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.
Louisville Memorial Auditorium has been in operation for the benefit of Louisville Metro Government and serving the community since 1922. It has been designated a landmark by the Louisville Landmarks Commission and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Louisville Memorial Auditorium has two features which make it unique throughout the world. First, it is the home of the World’s Largest Pilcher pipe organ. This historic four-manual instrument with 5,288 pipes is still playing, just as it has been doing since 1929.
Second, it is also home to 144 world-famous flags. These historic flags from World War I and II are proudly displayed in six beautifully lit flag cases.
The Louisville Memorial Auditorium offers rich history and architectural beauty, while offering modern conveniences such as state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, new stage curtains, carpeting and renovated handicapped accessible restrooms.
Thousands use our stage annually for concerts, world-renowned performances, dance competitions and recitals, stage plays, student performances, religious gatherings, speaking engagements, fashion shows, community gatherings, weddings, private parties, meetings, memorials and graduations. Attendance exceeds 100,000 patrons per year.
Louisville Memorial Auditorium is a perfect setting to match the beauty of your wedding or to add a touch of grandeur to your private parties. We offer a wide variety of spaces to meet the needs of parties of most sizes.
- Auditorium - 1,742 guests
- Ballroom - 200 guests
- Lobby - 200 guests
- Dressing rooms
- Lounge areas
- Tables and chairs available
- Limited free parking
We also offer areas with spacious rooms for business meetings, sales presentations, training sessions and community meetings.
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