The Lied Center has two venues for performances: the Main Stage and the Johnny Carson Theater. Showcase your production, concert, play, or lecture on some of the most impressive performance spaces in the Midwest.

The Main Stage's stunning auditorium space and brilliant acoustics make for a spectacular setting for performances that will leave an impression. Seating 2,258 patrons (general admission), the Main Stage space also features three lobbies with concession areas.

The Johnny Carson Theater is a black box theater featuring its own entrance and lobby. With a seating capacity of 250 (tiered seating), it is perfect for intimate performances, recitals and more.

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Lied Center Main Stage

The main hall can seat 2,192 people, with the opportunity for 66 additional seats by lifting the orchestra pit. Wheelchair seating and access is available.

Carson Theater

The Carson Theater is a black box theater and is used for smaller productions, rehearsals, receptions and even UNL dance classes. Portable risers can be arranged to accommodate a variety of seating arrangements for up to 250 people.