Memorial Auditorium

970 S 4th St
Louisville KY  40203

Phone: (502) 584-4911

Louisville Memorial Auditorium, located at 970 South Fourth Street, is a concert venue of Greek Revival design. It was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1929, as a memorial to the people of Louisville who served in World War I. In 1954, the ceiling was lowered and the side balconies were closed off reducing the seating capacity from 2,349 to 1,742 to improve the acoustics.Memorial Auditorium is home of the world's largest Pilcher organ and the largest operating theater organ in the region. This historic four-manual instrument with 5,288 pipes has been in operation since opening. The acoustic renovation all but completely closed off the pipe chambers from the renovated hall. It has been designated a landmark by the Louisville Metro Landmarks Commission and is on the National Register of Historic Places.Although it is now used mainly by organizations for recitals, graduations, etc., it hosted many rock concerts in the 1960s and 1970s, including The Rolling Stones, Chicago, Bruce Springsteen, and Kiss.

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Showbiz - 2018 Louisville

Showbiz - 2018 Louisville
04:00 pm - 03/09/2018

At Memorial Auditorium

As a leader in the competitive dance industry for 30 years, we strive to provide a professional, organized, fairly judged and competitive atmosphere for today's...

Dance 502 Annual Recital

Dance 502 Annual Recital
11:00 am - 06/10/2017

At Memorial Auditorium

Join us for our 2nd annual recital! We'll have a wide range of genres of dance with performers ranging in age from 2 through adults! Come support our dancers that...

LDA Spring Recital

LDA Spring Recital
10:00 am - 06/03/2017

At Memorial Auditorium

Join us for our studio wide annual Spring Recital! See what our students have been working on this semester. See exciting new ballet, hip hop, modern, tap, jazz...

In Honor and In Memoriam

In Honor and In Memoriam
04:00 pm - 01/22/2017

At Memorial Auditorium

A musical evening of recognition for those who have devoted their time to saving the World's Largest Pilcher pipe organ. With organists Margaret Dickinson, David...

Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker
07:00 pm - 12/16/2016

At Memorial Auditorium

Join the Moscow Ballet for one night only performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker. Fleur-De-Lis Academy of Ballet is proud to be the partner school in Louisville...

Winter Recital

Winter Recital
02:00 pm - 12/04/2016

At Memorial Auditorium

Join us for our studio wide annual Winter Recital! See what our students have been working on this semester. See exciting new ballet, hip hop, modern, tap, jazz...

1st Annual Recital

1st Annual Recital
10:00 am - 06/11/2016

At Memorial Auditorium

Join us for Dance 502's 1st Annual Recital! Admission is free! Our students and teachers have put in a lot of hard work to put on a great show and we'd love to have...

LDA Spring Recital

LDA Spring Recital
10:00 am - 06/04/2016

At Memorial Auditorium

Join us for our studio wide Spring Recital! See exciting new ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz and tap dances. Doors open at 9:30am, show starts at 10:00am. Seating...

Spring Showcase

Spring Showcase
01:30 pm - 03/20/2016

At Memorial Auditorium

The Louisville Ballet School presents SPRING SHOWCASE. Join us for our main stage presentation of the Grimm Brothers' fairy tale classic, Snow White & Rose Red....

Spring Showcase

Spring Showcase
07:00 pm - 03/19/2016

At Memorial Auditorium

The Louisville Ballet School presents SPRING SHOWCASE. Join us for our main stage presentation of the Grimm Brothers' fairy tale classic, Snow White & Rose Red. The...

Showbiz - 2016 Louisville

Showbiz - 2016 Louisville
04:00 pm - 03/11/2016

At Memorial Auditorium

Experience the Showbiz tradition of dance competition excellence for yourself in Louisville! Join us for a weekend of great talent, fun competition and cash prizes!...

5th Anniversary of Microbusiness Program

5th Anniversary of Microbusiness Program
05:30 pm - 10/20/2015

At Memorial Auditorium

Hey business owners! If you've graduated from our agency's business program or been a recipient of a Microbusiness loan, then you're invited to the special networking/celebration....

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