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Historic Performing Arts Center

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 11:59am.


The Lyric Theater, 59 S.W. Flagler Avenue, is in historic downtown Stuart. The theatre was built in 1926 as a silent movie house and in 1993 it was listed on the Register of Historic Places. The playhouse operated successfully until it closed during the Depression and then sold. Over the ensuing 50+ years, the building was bought and sold over and over and used for many different purposes.   

Friends of the Lyric, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre, providing the community with a “home for the performing arts that entertains, promotes arts education and stimulates the growth of artistic integrity and experience for audiences of all ages”.  The newly renovated 500-seat Lyric offers a variety of productions. This theatre has undergone a structural renaissance to restore and improve its spaces for performers and audiences alike. Enhancements include an enlarged stage, remodeled and expanded backstage and dressing areas, new office space and an elevator to improve access to the upper level. The Lyric Theatre seats 500 and features whisper-perfect acoustics. It is host to a variety of events, ranging from classical theatre to rock and country bands, orchestra and jazz concerts, dance recitals, and school programs, as well as movies. This grand old theatre has quite the history in Stuart as a vital gathering place for young and young at heart.

Consider a performance at the Lyric Theatre, such as Tony Orlando, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm. For more information, scheduling and to purchase tickets please visit the Lyric Theatre.

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