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Over, Under, All Around: A Playground Performance for 2-6 Year Olds

Ballard Center 708 Elm St, Lawrence, KS

Welcome to Over, Under, All Around, an interactive playground performance for very young children and their families that investigates how our wild imaginations can transform a playground into anything! Are swings actually rocket ships? What creatures like to live inside slides? Are monkey bars made out of bananas? We will explore these questions (and more!) … [more]


Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents Madeline at the Carnival

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS

Directed by Cynthia Crews Madeline is back!  Lawrence Ballet Theatre will again present an adorable dance adaptation of a story by Ludwig Bemelmans. An all-ages family favorite! October 9 & 10 | 3pm $15 Adult/$10 Student Make your purchase using the red button option(s) at the top of this page. Once paid, you will receive … [more]

$10 – $15

Music Man, Concert Version (11am & 5pm Performances)

South Park 1198 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS

In partnership with the Lawrence City Band, the Lawrence Arts Center presents The Music Man, Concert Version with a full 17-piece orchestra.  Enjoy this classic production, performed by a full cast of students, community members, and professionals.  This special concert version centers on familiar show tunes with lots of heart.  Don’t miss a production that … [more]


Dar Williams With Heather Maloney

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS

$29 GA/$31 Day of The initial idea came in a flash. Dar Williams was driving on an isolated highway, crossing from New York into Ontario, surrounded by frozen fields, silver trees, and empty sky, when inspiration struck. “I thought, ‘I want to write a biker song!’” Williams says with a laugh. “And then my second … [more]

$29 – $31

Ghosting Lawrence: A Theatrical Tour of Downtown Haunts

Downtown Lawrence

Join yarn-spinning Ric Averill through haunted downtown, assisted by spirits dancing, playing, and singing their way through the rich, eerie history of Lawrence. Based on authenticated hauntings, hear tales of a town transported, burned, scarred, Phoenixed, uplifted and yet still beseiged by ghosts from Quantrill’s Raid through the mid-1900s. October 21,  22, 23, 24, 27, … [more]


Tristian Griffin Dance Company presents ALINEA

Lawrence Arts Center and Online 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

ALINEA is back by popular demand! Initially premiering at the Lawrence Arts Center in March 2021, ALINEA uncovers the origin of human thought in its purest state. Facing and overcoming barriers, the characters of ALINEA explore degrees of friction while testing the theory: What can be learned by returning to the beginning of an idea?  … [more]


A Reckoning In Boston – Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion

Lawrence Arts Center — Virtual Lawrence, KS

In the fall of 2014, Kafi Dixon and Carl Chandler enrolled in a rigorous night course in the humanities at a community center in their Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Kafi, 44, sharp, witty and restless, dropped out of school at 15. She dreams of starting a land cooperative in Boston for women of color who … [more]


The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet

Lawrence Arts Center and Online 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

It’s back! Experience the sensation and charm of the Lawrence Arts Center’s original production. A winter family favorite, this ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and set in Kansas during the civil war.  Witness the magic and wonder of this story as Drosselmeyer and Clara defeat the Mouse King and liberate the Nutcracker … [more]


GUEST PRODUCTION: The Holiday Show, Concert Experience

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS

This concert, headlined by Ernesto Hodison Jr., is the second and final installment of The Holiday Show, a collaborative multimedia experience of live music and art put on by fifteen Lawrence and Kansas City area performers and creators.