The Lied Center is known statewide as Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, featuring programs in music, theater, dance, comedy and more, in addition to public gatherings, lectures and forums on local, national and international issues. Opened in 1990, the Lied is a part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and plays an important role in the academic and cultural life of the university, the city of Lincoln, and the state of Nebraska.
The Lied was built in honor of the parents of Ernst F. Lied, a 1926 graduate of UNL and noted midwestern businessman, and funded by the Lied Foundation Trust. It is more than an arts venue, playing an active role in promoting the arts throughout the state of Nebraska. The Center’s “Arts Across Nebraska” program is a comprehensive initiative involving statewide tours, artist residency programs and collaborations with communities outside of Lincoln. The AdventureLied program seeks to bridge the gap between performer and audience, providing pre- and post-performance talks, tours and other activities, and bringing performances into area schools. A wide variety of classes and workshops are available in the performing and visual arts, and space is provided for student artists and performers to exhibit their work.
Lied Center for the Performing Arts Information
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 70 performances annually.
- Ticket Prices: Vary ($10-$60) depending on event and seating choice; discounts available for students, seniors, and groups.
- Subscriptions/Membership: ‘Friends of the Lied’ (donors of $35 and up) receive benefits including newsletter subscriptions, advance ticket purchase opportunities, and complimentary tickets.