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.


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.

Please do not send credit card...

All major events at the Lied Center for Performing Arts have been canceled or rescheduled through April 16, 2020. Lied Center Executive Director Bill Stephan said, “We are determined to do our part to protect the health and safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers, and staff - particularly those who are most vulnerable to this disease. The World Health Organization has declared the...


Thirty years ago Tuesday, 2,200 people came to a newly opened hall on the corner of 12th and Q streets for a concert that marked one of the pivotal moments in the history of the arts in Lincoln.

Bill Stephan, who has served as the Lied Center's executive director for 11 years, wasn’t yet in Lincoln for the dedication featuring...