Stage and set

Memorial Chapel

Built in 1919, the 1,184-seat Lawrence Memorial Chapel is used for public events such as the Lawrence Artist and Jazz series, ensemble concerts, public meetings and the university convocation series. The chapel features a magnificent 41-stop mechanical-action organ built by John Brombaugh of Eugene, Oregon.

Memorial Chapel is located at 510 East College Avenue.

See the seating chart for The Chapel

Harper Hall

Seating 249 people, Harper Hall is the site for most student and faculty recitals, as well as pre-concert talks and lectures. Reception space is located just outside in the Harper Hall Lobby. 

Harper Hall is located inside the Music-Drama Center, 420 E. College Avenue.

See a seating chart of Harper Hall

Stansbury Theater

Stansbury Theater, seating 445, is the largest theater space on campus excluding Memorial Chapel.  It is typically used for the operas and term musicals, but is also a great space for large group lectures.

Stansbury Theater is located inside the Music-Drama Center, 420 East College Avenue.

See a map of Stansbury

Cloak Theater

Cloak Theater is primarily a back box experimental theater, but because of that, the possible applications are endless. During the academic year Cloak Theater is the site of improvisational comedy, student-directed projects and musicals.

Cloak Theater is located inside the Music-Drama Center, 420 East College Avenue.

See a map of Cloak

Patron Information

All Lawrence University performance spaces are smoke-free. No food or drink is allowed in the seating areas. Due to contractual agreements with the performers, the taking of pictures and use of recording equipment are strictly prohibited.


Restrooms are located at the south end of the main lobby.

Lost and Found

Articles left in the Chapel, Cloak, and Stansbury theatres may be claimed by calling 920-832-6612 the first weekday following the performance.

Observing Electronic Courtesy

Please remember to turn off all cellular phones, pagers and electronic watch alarms before entering the theatre.

Late Arrivals

Out of courtesy to the performers and other audience members, patrons arriving after the performance has started will be seated at the discretion of ushers.

Recording Equipment and Cameras

Cameras and recording devices of any type are strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to removal.


We welcome children old enough to enjoy our performances. All guests, regardless of age, require a paid ticket.