Lied Center of Kansas

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

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Rent the Lied Center

We offer elegant spaces for conferences, meetings,
receptions, dinners, lectures and more.

If you're looking for a unique space with a dramatic flair, convenient location and one of the best views in all of Lawrence, then look to us.


  • Banquet spaces for up to 280 guests
  • Reception spaces for up to 350 guests
  • Theatre seating for 200-2,000 guests
  • Variety of flexible meeting spaces

Services and Amenities

  • Convenient and free parking
  • Wireless internet throughout building
  • Priority scheduling and discounted rates for campus organizations
  • Full-service catering through KU Memorial Unions Catering
  • Professional and friendly staff ready to help make your even successful

Available Spaces and Photo Galleries

2,000 seat performance hall with proscenium stage

A 2,400 sq. ft. multi-use space that works for anything from dinners and receptions to lectures, recitals and meetings.

Kemper Foyer (main lobby)
A large, flexible space, ideal for larger receptions and dinners.

Seymour Gallery (upstairs lobby)
Perfect for luncheons, dinners, meetings and smaller receptions. Plus, it includes a fantastic view of West Lawrence!

Various other spaces, including the Martinez Conference Room, Raymond Cerf Green Room, Oldfather Rehearsal Studio and backstage spaces

Contact us today to inquire about a truly unique space for your event — we'd be happy to show you around!

Note: KU Catering retains the exclusive right to provide, control and retain all food and beverage services within these facilities. Alcohol may only be served during approved university functions. Other restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.

For more information contact Associate Director, Doug Wendel at

For more information

  • Call 785-864-3469
  • Email Associate Director
    Doug Wendel,

Lied Center of Kansas

1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045