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Brown Theatre

315 West Broadway Louisville, KY 40202

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About the Venue

State-of-the-art technology meets Old World splendor

Hearkening back to the glory days of Louisville's theater district, the Brown Theatre is a lavish, lovingly restored showplace. State-of-the-art technology combines with Old World splendor to create a performance space as beautiful to look at as it is comfortable to sit in. Seating approximately 1,400 patrons, the Brown stands today as the Grand Dame of Louisville's artistic community.

Access Services
  • Audio DescriptionAudio Description
  • Sign InterpretationSign Interpretation
  • Caption TheaterCaption Theater
  • Assistive Listening SystemAssistive Listening System
  • Sensory-FriendlySensory-Friendly
  • Accessible SeatingAccessible Seating

Kentucky Performing Arts

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre

The Brown Theatre opened in 1925 with Elsie Janis in a revue called Puzzles. The theater is named for J. Graham Brown, Indiana native and longtime Louisville resident. Modeled after New York’s famous Music Box Theatre, the Brown boasts a 40’ x 40’ stage that was equal to anything in New York except for the Hippodrome.

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Plan Your Visit

We look forward to seeing you at the historic Brown Theatre on Broadway. Downtown Louisville is busier than ever! With increased traffic in the downtown area, we suggest you prepare to arrive early and stay late to avoid delays. Consider our preferred restaurants as a place to meet your friends before or after the show!

Plan Your Visit

Facility Rentals

Situated in the heart of Louisville on Broadway, adjacent to Forth Street Live! and the historic Brown Hotel, the Brown Theatre is a truly remarkable venue.

With expert staff and production capabilities, this facility is perfect for events of up to 1,441 seated attendees.

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