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Regarded as one of West Virginia's most distinctive landmarks, Huntington's Keith-Albee Theatre was built by the Greater Huntington Theatre Corporation in 1928. Thomas W. Lamb, one of America's foremost theatre architects, designed the Keith-Albee in the ornate Spanish Baroque style. The remarkably well-preserved structure includes a four-story dressing room tower and fully equipped, "fly-system" theatrical stage as well as a gigantic retractable motion picture screen and a top quality theatre organ. When completed, the "atmospheric" theatre seated 2,633 patrons in a simulated courtyard beneath a starlit sky.

Countless iconic entertainers have appeared at the Keith-Albee over its nearly ninety years of operation. Many of them have performed as part of Marshall University's renowned Artists Series, hosted by the Keith-Albee since 1936. Notably, the theatre has also presented two major motion picture worldwide premieres and one special preview premiere.

Today, the theatre is owned and operated by the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Foundation. The Keith-Albee's importance to the community and region remains enormous as it continues to feature a range of outstanding national and local productions and film festivals. It is also a popular setting for benefits, conferences and weddings. For a detailed history of the magnificent Keith-Albee Theatre, please read the "History" section on this website.

Board of Directors

  • Liza Caldwell
  • Rebecca Melton Craig, Secretary
  • Dr. Robert Edmunds
  • Daniel E. Gooding
  • Don Greathouse
  • Bill Heaberlin
  • Irv Johnson
  • Renee Maass
  • Clint McElroy
  • Beth McVey
  • Charlie Neighborgall, Vice President
  • Robert Plymale, Co-President
  • Ed Seiler
  • Jamz Morriz Smith
  • David Tyson, Co-President
  • Alex Vence
  • Penny Watkins

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