Lied Center main entrance Lied Center Pavilion - exterior view Lied Center Pavilion small concert Lied Center Pavilion - Friends of the Lied Dinner Lied Center Pavilion concert set-up Lied Center Pavilion - post-performance meet and greet Lied Center Pavilion small concert Lied Center Auditorium


Does the Lied Center have accessible seating and services?

Please contact the Ticket Office for assistance in finding the best location to meet special needs. Barrier-free entrances and wheelchair seating locations are available on all levels.

Assisted-listening devices are available to amplify performances at no charge in the main lobby before performances.

With two weeks notice, large-print and Braille programs, as well as audio-description and sign-interpretation services are available for Lied Center season performances.

When did the Lied Center open?

The Lied Center of Kansas opened Sept. 28, 1993, with the musical production The Secret Garden.

What should I know about parking?

Parking at the Lied Center is free on weekdays after 4 p.m. and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Reserved parking is available to Friends of the Lied at the Benefactor level and above.

When should I arrive?

Performances begin promptly at advertised time. Please allow ample time for parking and event traffic. Ushers will seat latecomers at an appropriate time to minimize disturbance and/or meet specific artist requests.

Where’s the Ticket Office?

Inside the main lobby to the right of the main doors.

Does the Lied Center offer ticket discounts?

The Ticket Office is happy to assist with special ticket pricing. Special ticket pricing levels cannot be combined.

Become a Friend of the Lied and save up to 20% off of the full-priced adult ticket cost. Learn more about becoming a Friend of the Lied.

Senior citizens (age 62 and over) and active military (ID required) save 10% off the full-priced adult ticket cost.

KU/Haskell students (ID required) receive special ticket pricing. Underwritten by the KU Student Senate.

Youth, aged 18 and under, also receive special ticket pricing. All children, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off the full-priced adult ticket cost when purchased together in a single transaction.

All special pricing is taken off a full-priced adult ticket. Special ticket price offers cannot be combined.

Please call the Lied Center Ticket Office at 785-864-2787 to buy group tickets.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Tickets are non-refundable, except in the case of a canceled event. With at least two weeks' notice, tickets can be exchanged for another event in the same season.

Ticket holders are responsible for the difference when the exchange results in a payment due, and they forfeit any excess if the exchange results in an overage.

Each exchanged ticket is subject to a $2 fee. This fee is waived for Friends of the Lied at the Contributor level and above.

Unused tickets may be returned prior to the event for a tax credit. For more information, contact the Ticket Office.

Do I need a ticket for my child?

Due to fire regulations, all patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the auditorium. For more information, call the Ticket Office.

Doesn’t the Lied Center get enough income from ticket sales?

The amount of ticket sales we receive does not even cover the fees we pay to the performing artists or the Lied Center operating costs, even though ticket sales is our largest source of income. So we must reach out for donations from Friends of Lied and grants from arts organizations and foundations.

Since the Lied Center is part of the University, don’t you have a lot of state funds allocated to your department?

As with all of the state agencies and university departments, those funds are shrinking each year and state funds have always been a small percentage of the Lied Center’s annual budget. That’s why ticket sales and contributions are so important, along with the income we get from renting the building to outside groups.

How much does it cost to bring in a performance?

The performing fees we pay are confidential and are always stipulated as confidential in the contracts we sign with the managers of performing artists and groups.

Lied Center of Kansas

1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

Ticket Office

Regular: Weekdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Performance Day:
Lied Center Presents Performances: We are open two hours before these Lied Center Presents performances.

All Other Performances: We are open one hour before all other performances.

Administrative Office
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.