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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

Sat. July 20th - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun. July 21st - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tue. July 23rd - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Thu. July 25th - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sat. July 27th - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun. July 28th - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tue. July 30th - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Thu. August 1st - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Thu. August 1st - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tue. August 6th - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


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.