Lyric Theatre (The)

Categories: Performing Arts Theatres


227 Central Avenue North
Swift Current, SK

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The Lyric Theatre has a long history. It was built in 1912 as a vaudeville theatre. Over time it was converted to a movie theatre and then a night club during the 1980s. After the last night club closed in 2003, the Theatre sat empty for two years. In 2005 a group of Swift Current residents saw the potential of the historic building, and decided it had sat empty long enough. The beauty, sturdy construction, and location of the theatre made it a perfect centerpiece for the city - a place for people to gather and share music, drama, art, and social interaction.

Now, the Southwest Cultural Development Group has recreated the space to fit its vision of an accessible, useful place for entertainment and inspiration. Long hours of volunteer work and in-kind donations from local businesses transformed the building from a worn-down bar into a vibrant cultural facility with much to offer.

The Lyric was officially reopened in grand style in March 2006; its reopening event Vaudeville Revisited included a variety of both local and national talent in a nod to the building's roots. The event, headlined by Fred Penner, was a sold-out success.

Since its grand opening, the theatre has hosted young punk and hardcore bands, country-themed fundraiser events, dramatic productions, improv comedy performances, battle of the bands, children's matinees and drama workshops.

A 190 seat performance venue.

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