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
- “TRANSITION the Stage Play” will premiere in Louisville with two performances on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the auditorium. A man named Jerome in 1992 tells his story which is filled with laughter, twists and turns that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. R&B Legend Tony Terry will make a special guest appearance for the production. Director/Actor Angelo Robinson and founder of “Transitions Performing Arts Center” brings his vision to Louisville. General admission tickets are for sale at Eventbrite, Better Days West and the day of performance at the auditorium.
- 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.
- Kids Art Academy Tiny Tykes and Youth Repertory Troup will take the stage on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to present a production with a double feature of “A Tale of Two Plays: Goldilocks on Trial & The Little Mermaid Jr.” KAA is a youth program offered by (LCCC) Louisville Central Community Center that offers programs and services in support of children and families. Information
- 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.
- August 2021: Auditorium leadership made a request to Louisville METRO Council to fund upgrades for the historic public auditorium, which has not had any improvements since 1954. Help with the campaign by contacting your elected district council representative and ask to support the project which will impact the entire community. Youtube Video
- 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.