Originally opened in 1948, the Lyric Theatre was a thriving cultural centerpiece for Lexington's African American families hosting movies, fashion shows and big name acts like Count Basie and Ray Charles. Renovated and expanded, the facility hosts a robust schedule of performances, films 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).