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Community and Professional Performance

The Lawrence Arts Center brings the highest caliber of theatre music, and dance performances to the Lawrence community.  Regular performance series include Nine-Forty Live concerts, monthly Free State Story Slams, four Summer Youth Theatre productions, dance gala performances, and Family Theatre presentations including our beloved annual winter production of the Kansas Nutcracker,  including a cast of over 120 youth and adult, non-professional and professional actors and musicians.

Upcoming Performance

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - October 30 @ 4:00 pm


October 21 & 22  |  7:30 PM,  October 23 | 4 PM October 28 & 29 | 7:30 PM October 30 | 4 PM …

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Free State Story Slam

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free State Story Slam

Real stories, live & uncensored. Extraordinary, witty, suspenseful: whatever yarns you have, spin them. This…

Madeline's Rescue

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Madeline’s Rescue

November 12  |  10:30 AM, 12:30 PM & 5 PM Back by popular demand, Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents Madelin…

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B Human: Part Two

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

B Human: Part Two

New and reworked pieces presented by the Point B Dance Company. Point B dance explores the different stages of life…

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Fall Dance Studio Showcase

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fall Student Choreography Showcase

The Student Choreography Showcase is an event for dance students to showcase self-choreographed dance work in a sup…


December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Mic: Downtown Underground

December 3  |  6 PM  This under 21 event is open to all young artists who wish to share songs, stories, spoke…

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