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The Lerner Theatre

  • 410 South Main St., Elkhart, IN 46514
  • Tel: (574) 294-4469
  • Fax: (574) 294-8096

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This 1920s-era movie palace turned performing arts complex features a 1,700-seat theatre and ballroom and hosts year-round performances, musical theatre, film, theatrical workshops and more. In the heart of downtown’s Arts & Entertainment District.


The Lerner Theatre, an Elkhart landmark, is part of a revival, a new era for the arts, commerce and life in the heart of our community. The Lerner Theatre is a city owned and operated facility, built in 1924.


With the completion of an $18-million-dollar renovation in 2011, The Lerner Theatre has truly put the “heart” back in downtown Elkhart. The Lerner is evidence of this rebirth with its timeless, never-lost quality of an old theatre reborn as a state of the art performance and event facility.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
  • Largest Room 40000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 45100
  • Space Notes Newly restored and expanded! 1920s-era movie house turned performing arts complex features a 1,700-seat theatre, flexible banquet hall, classroom space, The building has been expanded to include 6,000 feet of meeting space, state-of-the-art audio/video capabilities and on-site catering facilities, backstage tours and more. In the heart of downtown’s Arts & Entertainment district. The Lerner's line-up of regional theatre, touring Broadway, comedy, jazz and symphonic concerts take center stage at this magnificently restored 1920's-era movie house turned state-of-the-art performance venue. Superior acoustics and meticulously restored architectural detail provide a stellar mix of sight and sound. The Lerner is also a showcase for regional artists, hosts behind-the-scenes tours and offers fun-filled community events with local flavor.
  • Theatre Capacity 1700
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 80

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