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About The Lyric Oxford

Located at 1006 Van Buren Ave, The Lyric Oxford has enjoyed an extremely interesting life since its original construction in the late 1800’s. The structure, originally a livery stable, was owned by William Faulkner’s family in the early part of the 20th century. During the 1920’s it was converted into a theater for live performances and silent films where it was named The Lyric Theatre.

The advent of motion pictures saw The Lyric evolve into Oxford’s first movie theater. In 1949, William Faulkner walked from his home in Oxford (Rowan Oak) to his childhood stable for the world premiere of MGM’s adaptation of “Intruder in the Dust”.

The Lyric stopped operating as a movie theater in the 1970’s and was left abandoned from many years until the early 1980’s when it was restored and converted into office spaces, residential housing, and a health center. In 2007, The Lyric underwent an extensive restoration process and returned to its original use as a theater. It began operating again on July 3rd, 2008.

Located in the heart of Oxford, MS, The Lyric Oxford hosts an assortment of events including concerts, fundraisers, private functions and wedding receptions.

All shows are 18 and up (unless otherwise specified), however, minors are allowed if accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21.

Where to stay

Graduate Hotel
103 Ed Perry Boulevard
400 North Lamar Boulevard
662-234-3031

Courtyard Marriott
305 Jackson Ave EOxford, MS 38655
662-638-6014

Chancellor’s House
425 S Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS 38655
662-371-1400

Inn at Ole Miss
120 Alumni Drive
Oxford, MS 38655
662-234-2331

Hampton Inn Conference Center
103 Ed Perry Boulevard
Oxford, MS 38655
662-234-5565

Where to eat

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