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Health and Safety Guidelines for Phased Reopening

Dear Friends, In the next months, we are looking forward to emerging from a quarantine that has fundamentally changed how we relate in our world. Throughout this ordeal, we have witnessed incredible strength, experienced renewed connection to the community, and been inspired by people’s seemingly inexhaustible positivity. Lawrence, through it all, you never missed a … [more]


SYT Jack Powell Memorial Scholarships

Summer Youth Theatre is offering scholarships for young people who may need assistance in particpating in this summer’s 2020 SYT classes and camps. To apply, fill out this SYT Scholarship Form  


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Much Ado About Dance this Summer at the Arts Center

Summer Enrollment 2020 Throughout the summer, all dance classes will be held online via live interactive Zoom sessions. During the summer session, video recordings will not be available. In-person participation is subject to guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department & Arts Center availability. We will … [more]


Silent One Virtual Performance Survey

Did you see The Silent One; a Climate Crisis Street Opera?   We want your feedback! We miss YOU as an audience member, and all your thoughts, reactions, and questions.   CLICK HERE to take our brief survey.    


The Silent One Q&A Video Recording

On May 7, after the virtual screening of The Silent One, A Climate Change Street Opera, a development piece by Ric Averill, key members of the creative team hopped on Zoom for a Live Q&A broadcasted on Facebook. Enjoy this video recording of their conversation and find out about the design, the music, the puppets, … [more]


Performing Arts this May: Getting Ready for Summer

Announcing our SYT Virtual Summer! Our Summer Youth Theatre season is going virtual! We are excited to offer some amazing opportunities, even if they look a little different. And, if and when possible, we are dreaming about adding in-person elements such as street theatre, outdoor parades, and other fun performance surprises! A new digital enrollment … [more]



Ghost Light Performance Share: Fun Facts With Amelia

Step up to the ghost light and let us see your talents! A ghost light is a single bulb left on a theatrical stage primarily for safety reasons, but also as a symbol for the arts to endure through even the dark times. While our doors may be closed at the moment, the light continues … [more]


Lawrence Ghost Light Performance Share

Step up to the ghost light and let us see your talents! A ghost light is a single bulb left on a theatrical stage primarily for safety reasons, but also as a symbol for the arts to endure through even the dark times. While our doors may be closed at the moment, the light continues … [more]