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Season 27 At a Glance

Jul 01, 2022-Jun 30, 2023

Season Ticket Holders get the best seats at the lowest prices and whole host of EXCLUSIVE perks. It’s not just 5 phenomenal shows, it’s also Guest Passes, Free Exchanges, Flexibility, and Personal Service.

Lawrenceville, GA Ghost Tours

Sep 02, 2022-Oct 31, 2022

Real Stories, Real Spooky Places.

Brews and Boos

Sep 15, 2022-Oct 31, 2022

A decidedly more wicked and wild take on the haunted history walks, this all-inclusive tour is for ages 21+ only.

Fall Classes 2022

Sep 12, 2022

What distinguishes Aurora Theatre Academy from other drama classes is that students have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a professional theatre, and their instructors are working professionals with years of real-world theatrical experience. In addition to receiving training to be a winner on stage, students build confidence, communication, and life skills that will be a valuable part of their bright futures.

We’ve got classes for ages 3-103, covering a variety of topics and interests. Your student will LOVE their time at Aurora! Classes fill quickly, register today!

Haunted Cemetery Tours

Sep 24, 2022-Oct 29, 2022

Experience the Lawrenceville Haunted Cemetery Tour in one of the Southeast’s oldest and most haunted cemeteries.

Henry Cho

Sep 30, 2022

Henry Cho is back again!


Aurora Theatre welcomes back nationally renowned comedian, television and film star Henry Cho. This comedy superstar has made Lawrenceville his favorite Atlanta-area stop on his national comedy tour. Good. Clean. Fun. With special guest Cyrus Steele.

A Musical Tour Through Latin America

Oct 08, 2022

Havana Son transports the audience to the tropics without a passport by taking them on a musical journey. Children participate by singing, clapping, dancing or playing percussion instruments. Their musical itinerary includes stops in Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Panama, and Puerto Rico, as children sample each country’s unique sounds and rhythms. These kids will be having too much fun to realize that they are learning about the cultures and different countries of Latin America.

Club Babalú: Celia Cruz Tribute

Oct 08, 2022

This October, Club Babalú celebrates the “Queen of Salsa”, Celia Cruz, in an outdoor concert under the stars. Powerhouse vocalist from Maimi, Jessy Diaz will be joined by Frankie Quinones and the ATL Sala All-Stars as they highlight the Grammy Award-winning songbook of the Cuban American legend, one of the most popular Latin artists of all-time. This night will be “¡Azúcar!” to your ears!

Six One Five Collective

Oct 09, 2022

LAC gets a little bit country and a little bit rock n’ roll all in one concert event. Steeped in the Music City mix of country, Americana, folk and pop (615 is Nashville’s area code), the sound of Six One Five Collective is an undeniable wall of distinctive harmonies and solo voices reminiscent of great American bands like Fleetwood Mac, and Little Big Town. Six One Five Collective is composed of award-winning songwriter/artists Jamie Floyd, Michael Logen, Nicole Witt, and Sarah Darling — a group of solo artists that have blossomed into one of Music City’s touring, performing and songwriting supergroups.  

Breach of Peace: The Freedom Riders of 1961 (Public Performance)

Oct 14, 2022

On May 24, 1961 19-year-old Jean Thompson boarded a Trailways bus in Montgomery, Alabama, with 11 other young Freedom Riders bound for New Orleans– and history. This solo play is a living monument to those remarkable young men and women of various races, religions, and backgrounds. Breach of Peace is based on true accounts of surviving participants of the Freedom Riders as well as many other individuals involved in the early struggle for African-American equality.

Wet Hot American Psycho

Oct 15, 2022

Atlanta’s best comedy collective comes to Lawrenceville! Mighty Shorts brings comedians and comedy groups together to create a series of hilarious sketches from a wide range of voices. This time they are bringing some Halloween-style laughs with a brand new show. So grab your tickets and hang on for a fang-tastic night at this spooky sketch comedy show.

Halloween Magic Show

Oct 22, 2022

Aurora Children’s Playhouse welcomes back magician Arthur Atsma for a special Halloween-themed Performance! You are going to love as right before your eyes, the impossible happens. It’s not necessarily magic, but Arthur Atsma has a way of making tickets disappear, therefore reservations are strongly recommended for this popular performance!

Hocus Pocus Movie Night

Oct 22, 2022

It’s Family Movie Night at Lawrenceville Arts Center! Join us for an evening watching the classic Disney film, Hocus Pocus, in the Clyde & Sandra Strickland Grand Stage Theatre.

Spirits & Spirits

Oct 28, 2022

Grab a cocktail and settle in for a bevy of terrifying tales as Spirits & Spirits returns with this special Halloween treat for adults only. 

This rare live performance will feature dramatic tellings of horror fiction stories from new, upcoming, independent and bestselling authors. 

Coco Movie Matinee

Oct 29, 2022

It’s Family Movie Day at Lawrenceville Arts Center! Join us as show the hit Disney Pixar movie, Coco, in the Clyde & Sandra Strickland Grand Stage Theatre.

Festival del Dia de los Muertos

Oct 29, 2022

A free celebration for el Día de los Muertos

Quarteto Nuevo

Nov 05, 2022

Don’t miss your chance to see this international touring sensation at a special matinee concert event! The ultimate fusion band merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop! The ensemble’s razor-sharp precision is enhanced by jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs and mesmerizing rhythms. Quarteto Nuevo meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove that enchants audiences of all ages! These master musicians create emotionally charged soundscapes with instruments and sensibilities that represent very different world cultures. Join us for this once-in-lifetime experience you will never forget.

The Wowie Zowie Show

Nov 12, 2022

It’s the improv show for kids (with plenty of jokes for adults)!

This show is fun for the whole family and particularly great for children ages 4-12. Children can participate as much or as little as they want. Wowie Zowie is the perfect way to introduce your kids to the joy of improv and live theatre!

The Boys Are Back

Nov 12, 2022

Live in Concert Productions – NEW DATES!
The hottest boy bands are making a comeback. Live in concert enjoy hits from The Beatles, The Jackson Five, Boyz II Men, *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, BTS and One Direction! Featuring record breaking hits Bye Bye Bye, Here Comes the Sun and ABC. Icons from the 60s to present day will be celebrated with smooth vocals and explosive dance moves. This is a can’t-miss music event, so don’t miss it! From the creative genius behind recent audience favorites Men of Motown and Ladies of the 80s.

Mike Albanese

Nov 18, 2022-Nov 19, 2022

Headliner Mike Albanese


Mike is a food-obsessed, nationally known writer and comedian who is making his return to the LAC stage! He can be seen as a recurring character on BET’s hit show, “The Game,” the feature film “American Dirtbags,” and cooking up his favorite meals as host of the show Flavor Makers. 

 

Christmas Canteen 2022

Nov 25, 2022-Dec 23, 2022

Gwinnett’s longest-running theatrical holiday tradition returns to the lavish Clyde & Sandra Strickland Grand Stage Theatre at the Lawrenceville Arts Center. Each year this stunning revue is an explosion of Christmas magic brimming with songs and comic sketches in a heartwarming yuletide treat that delights all ages. This cup of eggnog for the holiday soul will be the highlight of the festive season 

Datsuzoku Akrosphere: A Cirque Show

Dec 02, 2022-Dec 04, 2022

This December, take a break from the commonplace as AKmē Instant Circus presents Datsuzoku. This cirque-style performance embraces this Japanese principle and will give audiences the feeling of transcending the ordinary and conventional. Follow Ellie, a typical young adult, who gets freed from her mundane existence into one of excitement and the beauty that exists everywhere – if we only look. Unexpected amazement and storytelling through music, movement, and jaw-dropping feats of skill from audience favorites Akrosphere Aerial & Circus Arts.

Noche de Velas

Dec 07, 2022

Teatro Aurora le da la bienvenida a las fechas navideñas— y que mejor forma que compartiendo las tradiciones y costumbres de otros países. Este 7 de diciembre te invitamos a que compartas con tu familia, amistades y la comunidad hispana de esta tradición navideña al mejor estilo colombiano—con comida, música… y una velita al anochecer. 


Aurora Theatre welcomes the holiday season—and what better way than sharing traditions and customs from other countries. This December 7 we invite you to share with your family, friends and our Hispanic community this holiday tradition, Colombian style—with food, music and a candle in the evening!

A Christmas Carol

Dec 08, 2022-Dec 23, 2022

Back for a 16th Year! Aurora Theatre Co-Founder Anthony Rodriquez’ unforgettable one-man A Christmas Carol returns with a twist you won’t want to miss. You’ll be truly immersed in the holiday classic as Anthony’s mesmerizing storytelling is enhanced with state-of-the-art-technology in the new Bartow & Leslie Morgan Cabaret at Lawrenceville Arts Center. This exciting can’t-miss production retains an intimate feel and captures the true spirit of Christmas!

Holiday Market

Dec 09, 2022

Holiday Market at Lawrenceville Arts Center
December 9, 2022

Happy ThanksTelling: World Folktales of Gratitude

Nov 26, 2022

Aurora Children’s Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Dec 03, 2022

Piccadilly Puppets takes a few liberties with the classic holiday poem penned by Clement C. Moore more than 100 years ago. In this version, performed with hand puppets, children will get the real story of that night from a mouse who was an eyewitness to the whole affair. It’s a merry tale with lots of silly twists and turns to entertain and amuse children of all ages.

The North Pole Fa-La-La-La Follies

Dec 10, 2022

Get ready for hilarious holiday high-jinx as some talented residents of the North Pole perform in their annual talent show. The zany and colorful cast of characters includes a wisecracking fruitcake, a musical goose, tumbling teddy bears, a duo of dancing deer, the “not-so-abominable” snowman and much, much more!

Reindeer Games

Dec 14, 2022

Enjoy Blitzen’s Reindeer Games in our studio. Cheery carols and holiday-themed improv with our talented cast, including our current AppCo and AppCo alumni.


 

Club Babalú: Navidad

Dec 16, 2022

Club Babalú will heat things up this December with an unforgettable way to celebrate the holidays. Don’t let this one-night only celebration de Navidad pass you by!

Holiday Juggling Show

Dec 17, 2022

Ron Anglin uses the toys he got growing up during the Holidays to perform a comic juggling show that celebrates Holiday traditions from around the world!

Michelle Malone & the Hot Toddies

Dec 20, 2022

This is a can’t-miss evening for those wanting a swanky way to celebrate the holidays! You’ll love the way Michelle Malone & the Hot Toddies reinterpret your favorite holiday classics to create fun new jazz and blues arrangements all their own. Swing and sway with us this holiday!

Motown Christmas

Dec 22, 2022

Who says Christmas can’t be smooth? ‘Tis the season for a night of Christmas cheer featuring all your Motown favorites! This cabaret-style show features the classics you love with thst Motown flavor you can’t beat.

Dulcé Sloan

Dec 31, 2022-Dec 31, 2022

Headliner Dulcé Sloan


Laugh out 2022 and ring in 2023 with Aurora’s favorite, Dulcé Sloan. Her Aurora story began in high school when she worked as an intern for the theatre, and she’s now a correspondent on “the Daily Show with Trevor Noah!” 

 

Kim’s Convenience

Jan 19, 2023-Feb 19, 2023

Mr. Kim dispenses fatherly wisdom, history lessons and potato chips from behind his convenience store counter. When he receives an unexpected offer for his store situated in an up-and-coming neighborhood, he has a difficult decision. Take the money and give in to the developers that closed his wife’s beloved church or convince his daughter to follow in his footsteps. No matter what, humor finds its way onto every aisle of Kim’s Convenience, an award-winning play that is now a hit series on Netflix.

Squeeze the Clown

Jan 28, 2023

Squeeze the Clown takes his audience on a wonderful trip of clown music, clown magic, and clown imagination. Inspired by Motown era soul music, Buster Keaton, and the circus, Squeeze expands our perception of what is possible. Audiences will be mesmerized and filled with Joy from the antics of Squeeze the Clown.

Stories of the Sea: The Voyages of Sinbad

Feb 11, 2023

Aurora Children’s Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!

Blacktop Playground: Improv for Kids

Mar 11, 2023

What happens when a T-Rex tries to fly an airplane? If you skip dessert, does your cupcake cry because it misses you? Using quick wit and imagination, Blacktop instantly creates funny scenes using suggestions from the crowd, and when those suggestions come from kids, you get a hilariously creative comedy show with tons of audience interaction. 

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical

Mar 16, 2023-Apr 09, 2023

The electrifying Queen of Disco shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. The 5-time Grammy Award-winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend is known for mega-hits like Hot Stuff, Bad Girls and No More Tears (Enough Is Enough). What the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed.

Funny Folktales and Silly Stories

Mar 25, 2023

Some sneaky, some clever, some greedy, some wise, the characters in these tales are like birds of a feather whose stories flock together. Come see Storyteller, Chetter Galloway, as he presents this high impact storytelling program with lots of energy, animation, and audience participation.  

Spring Break Magic Show

Apr 05, 2023

Aurora Children’s Playhouse welcomes back magician Arthur Atsma for a special Spring Break Performance!  Arthur captivates folks of all ages with his sleight of hand magic in a show filled with audience interaction and comedy. You are going to love his April-foolishness as right before your eyes, the impossible happens. It’s not necessarily magic, but Arthur Atsma has a way of making tickets disappear, therefore reservations are strongly recommended for this popular performance!

The Princess and the Pea, Y’all

Apr 15, 2023

Aurora Children’s Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!

Digger’s Dino Show

Apr 29, 2023

Aurora Children’s Playhouse has been providing families with quality theatre since 2005!

The Play That Goes Wrong

May 25, 2023-Jun 11, 2023

Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. You’ll see an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines); this Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes.