Explore the breathtaking beauty of Adirondack Park while taking in some of the highest caliber arts programming around. Since 1972 Lake Placid Center for the Arts has been delivering outstanding performances and robust education programs as well as exciting gallery displays and services to promote individual artists’ work!
Immerse yourself in the magic of live performances! Our cozy 355-seat theatre, nestled within stunning Adirondack mountains, is the ideal place to witness captivating acts from world-class artists. Whether you’re into music, comedy or dance – there’s something for everyone at our year-round events and showings produced by LPCA as well as local partners like Lake Placid Sinfonietta and Historic Society.
Adirondack Film – March thru June 2023
If you’re looking for an entertainment experience that will really move you, then join us on the third Friday of every month at 7 PM! Our Lake Placid Film Festival is a great way to bring our community together and ignite conversations. And just in time to wrap up this year’s presentation – we’ve compiled some awesome shorts into one entertaining package: ‘Our Best Shorts are Showing’. Come celebrate cinema with us – it’s gonna be good!
Met Live On-Screen: Falstaff – April 8, 2023
Get ready to be transported to Milan in 1893 for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Verdi’s last opera is a masterpiece full of heart, humor, and genuine emotion. Drawing inspiration from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, the story centers around the unforgettable Sir John Falstaff. With a score that transcends critics and stands the test of time, this comedic masterpiece is truly one of the greatest operas ever created. Come witness history unfold on stage.
NTL: Shakespeare’s Henry V – April 13, 2023
Get ready for a ride through the complexities of power, nationalism, and war with Kit Harington (aka Jon Snow from Game of Thrones) in the lead role. Watch as he takes on Shakespeare’s masterpiece, “Henry V,” in this captivating performance captured live from the Donmar Warehouse in London. Follow King Henry V as he navigates his way through a treacherous war with France, proving that he is fit to lead the country. Directed by Max Webster, this modern production will keep you on the edge of your seat, exploring English identity and our relationship with Europe. One question remains: do we ever really get the leaders we deserve? Find out in this exciting and thought-provoking show.
Met Live On-Screen: Der Rosenkavalier – April 15, 2023
Step into the time machine with us and journey back to 1911 Dresden, where Strauss’s most beloved opera comes to life. Set in a picturesque Vienna of yesteryear, this timeless tale follows a worldly wise woman who finds herself tangled up in a steamy love affair with a younger man. But alas, the laws of time prove unyielding as she must ultimately give him up to a stunning young heiress. Amidst the hilarious antics and dreamy nostalgia, Hofmannsthal weaves in moments of profound human drama and astute social commentary. And let’s not forget Strauss’s epic score, which nimbly fuses the elegance of Mozart with the grandeur of Wagner. It’s no wonder this opera has stood the test of time!
NECCA presents Circus Springboard – April 27, 2023
Get ready to witness the most jaw-dropping performance by the next generation of circus performers! Circus Springboard is the electrifying graduate student touring production that showcases three years of intense training in the art of circus. With the guidance of a talented guest director, this phenomenal show features the remarkable physical capabilities of these dynamic performers. The New England Center for Circus Arts is proud to be the premier circus school in the US, offering an extraordinary professional program for upcoming stars, as well as fun and exciting workshops and classes for people of all ages, levels, and abilities.
ANIMAL by Cirque Alfonse – April 29, 2023
Step right up and let Cirque Alfonse take you on a wild ride through a re-imagined farm unlike any you’ve seen before! ANIMAL is a fun-filled journey full of surreal fables, irreverent humor, and incredible circus performances. Get ready to meet some outlandish creatures like chickens with teeth, slightly menacing ducks, and cows causing chaos. This farm fantasy will transport you back to childhood with energetic and poetic takes on rural life, and plenty of hilarious twists on old clichés. ANIMAL is a show for everyone, young and old, ready to experience the world of farming turned upside down and inside out in the best way possible!
Get creative and have fun no matter your age at the LPCA! With in-person and online classes for students of all ages, you’ll be sure to uncover a passion that expresses who you are. Try out pottery wheels, experiment with hula hoops or paint beautiful masterpieces – the possibilities are endless when it comes to unlocking your creativity.
Sourdough Bread Basics – April 1 & 2, 2023
Spring Landscapes in Gouache & Pastels with Takeyce Walter – April 4, 2023
Fun with Textures! with Laurie Goldstein-Warren – April 5, 2023
Discover Watercolors for the Family – April 6, 2023
Free Form: Advanced Wheel Throwing – April 10th – May 17th
https://www.lakeplacidarts.org/class/advanced-photography/ – April 12 – May 31, 2023
Discover a world of creative talent at LPCA’s two galleries! From an Art School founded in the 70s, to Gallery 46 on Main Street, there is something for everyone. Admire stunning works from over 100 locally and nationally renowned artists – each season provides new opportunities to find your next favorite masterpiece or purchase art directly from its creator within the breathtaking backdrop of Northern New York’s Adirondack Park.
High School Juried Art Show – April 7 – April 29, 2023
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, April 21st, 4-6 PM
Hey there, did you know that the Lake Placid Center for the Arts hosts a super cool art show every year? They call it the Annual High School Juried Art Show, and it’s all about showcasing the incredible artistic abilities of high schoolers in the Lake Placid area! The best part? The exhibit is curated by none other than two talented local artists who know their stuff. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this display of up-and-coming creative geniuses.
The LPCA is a valuable resource for creative professionals looking to make an indelible mark in the arts and culture scene. With opportunities from local gallery representation, professional development, funding and residency space – as well as disciplines ranging from visual art to contemporary dance- artists can use these resources to craft their very own lasting legacy!
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