Our office is open weekdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm for live event sales and to answer your phone calls. After hours, please leave a message or send an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Movie Line: (540) 951-0604
Office Phone: (540) 951-4771
CAIO Office: (540) 951-1772

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Lyric Theatre
PO Box 665
Blacksburg, VA 24063

Come and visit us here:
135 College Ave
Blacksburg, VA 24060


From Interstate 81:
1) Take the US-11/US-460 exit, number 118B, towards Christiansburg / Blacksburg.

2) After 3 miles, follow the signs for the US-460 West Bypass towards Blacksburg.

3) After 3 miles take US-460 West Business Exit onto South Main Street.

4) Follow South Main Street for 3 miles into downtown Blacksburg and turn left at College Ave, the Lyric is on the left.

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On-Street parking is available along College Avenue and Draper Road near the theatre. Handicap parking spaces are available on College Avenue between Virginia Tech's Theatre 101 and Squires Student Center. Parking meters are free after 5:00pm Monday through Saturday and all day on Sundays and holidays.

Download Downtown Blacksburg Parking Brochure--January 24, 2013 (PDF)



The Lyric Theatre and Council

The Lyric Theatre is a non-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization overseen by The Lyric Council Board of Directors. The Lyric Council was first formed in 1995 with the goal of restoring The Lyric Theatre and is now the governing body of The Lyric.

The Board of Directors consists of twelve members, elected by Lyric members annually, who serve for three-year terms. All Lyric members are invited to nominate and vote for new Board members at the Council's annual meeting, usually held in February. Board members meet monthly to discuss the Theatre's financial reports, programs, and other theatre business.

The Mission of the Lyric Council is to enhance community participation in arts and culture by:

  • maintaining and preserving the Lyric Theatre;
  • partnering with community arts groups, through the Lyric Theatre and the Community Arts and Information Office, to provide a diversity of films, live programs, arts information, and gallery opportunities and exhibitions to the community;
  • establishing and promoting Blacksburg, Virginia as an arts destination for the region.
In April, 2009 the Lyric opened the Community Arts Information Office (CAIO) at 149 College Avenue (540-951-1772.) The vision for this space: “To foster and promote arts and culture in the New River Valley by providing: visibility for regional arts organizations; information on arts and cultural events; space to share resources, build networks, and facilitate communication.” In the CAIO you will find information on arts and cultural happenings throughout the region, rotating gallery shows, office space for not for profit organizations and community meeting space.

Lyric Council Bylaws (PDF)
Lyric Council Nomination Form (PDF)
Lyric Board of Directors Directory (PDF)

Lyric RFP(PDF)

We always welcome your comments! Please feel free to email or place your suggestions in the comments box in The Lyric lobby.


Office Staff

The Theatre office is run by a small, part-time staff, dedicated to running an efficient community theatre with something for everyone. Let us know if you have suggestions for Lyric events or film screenings!

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Susan Mattingly
Executive Director
Flavio Carvalho
General Manager
Betty Watts
Volunteer Coordinator


At each evening show, a House Manager, or Projectionist, takes care of everything from overseeing the cleanliness of facilities to running the movie through the projector; these folks do it all. Say hello to your projectionists and let them know if you need any assistance!

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Aaron Grigsby
Head Projectionist
Anna Hawthorne Betty Watts
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Greg Boatwright John Imbur John Richter
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Robert Sebek

Live Event Staff

These folks make our Live at the Lyric events happen. You'll often see John ensuring an outstanding experience, whether he is running lights or sound. If you're wondering how we get the phenomenal acts we do, look no further than Len. So much of what we are able to do at the theatre is because of these three.

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Len Comaratta
Production Manager
John Borman
Head Sound/Light Tech