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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.

Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Board of Directors 2021

  • Gerrie Bjornson
  • Bryan Chambers
  • Rebecca Melton Craig, Secretary
  • Joe Eddins
  • David Ferguson
  • Amanda Kolling
  • Jeff Leaberry
  • Daniel Linville
  • Mel Miller
  • Mark Morgan
  • Jason Moses
  • Robert H. Plymale, President
  • Millard "Junior" Ross
  • Ed Seiler


Teresa (Terry) Deppner Hardin, Director of Development

  • Robert Sellards, Vice President
  • Angie Swearingen
  • David Tyson
  • Penny Watkins, Treasurer
  • Velma Workman
  • Kellie Wright

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