A Gift from a Previous Generation
The Historic Preservation of the Lyric Theatre
Birmingham Landmarks, Inc., the non-profit owner of the Alabama Theatre, now owns the Lyric and intends to make it grander than ever as a restored performing arts center. The Lyric sits on the corner just across the street from the Alabama and is part of the City Center Master Plan of Operation New Birmingham. Both theaters are listed on the National Register of Historic places as part of the Birmingham Downtown Retail and Theatre Historic District. The Lyric’s history is rich, its adaptive reuse richer.
Real Need, Real Impact
The Lyric was once the finest performing arts theatre in the city – and, with your help, it will be again. The Lyric offers a wider stage and closer audience – better suited for performing arts such as the symphony, ballet, opera and theatre. A restored Lyric Theatre could immediately host the 100+ events the Alabama Theatre now turns away annually and create an economic impact of an additional $5 million dollars a year for Birmingham, creating as many as 200 construction and permanent jobs.