Happening at the Lied Center

Happening at the Lied Center

Stay current on news and information surrounding the performing arts world. The Lied Center for Performing Arts is your source for performing artists, local and industry news and events. Check our news section often, as we continuously add relevant articles of interest.


In recognition of a year of innovation and excellence, the Lied Center is honored to have been recognized as "Outstanding Arts Organization" at the Lincoln Arts Council's 2021 Mayor's Arts Awards! 


Highlights include the Boston Pops, Manheim Steamroller Christmas, the St. Louis Symphony, Anna Deavere Smith, The Righteous Brothers, Pat Metheny, Stars of American Ballet, and more!

(LINCOLN, NE – June 27, 2021) Intermission is over at the Lied Center! In a return to full audiences enjoying the greatest artists in the world, the 2021-2022 season at the Lied will include...


The May 20, 2021 issue of USA Today featured the headline "Lied Center is Keeping the Arts Alive" in its "Money & Life" section. The accompanying article, which features interviews with Lied Center Executive Director Bill Stephan and artist Michael Londra, details how the Lied Center became one of just 3% of performing arts centers to remain open during the...


Nine Broadway shows plus a concert from one of Broadway’s biggest stars make up the Lied’s biggest Broadway season ever!

Broadway is back in Lincoln! After an 18-month hiatus caused by the pandemic, 2021-2022 will be the biggest Broadway season in Lied Center history. Nine exciting Broadway productions will thrill Lincoln audiences in the 2021-2022 Glenn Korff Broadway series at...


The February 24, 2021 edition of the New York Times featured an article titled "You're New Here, Aren't You? Digital Theater's Unexpected Upside." In it, reporter Michael Paulson looked at how arts organizations including New York's Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse, Steppenwolf Theater Company, and more have used streaming technology to stay connected to their audiences and find new...


Highlights include the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chris Thile, Silkroad Ensemble, Paula Poundstone, and more!

(LINCOLN, NE – February 2, 2021) The Lied Center is presenting one of the most diverse programs of events in the nation this spring, featuring the world’s top artists. Responding to the COVID19 pandemic, nearly all spring season events will feature both in-person and virtual attendance options....


The 2021 Spring Season begins with acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang, thrilling dance from choreographer Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, and the return of Dixie Longate.

On February 2, the Lied Center will announce a full lineup of in-person and virtual events for Spring 2021. Tickets go on sale to the public on February 9, 2021 at 11am.

Lied Center Executive Director Bill...


Thanks to a private grant, a 5-camera, high-definition, broadcast-quality video system is the latest addition to the Lied Center's efforts to continue serving our community during the pandemic and beyond. Even when audiences can return to the Lied Center, our focus will also remain on providing top-quality content to audiences at home.

Check out this article from L Magazine that...

A socially-distanced audience fills the Lied Center.

Thank you to the Lincoln JournalStar for highlighting the hard work, creativity, and generosity that has allowed the Lied Center to become one of the first major performing arts centers in the nation to begin welcoming audiences back. 



Exterior photo of the Lied Center at sunset

Following UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green's directive to ensure that all employees who are able to work from home begin doing so by Monday, March 23, the Lied Center Administrative & Ticket Offices are currently operating remotely. 

In-person and phone transactions are not available until further notice.
To contact the Lied Ticket Office, please email liedcustomerservice@unl.edu.

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