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Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


210 WASHINGTON STFRANKFORT, KY 40601 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our enduring mission is to establish a multicultural and mixed-use center for performing arts, visual arts, film and public forums while actively serving the diversity of citizens within local and regional communities. With attention to sound management, we endeavor to create and preserve a distinctive and vibrant environment in which audiences enjoy aesthetic, cultural and educational enrichment through a wide array of arts programs.


Originally a 1911 vaudeville house that was the original theatre, a 150-seat shotgun-style layout, 8 seats wide, with a stage and orchestra pit straight ahead down the corridor. The lobby wall shows the outline of the stairs that patrons walked up and then down the slope toward the front row. The painted plaster and silver dots were the simple design of the period. Photos show the Daniel Boone Troupe at the vaudeville house in 1919 and the stage with a movie screen sometime in the 1930s. Chakeres in 1941 converted the small vaudeville house into the L-shaped theatre now restored and used today. Grand Theatre was the first air-conditioned public building in Frankfort and seated 680 in its orchestra and balcony(today it seats 428). The Grand is mostly staffed by volunteers from the community that love the arts. Events include live performances, film, and streamed events.


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