The Louisville Memorial Auditorium offers rich history and architectural beauty, while offering modern conveniences.
Louisville Memorial Auditorium was created through the outgrowth of two movements — for a public auditorium and as a memorial to commemorate the local community who served in World War I.
The Greek Revival building was designed by internationally renowned architect, Thomas Hastings, who was assisted by Louisville architect E.T. Hutchings. It was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1929. It has been designated a landmark by the Louisville Landmarks Commission and is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
We host a variety of concerts, stage productions, graduations, meetings, presentations and dance recitals & competitions.
970 S. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
- “A Night of Soul” starring Freddie Jackson will be at the auditorium Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 26th, beginning at 7 p.m. Joining the legendary star will be Shirley Murdock, Keyona Lashawn & Sheryl Rouse and the Unlimited Show Band. Tickets can be purchased onsite at Better Days Records West or online at Eventbrite
- Kentucky Muscle Championships is returning to the historic Louisville Memorial Auditorium on October 16, 2021. The top-rated IFBB PRO event is one of the best in the world and will bring world-class competition to the Derby City for cash prizes and points to qualify for the 2022 Olympia competition. The Olympia competition is held annually to determine who is the best bodybuilder and physique competitor in the world, the “Super Bowl” of bodybuilding. Jimmy Hornback of Louisville, NPC and IFBB Pro Judge, states “Kentucky Muscle is a vital contest for competitor’s wanting to qualify for the Olympia.” According to the promoter: The following countries are expected to compete at the IFBB Kentucky Muscle: Brazil, Germany, Colombia, Romania, Costa Rica, Austria, Hungary, Canada and Mexico. Press Release
- The multi-year preservation project for the historic Pilcher Pipe Organ began. A matching grant from the Wyncote Foundation, as well as other generous contributions, make the work possible. Additional donations continue to be accepted for the mission to ensure future generations have an opportunity to hear the magnificent sounds of the unique instrument. Press Release
- Give for Good Day annual campaign – Friday, September 17, 2021 as presented by Louisville Community Foundation.
Visit: Give For Good Louisville to support Louisville Memorial Auditorium Foundation to continue preservation of the community’s only public auditorium and WWI War Memorial.
- The USS LST Ship Memorial was docked over the weekend of September 3, 2021 at the Brandenburg, Kentucky river dock. A special trip to the region was scheduled in conjunction with a community celebration of freedom. Guests walked the decks of history on the only operational WWII Landing Ship Tank still afloat in US waters then were able to view WWII artifacts, music, and vintage car show. See link to images from the tour on Facebook.
- Annual fundraising campaign kicks off with presenting a request to the Louisville METRO Council budget committee handling fund distribution from the (ARP) American Rescue Plan. The focus is to invest in the community’s only public auditorium and WWI War Memorial honoring veterans from Jefferson County and Louisville communities. The auditorium has not received any major upgrades since the 1954 renovation. Such an investment would preserve the historic multi-purpose facility for future generations. Youtube Video
- Premiering our NEWSLETTER devoted to the preservation of the Louisville Memorial Auditorium. Feedback welcome!
- Louisville Memorial Auditorium Foundation, Inc. was created as a fundraising non-profit organization focusing to preserve the facility, add modern heat and air systems, update the seating, lighting & sound systems and plaster repairs, while supporting the ongoing preservation of the Pilcher Pipe Organ and historic flag collection.