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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 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.


  • 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

Upcoming Theater Events

Thu. December 13th - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Sat. December 15th - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Wed. December 26th - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Thu. December 27th - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fri. December 28th - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sat. December 29th - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sun. December 30th - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Thu. January 10th - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Sat. January 26th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sun. February 10th - 2:30pm to 4:00pm


Reserve The Farish For Your Events

Why the Farish?

  • 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.
  • 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.