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
- The Buffalo Soldiers Academy of America donates flag to the auditorium’s World Flag collection during a ceremony in honor of both Memorial Day and the historic landmark turning 93 years old. The Mayor of Louisville presented a proclamation to John Taylor Jr. for both the Buffalo organization and his personal service to the community.
- Restoration for the World’s Largest Pilcher Pipe Organ reached a pivotal point as regulators were completed and delivered to the auditorium for installation. The rectangular-sized wooden boxes are housed in the sub-chamber where they funnel raw and static wind produced by the blowers. Due to the delicate work required, the process will take until Spring 2022. Fundraising continues to support the multi-year project. Photos
- 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
- 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.