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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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Hazelwood Prep presents Hamlet

Hazelwood Prep is a free-range homeschool academy, with a mission to foster an inclusive educational...

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Swindlers, A Farce

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  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Home Explore LAC Performances LAC Limited Engagement Datsuzoku: A Cirque Show December 2, 3, & 4, 2022 […]
  • MENU MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Home Explore LAC Performances GLOBAL MARKET FESTIVAL LAC Limited Engagement: Michelle Malone & the Hot Toddies December 20, 2022 @ 8:00PM About Meet the Band Band Video About Rock […]
  • 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.
  • Aurora Theatre welcomes the holiday season—and what better way than sharing traditions and customs from other countries. This December 7 we invite you to share with your family, friends and our Hispanic community this holiday tradition, Colombian style—with food, music and a candle in the evening! 
  • All corners of the world will meet in Lawrenceville. Join us for the first annual Global Market Festival...
  • Christmas only comes once a year… and that is simply not enough. Aurora Theatre is...
  • 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!
  • Enjoy Blitzen’s Reindeer Games in our studio. Cheery carols and holiday-themed improv with our talented apprentices and AppCo alumni. You’ll shout with Christmas glee at this side-splitting evening with Aurora!
  • Southern Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker - Join Southern Ballet Theatre, in their 31th Season, for their annual production of the Nutcracker. Join Clara on her journey to a magical land, in everyone's favorite holiday ballet. 
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Teatro Aurora Presents: Club Babalú Parranda Navideña December 16, 2022 About Sponsors About Teatro Aurora’s Club Babalú […]
  • 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!
  • Who says Christmas can't be smooth? ‘Tis the season for a night of Christmas cheer featuring all your Motown favorites! This cabaret-style show features the classics you love with that Motown flavor you can’t beat.
  • Over 40 trees – the most ever, will deck the halls of the Lawrenceville Arts Center. From the whimsically clever to the breathtakingly spectacular, these trees have been decorated by local businesses and organizations to inspire helping others this holiday season. Bring your new unwrapped toy or non-perishable grocery item to place under your favorite tree to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrenceville, local community food banks, and the outreach efforts of BLACT ATL, Inc.
  • Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition returns to the lavish Clyde & Sandra Strickland Grand Stage Theatre at the Lawrenceville Arts Center.
  • Headliner Dulcé Sloan Aurora Theatre has been hosting the best local and national comedians since 2007. 
  • Holiday Happenings 2022
  • Join us for our Open House for a tour of the Aurora and LAC, sampling of classes withour professional actors and Teaching Artists, and tons of fun.
  • From George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the musical team that take Mary Poppins from the screen to the stage, comes a bear-sized helping of music and mayhem for students this winter at Lawrenceville Arts Center. Classic fairytale turned modern musical, Goldilocks and The Three Bears teaches us to keep our hands off others belongings or there will be consequences to “bear.” It’s the first Aurora Educational production on the new Clyde & Sandra Grand Stage. This field trip is "just right" for elementary school students with a story they know and love.
  • 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.
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU     MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate LAC Limited Engagement: An Evening with Shawn Mullins SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 AT 8PM About Safety […]
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate LAC Global Presents Asian International Celebration January 21, 2022 About About All corners of the world will […]
  • Lace Larrabee is an actor, nationally touring stand-up comedian and former southern beauty queen who can be seen at clubs from coast to coast. Lace was a season 17 semifinalist on America's Got Talent and was brought back at the finale show to roast judge Simon Cowell alongside the Roastmaster General himself, Jeff Ross!
  • 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!
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU     MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate LAC Global Presents Korean Market Festival February 4, 2023 About About All corners of the […]
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Aurora Special Event: Saturday Night Fever Free Movie Night February 10, 2023 About About It’s Family Movie […]
  • Aurora Children's Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!
  • With three voices singing incredible songs like “Feeling Good,” “Moondance,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Home,” “Everything,” “Fever,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and many more, SHADES OF BUBLÉ: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Michael Bublé to the stage in an unforgettable high-energy concert event. Beginning with an amazing sold-out debut at the end of the 2014-2015 concert season, this act has already begun wowing audiences around the country with exciting harmonies, smooth choreography, and charming good looks.
  • Marc Evan Jackson is an American comedian and actor.
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU     MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate LAC Limited Engagement: 2nd Annual Blackout Market & Open Mic February 17, 2023 About About […]
  • Blacktop Improv is the Southeast's leading African American improvisational comedy troupe! Founded in 1997, Blacktop Improv takes the best of stand up, adds funked up music, and finishes with a theatrical edge to provide outstanding entertainment.
  • VAPE THE MUSICAL takes a modern, comedic look at the classic musical "Grease" by parodying its abrupt plot points and outdated themes. Join Sandy, Danny, the Pink Squad, and the T-Bros as they navigate a year at Rydell High.
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Aurora Special Event: Women’s History Month Celebration MARCH 3, 2023 About About Tickets on Sale Soon! CALENDAR […]
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate LAC Limited Engagement: Sistas of Soul March 4, 2023 About About Tickets on Sale Soon! CALENDAR March […]
  • Carlos has performed in clubs and for major conferences across the country and internationally. He has worked with comedicans such as Last Comic Standing winners Jon Reep, John Heffron, Josh Blue, Alonzo Bodden, and MAD TV’S Pablo Francisco. He is a regular at the punchline comedy club and he has just recorded a comedy special at the famous Dry Bar in Provo, Utah.
  • 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.
  • The BorderCollies are a contemporary Celtic band, featuring a unique blend of traditional Celtic and folk influences in their music. Their latest CD, "Sticks and Stones", showcases the band's original compositions and their ability to interpret and arrange traditional material.
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Aurora Limited Engagement: World Children’s Theatre Day with Summer Musical FREE Dance Workshop March 18, 2023 About […]
  • 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.
  • AS WE RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS. MENU     MENU Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Tickets & Events Explore LAC Event Spaces The List – Membership Donate Aurora Limited Engagement: Dulcé Sloan Presents: Don’t Reach in the Bag March 25, 2023 About […]
  • Brewed in Florida, aged to perfection in LA, the genius of Tom Petty was at it’s very best with the Heartbreakers. One just doesn’t find a lead guitarist like Mike Campbell in a friend’s back room or a keyboardist like Benmont Tench, the son of a Florida judge who had to fight to be a musician. But Tom Petty did and the Heartbreakers were every bit a 5 piece gang. The Mad Hatters are seasoned Atlanta pro’s who’ve made it a mission to replicate the Heartbreakers “NEW” Rock and Roll sound and vibe.. Band members include Vegas Dave Turner…Vocals/Guitar, Fred McNeal… Guitar/Vocals, Wayne Vokovich… Bass/Vocals, Todd Johnston…Drums/Vocals and Asher McKinney…Keys/Vocals.
  • 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!
  • This production uses beautifully costumed hand puppets and live vocal characterizations to poke a little Southern-fried fun at the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of a kingdom in search of a "real" princess. Twenty mattresses later, everyone in the kingdom learns not to "judge a book by its cover".
  • 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 has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!
  • 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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