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Farish Theater

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The William Stamps Farish Fund Theater is a state-of-the-art facility in one of Main Street’s busiest places.

Fully renovated and updated in 2012, the theater on the Central Library’s first floor is home to theater, dance, live music, film, community events, and meetings. The Lexington Public Library makes the facility available at some of the city’s best prices, with affordable business, nonprofit, and government rates.

 

Upcoming Theater Events:

The Lexington Film League presents the Lexington premiere screening of Lance Bangs' documentary on the seminal Louisville band Slint, BREADCRUMB TRAIL. Tickets $5 on sale at CD Central.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm

A small sampling of James Halliday-approved 70's and 80's movies featured heavily in this year's One Book One Bluegrass book - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Better study up on them now - you...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Film screening followed by speaker/discussion.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Sayre high school spring concert featuring performances by Sayre School students. Free and open to the public.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Live D&D performance lead by local Dungeon Master and sci-fi author Christopher Rowe. Part of the One Book One Bluegrass festival, as inspired by Ready Player One!

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A small sampling of James Halliday-approved 70's and 80's movies featured heavily in this year's One Book One Bluegrass book - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Better study up on them now - you...

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Features:

  • 138 new seats
  • 27-by-18-foot stage
  • New high-definition projector
  • New sound system
  • New stage lights
  • Blu-Ray player plus DVD and VCR
  • Two renovated dressing rooms
  • State-of-the-art control room

 

Why the Farish?

  • Newly renovated in 2012.
  • Fully equipped for everything from theater productions and live music to business meetings and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Affordable rates, with special rates for nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
  • In-house cafe open weekday mornings and afternoons and for some special events. Also available for catering.
  • Centrally located on Main Street.

 

 

Farish Rates

The Lexington Public Library requires a refundable deposit plus rent for the Farish. Additional charges apply for use after regular library hours. For rates, visit www.lexpublib.org/reserve-a-room. Important information regarding food and beverages, merchandise sales, equipment training and more also can be found.

 

 

The Farish Story

The Central Library Theater opened in 1989 as part of the Lexington Public Library’s new main building. The W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation awarded a $268,644 challenge grant to the library in 2009 to fully renovate the theater. About 500 donors helped meet the challenge, led by a $100,000 donation from the William Stamps Farish Fund. The Farish Theater opened in April 2012.