After more than two years of construction, Aurora Theatre and the City of Lawrenceville are proud to announce that the highly-anticipated $35 million Lawrenceville Arts Center is ready to welcome the public for its debut season.

In honor of its completion, the arts center hosted “A Million Dreams Grand Opening Celebration” Oct. 22-24. The event featured tours, exclusive experiences, and performances from Aurora favorites.

Check out photos from the celebratory events below!

In the words of the theatre…

“Gearing up to program and manage this massive expansion while attempting to raise $5 million during a pandemic is not how I imagined this process would begin. But none of this has dampened our enthusiasm for the Grand Opening Celebration. Small groups experiencing a personal and immersive introduction is much better than any rubber chicken gala. I am as excited as I have ever been about what the Lawrenceville Arts Center will mean for the community. The possibilities are endless.”

-Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora Theatre President and CEO & Co-Founder

About Aurora Theatre

Since its relocation to Lawrenceville in 2007, Aurora Theatre has proven itself a vital economic engine for downtown Lawrenceville, bringing a taste of Broadway to local audiences and attracting over 80,000 visitors annually. Aurora continues to enhance the regional arts scene every year by producing season after season of memorable theatre alongside presenting exciting concerts, comedy and inspiring live events. With the grand opening of the anticipated Lawrenceville Arts Center, Aurora Theatre and the City of Lawrenceville continue an innovative model of public/private partnership that was initiated in 2005, when plans were first announced for the theater’s relocation. 

For more information on Aurora Theatre, call the Box Office at 678.226.6222 or visit For additional information about the City of Lawrenceville, please visit or follow the City on social media.

About Sally Henry Fuller

A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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