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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:
Local poets from Accent Publishing read from their work in the Farish Theater
Thu, 06/20/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Film Screening: The Royal Tenenbaums
Mon, 06/24/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Film Screening of a classic from World Cinema: LIFE IS SWEET (1990) England
Thu, 06/27/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Fiddlers Restrung, from Saline, Michigan, is one of the best high school level Celtic, Bluegrass, and American folk fiddle groups in the nation. This 21 piece string ensemble has danced and...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for family friendly films at Farish Theater. For film titles, please contact the Children's Department. Please reserve a seat for each member of your party including chaperones....
Mon, 07/08/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Experience a fairy tale classic told through shadow puppets. Please reserve a seat for each member of your party including chaperones.
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
- 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?
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.