When should I arrive? Doors typically open 1/2 hour before showtime. We suggest arriving no later than 5 minutes before showtime.
Where are my seats located? Shows may have assigned seating or general admission - please ask when making reservations.
What happens if a show sells out before I get my tickets - can't I just stand in the back? Due to fire codes, we can not allow anyone to sit or stand in the aisles. LPCA reserves the right to add folding chairs at the front of the theater for all programs, so you might just luck out.
My plans changed, can I get a ticket refund? please see our House Policies listed under the Box Office section to read more about refund policies.
Does my toddler need a ticket? Children up to 24 months do not need tickets if seated on your lap. Strollers are not allowed in the theatre. You are welcome to leave them in our lobby during showtime.
Is the Theatre air-conditioned? Yes, both the Theater & Gallery are air-conditioned in the summer, heated in the winter.
Are snacks/drinks available onsite? The Concession is open during intermission for most programs. LPCA does not have a license to sell alcohol, sorry!
I like to be prepared...where are the restrooms? Restrooms are located in the upper gallery, along the back wall.
Can you tell me more about the Venue? The LPCA houses a 355-seat proscenium arch theater with complete backstage and lighting capabilities, costume and scene shop, dressing rooms and control booth. The Fine Arts Gallery which doubles as the theater lobby presents a dozen exhibits each year featuring nationally recognized artists as well as providing a showcase for regional and student artists. There are seven workshop areas including a dance studio, darkroom, painting studios and two multi-purpose rooms. The adjacent building operates as an artist housing complex to accommodate visiting artists.
What kind of shows does LPCA present? The LPCA presents a wide variety of events including concert programs of classical music, folk, jazz, blues, opera and pop music; dance programs encompassing ballet, modern and ethnic styles and techniques; live theatre productions with touring and residency equity ensembles; and an outstanding year-round film series. The LPCA is also home to the Community Theatre Players and the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, our own region's summer resident orchestra.
Do you offer anything for Kids? A major focus of the LPCA is programming for young people, which is made possible by the generosity of a number of sponsors including the Lake Placid Education Foundation and especially the Mirror Lake Inn's "Joy to the Children" winter benefits. For the past 20 years, more than 200,000 young people have experienced the arts as audiences, workshop, theatre and dance participants and aspiring artists. More than fifty schools participate in the annual Arts Career/Portfolio Day, "For Schools Only" performances and Student Fine Arts Gallery Exhibits. The LPCA, with special help from the Frances Lockwood Bailey Memorial Fund, offers free After School Arts Workshops for some 500 student participants, ages 4-15. Families are also invited to special free community events such as the "Mirror Lake Inn Young and Fun" performance series Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.
I'm an artist, does LPCA support new works? The LPCA is committed to nurturing the artistic process. Creative residencies and artist installations allow artists to work and create amidst the beauty and tranquility of the Adirondacks. Residencies have included dance companies such as Twyla Tharp, Elisa Monte, Rebecca Kelly Ballet and Chen and Dancers, to name a few.