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Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center

Originally opened in 1948, the Lyric Theatre was a thriving cultural centerpiece for Lexington's African American families hosting movies, fashions shows and big name acts like Count Basie and Ray Charles. Recently renovated and expanded, the facility hosts shows and exhibits in its theater, museum, gallery and multi-purpose room.

Originally built in 1948, the Lyric hosted big names like Ray Charles, Count Basie and BB King. The newly renovated facility boasts a 540 seat proscenium theater, museum, gallery, courtyard and multi-purpose room, all available for rental. The multi-purpose room seats 325 (250 banquet style).

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