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Please be advised that the following measures are being observed for the safety of our audience, the performers and the Lied staff -  and without them we can't have live theatre in Lincoln.  

  • Please don't come to the theatre if you have been exposed to someone with COVID or you are feeling ill.
  • All audience members must wear facial masks while inside the Lied Center.
  • Purchase your reserved seat through the Lied box office 402-472-4747 or 
  • First Flight Festival tickets are $20.00 + a service fee.
  • Please print your ticket at home or download the Lied Center mobile ticket app from the Google Play Store or from
  • The Lied water fountains are turned off to help deter the spread of Coronoavirus. Patrons are allowed to bring their own waterbottles to the Carson Theatre,
  • No gathering is permitted in the Carson lobby.  Once you arrive at the theatre, your ticket will be scanned and you will be asked to take your seat in the theatre. 
  • The Carson Theatre will open 45 minutes prior to curtain to accommodate early seating. 
  • All seats in the Carson Theatre are sanitized between performances, and are separated by 6' from the nearest seating group.
  • When you reserve your seats, you'll be asked "how many are in your party?"  We can seat parties of 1, 2 or 3 people together, if you feel safe sitting with a friend or a family member. 
  • First Flight Festival is performed without intermission. Running time is approximately 2 hours. 
  • There is a 15' separation between the performers and the audience.
  • At the end of the evening, patrons will be dismissed by Lied Center staff .
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