Posted by: Naaman
The Lyric Theatre is a 1914 Vaudeville Theatre.
It opened as the premier entertainment venue in Birmingham during the years 1914-1926. It featured famous acts such as the Marx Brothers, Will Rodgers and Mae West. Once named the "King of Vaudeville" in Birmingham, the Lyric is today the oldest surviving theater in a city that at one time had over sixty theatres, opera houses, nickelodeons and silent movie houses.
Currently, the Lyric has been vacant for over 50 years and as a result has suffered water damage from a leaking roof. Although the building is structurally sound, the missing cornice and building cap as well as the discolored brick reveal years of neglect.