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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:
Lexington Film League presents RIVER'S EDGE starring Keanu Reeves and Crispin Glover
Sat, 05/25/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lexington Film League presents BACK TO THE FUTURE
Sun, 05/26/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
"Gas Hole" is an eye-opening documentary about the history of oil prices and sheds light on a secret that the big oil companies don't want you to know - that there are viable and affordable...
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Film Screening: DAZED AND CONFUSED
Wed, 05/29/2013 - 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival: PARTLY FICTION Q&A to follow screening
Sun, 06/02/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Please join us for family friendly films at Farish Theater. For film titles, please contact the Children's Department.
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
- 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.