Welcome to The Lyric Theatre
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.
Become a Member
It's coming to that time of year! We are always looking for new members to join, and of course for exisiting members of the Southwest Cultural Development Group Inc. to renew their memberships.
All members will receive a Lyric Theatre newsletter four times a year and there will also be other surprise perks and benefits. The membership categories are as follows:
- Organizational Membership (Annual Dues $100) - Organizational Membership is open to any organization with its registered office in Southwest Saskatchewan. They are represented by one delegate who may participate in and vote at all General Meetings.
- Regular Membership (Annual Dues $25) - Becoming a Regular Member is the best way to have a hands-on role in helping rejuvenate the Lyric Theatre! Regular Membership is open to any resident of Saskatchewan. You receive all rights and privileges in the organization and are entitled to run for the Board and to participate in and vote at all general meetings.