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) and 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 bowl-style theater with comfortable stadium seating—there isn’t a bad seat in the house!
Lyric Arts’ lobby boasts a concession stand and bar, serving 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 the only full-time, year-round theatre in the northern metropolitan area!
Formed by Lin Schmidt and Phil Bologna in 1995, Lyric Arts Company of Anoka started out 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 building community and nurturing artists and audiences of all ages through live theater. We accomplish this by providing opportunities for artists and audiences to experience and celebrate these art forms in their community.