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William Stamps Farish Theater

Central Library

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.

Features:

  • 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
    • Digital lighting board to control stage lights
    • projector and Blu-Ray Player
    • 4 wireless microphones and 6 plug-in mics
    • Communication system between the control room and backstage area
    • Sound system and mixing board with CD, iPod and iPad

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 & Policy

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 farish@lexpublib.org for more information.

 

Capacity: 

138

Amenities: 

  • 139 plus four wheelchair accessible areas.
  • 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

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