Audiences love Actors Theatre’s up close theatre experiences offered in intimate and comfortable spaces: 634-seat Pamela Brown Auditorium, 318-seat Bingham Theatre and 159-seat Victor Jory Theatre.
We’re conveniently located in historic downtown at the corner of Third and Main Streets. The theatre’s sweeping lobby spaces include a revolving art gallery, our restaurant dining at Milkwood Restaurant is a great complement to performances and an indoor garage offers easy parking with direct access to the theatre complex.
The most distinctive lobby is the Sara Shallenberger Brown Lobby in the former Bank of Louisville building, designed by New Orleans architect James H. Dakin and built in 1837. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972. For its historic preservation, the Old Bank of Louisville building was recently chosen by the Congress to receive a grant from the Save America’s Treasures program administered by the National Parks Service. The interior sustains the exterior’s combination of powerful scale and delicate detail: this is one of the most magnificent spaces in Louisville and admirably serving as the main lobby for Actors Theatre.
The parking garage and theatre complex are all fully accessible (see details to the right).
Updated seating charts coming soon!
To view enlargable pdf files of the detailed seating charts click on the links below:
- Pamela Brown Auditorium 1
Brown-Forman Series & Humana Festival
- Pamela Brown Auditorium 2
A Christmas Carol
- Bingham Theatre
- Victor Jory Theatre
Pamela Brown Auditorium
Located on the first and mezzanine floors, the 633-seat Pamela Brown Auditorium is Actors Theatre’s largest theatre. Latecomers will be directed to temporary seating in the balcony (see detailed map).
Located on the first and mezzanine floors the 318-seat Bingham Theatre is arena style. Latecomers will be directed to the mezzanine or upper-level entrance where standing room is available until intermission.
Victor Jory Theatre
Located on the second floor, the 159-seat Victor Jory Theatre is the smallest theatre at Actors. Due to its intimate size and unique layout, latecomers cannot be seated until intermission.
*Should you need to leave the theatre during a performance, re-admittance and seating will be at the discretion of the house manager so as not to disturb the audience and actors.
Accessible ramps, elevators, parking, restrooms, water fountains and wheelchair seating are available for patrons with disabilities. Parking is located on the mezzanine level of the garage. Accessible restrooms are located on the first floor and mezzanine level.
All theatres are equipped with an FM wireless system for hearing enhancement. Lightweight wireless headsets are available free of charge, with a refundable deposit, at Coat Check (late October – April) or Box Office
Audio Described Performances
Selected performances, generally on a weekend matinee, are audio described for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Describers provide a live, objective, descriptive delivery of the visual elements of the performance in between the dialogue. A schedule is available at the box office.
Caption Theatre is provided for selected performances for patrons who have hearing loss and may not benefit from hearing amplification or ASL. The audible elements are shown on an LED sign, in real time, as each line is spoken or sung. Live captioning will be offered for select performances throughout the season. Reservations for this service should be made at the time of ticket purchase to ensure the best seating for this service. Contact the Box Office at actorstheatre.org or by phone at (502) 371-0956.
Sign Interpreted Performances for the 2014-2015 season
Saturday, November 29, 2014, 4:00 pm and Sunday, December 7, 2014 2:30 pm
Assistive Listening Devices
The theatres are equipped with an FM wireless system for hearing enhancement. Lightweight, wireless headsets are available free of charge at the box office, coat check or from the house manager. A deposit is required.
Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available in each of our theatres. Made possible by a generous grant from the William E. Barth Foundation.