The Lied Center to reopen at full capacity for upcoming performing arts season

photo by: Lied Center

After canceling all indoor performances during the coronavirus pandemic, the Lied Center has announced that it will reopen for the upcoming 2021-2022 season.

The Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, will be open at full capacity for the season, which begins Sept. 17, according to a news release. During the pandemic, the Lied Center offered free virtual programs and outdoor pop-up performances, but did not hold in-person performances inside the center.

The first event of the upcoming season will mark the first in-person performance in the venue since February 2020. In the release, Lied Center Executive Director Derek Kwan thanked Friends of the Lied for supporting the center the last 16 months and said the center was ecstatic to welcome the community back.

“We look forward to once again experiencing the transformative power of the performing arts in a communal setting with all of you,” Kwan said.

Some highlights of the upcoming season include artists such as Rosanne Cash, America’s 50th Anniversary Tour, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, as well as the Broadway hits “BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical,” “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and others. The Lied Center will also continue presenting its Folk, Chamber Music and Just Friends Jazz Series performances.

The release states that in accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Kansas’ updated health and safety guidelines, it is strongly encouraged for patrons who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a mask inside the Lied Center to protect themselves and others.

Tickets for shows in the upcoming season go on sale to the general public on July 19 at 9 a.m. and will be available at the center’s ticket office, by phone and online at Tickets are on sale now to Friends of the Lied and can be purchased at the center’s ticket office or by phone.


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