What drives Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma?
We continually strive to:
Produce quality, professional theatre in Oklahoma.
Encourage and educate talented individuals.
Promote collaboration among the arts in our community.
Enrich the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma.
Founded in 1963, Lyric is Oklahoma’s leading professional theatre company
Founded in 1963, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is the state’s leading professional theatre company. Lyric produces classic and contemporary musicals and plays created by artists from Oklahoma and around the nation. Shows are presented at two Oklahoma City venues — the intimate, 281-seat Plaza Theatre and the grand, 2,477-seat Civic Center Music Hall. Lyric is a nonprofit member theatre of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and Allied Arts.
Lyric is proud to be Oklahoma’s leading professional theatre and continually strives to produce Broadway-caliber productions for Oklahoma audiences.
Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy is a professional training ground for students ages 5-18 offering classes in all aspects of musical theatre. Academy students have the opportunity to perform in two full-scale productions each year on the Plaza Theatre stage.
Lyric Theatre provides over 250 jobs annually and employs nationally recognized directors, designers, actors, artists and artisans who join local professionals from across the state. The theatre operates under an URTA contract with Actors’ Equity Association and employs members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Musicians Local 375-703 and I.A.T.S.E. Local 112.