Lied Center of Kansas

Ticket Office: 785-864-2787
Weekdays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Mission

The Lied Center of Kansas serves the state’s flagship university, students and the greater community by functioning as a catalyst for the arts, creativity, engagement and community building through the following core activities:

  • • Presenting a series of diverse, relevant and world-class artists which activates our community to strengthen its connection with the arts. Constant public feedback and conversation shape the Lied series.

  • • Engaging our community through experiential learning in the performing arts and our world by providing opportunities to attend, explore, participate and create.

  • • Serving as a communal gathering space for shared experience, connection, conversation and the celebration of achievement.

Vision

We envision a world in which the arts are universally valued as essential to the human experience and the Lied Center is a catalyst for realizing this ideal.




Alignment with University-Wide Strategic Initiatives

1. Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World

  • • Throughout the Lied Center’s history, we have presented many artists who support the ideals of this initiative. Recently, these artists or programs include KODO, Armitage Gone! Dance and red, black & GREEN: a blues.
  • • We have implemented several staff policies related to recycling and energy conservation resulting in our designation as a Level 2 Green Office.
  • • With guest artist hospitality, we strive to utilize recyclable materials such as refillable Igloo water jugs instead of bottled water. For patron and donor gifts, we strive to provide only reusable items (ex. refillable water bottles, tote bags).

2. Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures

  • • Throughout the Lied Center’s history, we have presented many artists who support the ideals of this initiative. Recently, these artists or programs include Pilobolus, ETHEL String Quartet and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.
  • • In providing free access to the performing arts for all pre-schoolers through 5th graders in our community, these students are inspired by creativity and receive a much more holistic education.
  • • In providing free access to the performing arts for underserved constituents of all ages in our community, their well-being is impacted in a very positive way through the transformative power of the performing arts.

3. Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities

  • • Throughout the Lied Center’s history, we have presented many artists who support the ideals of this initiative. Recently, these artists or programs include the Soweto Gospel Choir, Basetrack, Rennie Harris Puremovement and the It Gets Better project.
  • • Annually, we provide free access to the performing arts for all pre-schoolers through 5th graders in our community regardless of socioeconomic background.
  • • Annually, we provide over 1,500 free tickets to underserved constituents of all ages in our community.
  • • Annually, we facilitate dozens of workshops, master classes and conversations between world-class artists from around the globe with university and K-12 students and community members of all ages.
  • • Annually, we serve as a communal gathering space for shared experience, connection, conversation and the celebration of achievement for dozens of campus and community organizations.

4. Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge

  • • In September of 2014, the Lied Center launched its webcasting initiative. To date, we have live streamed several events featuring the School of Music, Business School and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences which have attracted thousands of viewers from 49 states, 27 countries and 53 cities in the state of Kansas.
  • • In September of 2014, the Lied Center introduced the “Beyond the Stage” mini-documentary video series. These episodes, viewable on-demand, demonstrate the profound impact of Lied Center engagement and education events featuring world-class artists working with members of our university and regional community.
  • • In addition to providing teacher training workshops for local educators, the Lied Center works with USD 497 to provide educational materials related to schools-only performances through the use of technology via Blackboard.
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Lied Center of Kansas

1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

Ticket Office
785-864-2787
Weekdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

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

Administrative Office
785-864-3469
Email: lied@ku.edu
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.