As working venues, the Lyric Theatre and the Alabama Theatre can not accommodate drop-in visitors, but private tours may be arranged in advance. Tours include a brief history of Birmingham's theatre district and highlights of each venue's unique architectural features. The Alabama tour includes a brief concert demonstration of "Big Bertha," our 1927 Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ.
On weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., admission is $10 per person for one theatre, with a $200 total minimum for any tour of a single theatre. Admission is $15 per person for a tour of both theatres, with a $350 total minimum. On weekends or after 4 p.m. on weekdays, there is an additional minimum charge of $50.
All proceeds from these tours help support preservation and programming of our historic venues.