Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center
300 East 3rd Street
Lexington, KY 40508
+1 859 280 2201
The Lyric was the crowning glory of the neighborhood between the period of 1948 to 1963 and had some of the big names like Ray Charles, B.B. King and Billy Brown perform during its heydays. Built initially as a movie house, it went on to become a performance venue, hosting some of the finest acts of an era gone by. It closed in 1963 and was in disuse for nearly five decades and finally opened in 2010. Now called Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center, this renovated, iconic part of the city is spread across 29,000 square feet (2,694.19 square meters) and features a state-of-the-art theater, and an art gallery and museum. Comprising of two buildings which is distinct by an outdoor garden, it is the ideal place to get a glimpse into the rich African-American culture. Stop by for musical programs, films, exhibitions or educational outreaches featuring famous as well as upcoming artists.