Located on the campus of Lancaster University, Live at LICA’s mission is to develop and deliver high quality professional theatre, dance, music and visual art for the campus, the city of Lancaster and the wider region.
We enable artists to take creative risks, each year commissioning and presenting an extensive amount of new work. We also provide unique opportunities for artists and local residents to meet in innovative participatory projects, and engage creatively with academic teaching and research.
Highly distinctive as a cultural organisation in an academic context, we support artists' creative ideas at all stages from conception to production, through to public showing and touring. The strategic value of this activity is recognised nationally and internationally, and Live at LICA is now a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
Our activity takes place across the new £10million Research and Development eco-built LICA Building (combining performance studios, installation space and design lab), an 800 capacity concert hall, the MLA Accredited Peter Scott Gallery, the 230-seat Nuffield Theatre, and across the campus of Lancaster University, Lancaster city-centre and beyond.
Our vision is to develop Live at LICA as an ambitious 21st Century interdisciplinary arts organisation that is uniquely placed to lead, support and innovate in the arts.