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About Lawrenceville Arts Center

Owned by the City of Lawrenceville, and managed by the award-winning Aurora Theatre, LAC brings art and culture together to enrich the communities of Gwinnett, Georgia's most diverse county. Our two-building campus of immersive and welcoming spaces provides the opportunity to experience the power of art and its community impact. Come expand your horizons as we engage and empower one another through education and entertainment.

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  • Club Babalú returns for another exciting season of live music that stirs the spirit so much - you must dance! This August we welcome Canelita Sabrosa, the perfect blend of sweet and spicy with a distinct Latin flair.
  • Earth, Wind & Fire are one of the all-time best-selling bands with over 90 million records sold. Their music combines many genres:  jazz, R&B, soul, funk, disco, pop, EDM, Latin, and Afro pop to create their distinct iconic sound. We celebrate this music with a show that encompasses all the innovative, precise instrumentation, soulful vocals and the energy that changed the pop music landscape. Saturday August 20, an LAC Limited Engagement, The Earth, Wind & Fire Experience presented by Ray Howard Band featuring Aurora Favorite Eric Moore on the Metro Waterproofing Main Stage. Hear all of the hits including Shinning Star, September, Got To Get You Into My Life and oh so many more. Let’s Boogie!
  • Acclaimed children’s performer and storybook author Jerry G. White brings his book to life with an exciting performance. Using music, dance, and master storytelling skills, Anansi and the Colorful Kente Cloth transforms from page to stage to the delight of audiences of all ages. After the show copies of the book will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author.
  • Based upon the educational computer game, this musical follows a run of the mill, down on their luck family as they venture down the Oregon Trail.
  • Aurora Children’s Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!
  • She’s Back! Mary Poppins will soar into the Lawrenceville Arts Center to kick-off Aurora’s Season 27 with a can’t-miss theatrical event for all ages.
  • Meet Mary Poppins star Galen Crawley in a special tea party especially for your own chimney sweep or magical nanny-in-training.
  • Aurora Children’s Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!
  • The hottest boy bands are making a comeback. Live in concert enjoy hits from The Beatles, The Jackson Five, Boyz II Men, *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, BTS and One Direction! Featuring record breaking hits Bye Bye Bye, Here Comes the Sun and ABC. Icons from the 60s to present day will be celebrated with smooth vocals and explosive dance moves. This is a can’t-miss music event, so don’t miss it! From the creative genius behind recent audience favorites Men of Motown and Ladies of the 80s.
  • Aurora Theatre welcomes back nationally renowned comedian, television and film star Henry Cho. This comedy superstar has made Lawrenceville his favorite Atlanta-area stop on his national comedy tour. Good. Clean. Fun. With special guest Cyrus Steele.
  • Danzas Genéricas Ballet Folkorico is celebrating 30 years of dancing with passion - all for the love of Colombia.
  • Aurora Children’s Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU     MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces Donate Home Explore LAC Performances LAC Limited Engagement The Boys Are Back September 17, 2022 @ 8:00PM Independent Artists’ Playhouse & Innovative Theatrics LLC […]
  • Aurora Children’s Playhouse welcomes back magician Arthur Atsma for a special Halloween-themed Performance! You are going to love as right before your eyes, the impossible happens. It’s not necessarily magic, but Arthur Atsma has a way of making tickets disappear, therefore reservations are strongly recommended for this popular performance!
  • Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition returns to the lavish Clyde & Sandra Strickland Grand Stage Theatre at the Lawrenceville Arts Center. Each year this stunning revue is an explosion of Christmas magic brimming with songs and comic sketches in a heartwarming yuletide treat that delights all ages. This cup of eggnog for the holiday soul will be the highlight of the festive season!
  • Aurora Children’s Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!
  • Piccadilly Puppets takes a few liberties with the classic holiday poem penned by Clement C. Moore more than 100 years ago. In this version, performed with hand puppets, children will get the real story of that night from a mouse who was an eyewitness to the whole affair. It’s a merry tale with lots of silly twists and turns to entertain and amuse children of all ages.
  • Get ready for hilarious holiday high-jinx as some talented residents of the North Pole perform in their annual talent show. The zany and colorful cast of characters includes a wisecracking fruitcake, a musical goose, tumbling teddy bears, a duo of dancing deer, the “not-so-abominable” snowman and much, much more!
  • Ron Anglin uses the toys he got growing up during the Holidays to perform a comic juggling show that celebrates Holiday traditions from around the world!
  • Mr. Kim dispenses fatherly wisdom, history lessons and potato chips from behind his convenience store counter. A Korean immigrant, he planned a better life and legacy in Toronto. When he receives an unexpected offer for his store situated in an up-and-coming neighborhood, he has a difficult decision. Take the money and give in to the developers that closed his wife’s beloved church or convince his daughter to follow in his footsteps. Amid these challenges, Mr. Kim navigates the needs of his customers and a strong-willed family. No matter what, humor finds its way onto every aisle of Kim’s Convenience, an award-winning play that is now a hit series on Netflix.
  • Squeeze the Clown takes his audience on a wonderful trip of clown music, clown magic, and clown imagination. Inspired by Motown era soul music, Buster Keaton, and the circus, Squeeze expands our perception of what is possible. Audiences will be mesmerized and filled with Joy from the antics of Squeeze the Clown.
  • Aurora Children’s Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!
  • Aurora Children's Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!
  • What happens when a T-Rex tries to fly an airplane? If you skip dessert, does your cupcake cry because it misses you? Using quick wit and imagination, Blacktop instantly creates funny scenes using suggestions from the crowd, and when those suggestions come from kids, you get a hilariously creative comedy show with tons of audience interaction. 
  • The electrifying Queen of Disco shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. The 5-time Grammy Award-winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend is known for mega-hits like Hot Stuff, Bad Girls and No More Tears (Enough Is Enough). What the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed.
  • Acclaimed children’s performer and storybook author Jerry G. White brings his book to life with an exciting performance. Using music, dance, and master storytelling skills, Anansi and the Colorful Kente Cloth transforms from page to stage to the delight of audiences of all ages. After the show copies of the book will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author.
  • Aurora Children’s Playhouse welcomes back magician Arthur Atsma for a special Spring Break Performance!  Arthur captivates folks of all ages with his sleight of hand magic in a show filled with audience interaction and comedy. You are going to love his April-foolishness as right before your eyes, the impossible happens. It’s not necessarily magic, but Arthur Atsma has a way of making tickets disappear, therefore reservations are strongly recommended for this popular performance!
  • Aurora Children's Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!
  • Acclaimed children’s performer and storybook author Jerry G. White brings his book to life with an exciting performance. Using music, dance, and master storytelling skills, Anansi and the Colorful Kente Cloth transforms from page to stage to the delight of audiences of all ages. After the show copies of the book will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author.
  • Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. You’ll see an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines); this Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes.

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Located on the Downtown Square across from the historic Gwinnett County Courthouse, the Lawrenceville Arts Center features performance spaces, multi-purpose rooms, and outdoor areas. Free, covered, attached parking is available in the Lawrenceville Downtown Parking deck.

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