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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  


The outside of the Lawrence Arts Center with a banner that reads the heART of the city

Dear Lawrence: Week 3 Stories, Accentuate the Positive

Dear Lawrence, Here are your Week 3 stories. Thank you to all the writers who have sent in their work. And remember, it is never too late to share your story! We will keep adding them as they come in. See our Dear Lawrence blog for the Week 4 prompt…   My Strategies for Coping … [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]


A Message From Samaria Fleig

Performing Arts Coordinator Samaria Fleig is here to share her thoughts on ways the theatre community can connect while sheltering in place.



Dear Lawrence: Share Your Story

Dear Lawrence, Words on paper, even digital paper, can have power and help to bring clarity to our lives. We invite you to share your story in any written form: fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, journal or shopping list, etc. Your story may be as short as a meme or haiku, or as long … [more]


A Message From Amanda Pintore

Associate Director of Performing Arts & Education Amanda Pintore is here update you on Digital Auditions for Summer Youth Theatre, Tuesdays With Play12, and School of Theatre and Music classes. Watch this video and reach out to amanda@lawrenceartscenter.org with any questions!


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]


Performing Arts this March: Big Announcements Coming Your Way!

Announcing our fall musical! We are beyond excited to announce our fall musical, School of Rock! Based on the cult film with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, this musical follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band! Get ready to rock with … [more]