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Farish Theater

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, 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.


  • 138 seats
  • 27-by-18-foot stage
  • High-definition projector
  • Sound system
  • Stage lights
  • Blu-Ray player plus DVD and VCR
  • Two dressing rooms
  • State-of-the-art control room


Upcoming Theater Events

Sun. December 18th - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Tue. December 20th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thu. December 22nd - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fri. December 23rd - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Tue. December 27th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thu. January 12th - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thu. January 19th - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sat. January 21st - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Sat. January 28th - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Wed. February 1st - 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Reserve The Farish For Your Events

Why the Farish?

  • 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.
  • 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. Click here for important information regarding rates, food and beverages, merchandise sales, equipment training and more.

Must reserve in person or by phone.  Call 859-231-5515 or email for more information.