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Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, located in the heart of historic downtown Anoka, offers a full season of live theater, including musicals, dramas, comedies, and children’s productions, as well as intimate live music events as part of their “Music in the ‘Burbs” Concert Series. The Main Street Stage (formerly the Anoka Cinema Building) was fully renovated in 2001 and features free parking, a warm and welcoming environment, and a cozy 228-seat theater with comfortable stadium seating - there isn’t a bad seat in the house! The concession stand and bar serves wine, beer, candy, soft drinks, fresh-popped popcorn, Caribou Coffee and other hot beverages, all of which you can take right into the theater with you. Enjoy big city theater with hometown charm at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage!

Formed by Lin Schmidt and Phil Bologna in 1995, Lyric Arts Company of Anoka started in the Pocket Theatre, a small performance space converted from an old cabinet shop. Lyric Arts outgrew the Pocket Theatre and opened the Main Street Stage in January of 2001. The Main Street Stage sells approximately 30,000 tickets each year and Lyric Arts presents a full season of programming, as well as theater workshops, school-day matinees, and educational outreach programs. The mission of Lyric Arts is to build community and nurture artists and audiences of all ages through live theater.

420 East Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303