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The Willy Wonka Cast List is Here!

Congratulations to all who auditioned for our fall production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka! We can’t wait to open the chocolate factory with all of you music makers and dreamers of dreams… Click here to view the cast list!


The Odyssey Photo Gallery

Summer Youth Theatre presents The Odyssey: by Thespis and the Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Third Place Chorus July 18-20. Enjoy this photo gallery from dress rehearsal and get your tickets now for this hilarious and educational show! For more photos, visit us on facebook.  



The 2019 Fall Catalogue is now online!

The fall catalogue is now available at the link below and features a gorgeous cover with artwork by faculty member Kent Smith! Peek inside and get a jump start on a packed season of art experiences. Hard copies of the catalogue will hit Lawrence mailboxes and the Arts Center front desk very soon! Member enrollment … Continued


Aug. 11: Dance Shoppe Pop Up Sale

Sunday, Aug 11, 2:30-4:30pm, Studio 206 Looking to buy new dance attire items in Lawrence? Don’t miss Dance Shoppe of Kansas City‘s pop-up sale event in our dance studios! Meet with sale representatives from Dance Shoppe and get fit for your new dance attire, including new leotards, jazz pants, dance shoes, tights, and more! If … Continued


Your support means the world to us.

Thank you to the community members who wrote letters on our behalf, the incredible Summer Youth Theatre students who spoke so beautifully at the July 9th City Commission meeting, and to the city commissioners and staff who found a way to restore funding to our financial aid fund in next year’s budget. We are very … Continued


School of Dance at a Glance!

Welcome Amy Hope, School of Dance Coordinator, to the School of Dance! The Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance is excited to welcome Amy Hope, School of Dance Coordinator! Meet Amy by reading more here! New Feature! Convenient Online Enrollment with New Dance Bundle Discount! In response to your feedback, we are excited to announce a … Continued


City Commissioners Propose Cutting Arts Center Financial Aid Funding

Dear Arts Center Friends, I am writing to let you know about a development within the 2020 City budget that affects the Lawrence Arts Center. Commissioner Boley and Mayor Larsen have proposed to fully eliminate the 30K we receive from the City of Lawrence for financial aid. This funding from the City helps open the … Continued


Experience the School of Dance this Fall!

Browse Fall 2019 Class Listings | Download the New to Fall welcome letter and Weekly Schedule At the Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance, we provide an extensive program of dance classes and performance opportunities for movers of all ages! From Chinese Classical Dance to Wee Dance, there is a class for everyone! Check out our … Continued


New Feature! Convenient Online Enrollment with New Dance Bundle Discount!

In response to your feedback, are excited to announce a simplified enrollment process and fee structure! Starting this fall, families who enroll in 3 or more dance classes will receive a Dance Bundle Discount of 25% off all dance class tuition, at the front desk and now conveniently automatically applied online! Additional benefits of our … Continued