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Farish Theater Policy

The William Stamps Farrish, III Theater at the Central Library is available to the community for lectures, live music, community forums, film festivals, small theatrical productions, dance performances, literary readings, debates, and other creative uses.

It is available to both non-profit and for-profit organizations. All activities held in the theater must comply with the Lexington Public Library’s Code of Conduct, Theater Regulations, and all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

Individuals signing the theater application form must pay a $150 refundable deposit. If it becomes necessary, the deposit will be retained by the Lexington Public Library for any repair of facilities or special cleaning needed after use. All other fees must be paid in advance.

The Executive Director of the library, or designee, is responsible for implementing this policy and must approve any exemptions.

 

Group Fees
Library-sponsored event $0
Library organizations and orgs of which the library is a member
$0 if free and open to the public. If not free and open to the public, group charged at the non-profit rate. Refundable $150 deposit required.
Government organizations $0 if free and open to the public. If not free and open to the public, group charged at the non-profit rate. Refundable $150 deposit required.
Non-Profit organizations $100 per 4 hours, plus $150 Refundable deposit required.
For-Profit organizations $200 per 4 hours, plus $150 Refundable deposit required.
After Hours $75 per hour. Each partial hour is charged as a full hour.

 

Included with the room fee:

  • Projector
  • DVD/Blu Ray player
  • 1 Wired Microphone
  • Podium
  • CD Player/Audio
  • Wifi
  • Table in front of the theater, 2 chairs
  • Table on the stage, 4 chairs

A la cart equipment menu

  • Wired Microphone $5 each
  • 10 Chairs $10
  • Intercom system $10
  • Stage Monitor $10 each
  • Wireless Mic $15 each
  • Laptop $20
  • Stage Lights $20
  • Piano $25
  • Remote Cameras $100

Approved by the Board of Trustees December 14, 2011, updated June 14, 2012 and January 9, 2013.