders! Recorders are great hands-on way to learn how to play an instrument at a beginner level and get your kid actively engaged in music.
Music Theory Breakfast Club[24FA]
09/4/24 - 10/9/24, 8:00AM - 8:55AM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Ric Averill | 10th & Mass Studios
N/A | FTMA13A
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Explore chords and harmonies by analyzing, singing and playing familiar tunes. Learn transposition and the cycle of fifths. Enjoy the science of music as it applies to your own interests. Prerequisites: An interest in music. Students may bring their own instruments.
Music Theory for Lunch Bunch[24FA]
10/16/24 - 11/20/24, 12:00PM - 12:55PM | WE
Ages 18 to 120 | Ric Averill | Lawrence Arts Center
N/A | FTMA13B
Members $120 | Non-Members $120
Explore chords and harmonies by analyzing, singing and playing familiar tunes. Learn transposition and the cycle of fifths. Enjoy the science of music as it applies to your own interests. Prerequisites: An interest in music. Students may bring their own instruments.

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Interested in enrolling in adult theatre at Lawrence Arts Center School of Theatre & Music? We have financial aid available to those who need it to ensure classes are accessible to everyone.

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Making Art Accessible to All

Lawrence Arts Center is here to ensure anyone—of any age and any background—can connect with a supportive community and flex their creative muscles. With contemporary exhibitions, performances, and an array of music education classes for adults and kids, everyone will find something that’s right for them.

Our primary state-of-the-art facility at 940 New Hampshire St. features classrooms, studios, theatres, and more. To further support the community, we also have a space for classes and rehearsal at 10th & Mass Studios.

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