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.

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Decoda and Adriel Denae perform in front of a full audience on stage in Memorial Chapel.

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.

The Marriage of Figaro opera performance

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.

Smaller concert hall with 2 cellists on stage

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.

Acting class in Cloak Theatre

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.