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 hosting a variety of concerts, stage productions, graduations, meeting presentations and dance recitals & competitions, while serving the community since 1929.  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 falags.  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 professional 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.

 

  

 

On Memorial Day, May 27, 2019, the Louisville Memorial Auditorium  honored all veterans and celebrated the 90th Anniversary of the region’s only war memorial. American Legion State of Kentucky Chaplain, Steve Orr, lead the prayer service, followed by Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and Mayor Greg Fischer who spoke about the grand history and future of the auditorium, followed by a free community concert featuring “The Thoroughbreds” chorus. A pictorial history of the auditorium was presented on the movie screen while listening to the majestic sounds of the world’s largest Pilcher Pipe Organ

 

 

 


 

 

For Information and Quotes, Please Contact:

 

Kelly J. Gream, Executive Director

Email: Kelly.Gream@louisvilleky.gov

 

PHONE:

Office: (502) 584-4911

Fax: (502) 574-1487


 


 

DIRECTIONS:

 

From the North

Take I-65 South to the St. Catherine Street Exit 135. As you come down the exit ramp you will be traveling one way on St. Catherine Street heading west. Follow St. Catherine Street for three blocks and then turn right onto Fourth Street. Proceed on Fourth St. for one block and Memorial Auditorium will be on your left at the corner of Fourth and Kentucky Streets.

From the South

Take I-65 North to the St. Catherine Street Exit 135. As you come down the exit ramp you will be traveling one way on St. Catherine Street heading west. Follow St. Catherine Street for three blocks and then turn right onto Fourth Street. Proceed on Fourth Street for one block and Memorial Auditorium will be on your left at the corner of Fourth and Kentucky Streets.

From the East

Take I-64 West to I-65 South. Travel approximately 1 mile on I-65 South and then take the St. Catherine Street Exit 135. As you come down the exit ramp you will be traveling one way on St. Catherine Street heading west. Follow St. Catherine Street for three blocks and then turn right onto Fourth Street. Proceed on Fourth Street for one block and Memorial Auditorium will be on your left at the corner of Fourth and Kentucky Streets.

From the West

Take I-64 East to the Ninth Street Exit 4. Proceed on Ninth Street for 9 blocks and then turn left onto Kentucky Street. Proceed on Kentucky Street for 5 blocks and Memorial Auditorium will be on your left at the corner of Fourth and Kentucky Streets.

 


 

PARKING:

 

The parking lot for Louisville Memorial Auditorium guests is located at 1024 South Fifth Street.  The lot is physically located at the corner of Fifth and Kentucky Streets (adjacent to the Family & Children’s Place at 1000 South Fifth Street, Louisville KY 40203).  Entrance to the lot is from the alley.  Additionally, street parking is available.  Please do not park in the Family & Children’s Place parking lot, unless after hours or on weekends when their business is not open.

Guests, please do not park in the Central Presbyterian Church parking lot located at Third & Kentucky streets.  Your vehicle will be towed at your own expense.