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Located in the historic 4th Avenue Business District, this place has become a very popular venue to host jazz festivals and performances by stand-up comedians. The Carver Theater has a long history and has carved a niche in the entertainment industry. It is well-equipped with the latest in gadgets and systems. It can seat up to 500 people at one go. Some of the very best performers like Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton have performed here, and shows like the "Jazz Jam Fest", "Three more tenors workshop" and "The Craver Creep Show" are showcased here as well.
Established in 1914, The Lyric Fine Arts Theatre was once a Vaudeville theater. Entertaining people through concerts, live musical performances, operas, ballets, movie screenings, plays, dramas and other theatrical productions since more than a century, the theater has evolved into a Birmingham institution. The theater also serves as a venue for private and community events. If you want to immerse yourself in the city’s culture, there is no better place to begin than The Lyric Fine Arts Theatre.
Built in 1927 as a Paramount Studio movie palace, this spectacular Spanish-Moorish edifice was restored in 1998. "The Showplace of the South" hosts live events as well as first-run and classic films. See the 1927 Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ, "Big Bertha", rise dramatically from beneath the stage floor during affairs such as the annual Halloween showing of Phantom of the Opera (the organist arrives carried in a coffin). The theater is within walking distance of the downtown business district.
Started off solely to entertain the masses, Workplay entertainment complex houses the Workplay Theatre where you get best of entertainment. Concerts and theater performances apart, this place can also be rented for business meeting purposes, corporate events, and private parties as well. Deemed as multi-purpose, Workplay Theatre rarely lets anybody down. Workplay Theatre delivers services that are matched by few.
If you’re looking for a serious, organized night at the theater, then the Terrific New Theatre is not where you need to be. Founded in 1986 by Carl Stewart and Steve Stella, the Terrific New Theatre prides itself on being a live performance theatre with plenty of unexpected surprises for a "night you will talk about,"--trust me. Previous shows have included Of Grapes and Nuts - a hilarious tribute to John Steinbeck’s classic and China: The Whole Enchilada - a funny, yet, provoking look at 4000 years of Chinese history. Visit their website for the current season’s shows.