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The Iroquois Amphitheater was adopted as the Kentucky State Amphitheater on June 21, 2001. The Iroquois Amphitheater is a state-of-the-art, handicapped-accessible theater with seating for 2,366 that hosts a variety of performing arts and cultural programs located in Iroquois Park. The Iroquois Amphitheater is the official amphitheater for the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Originally built in 1938 by 275 employees from the Works Progress Administration, the Amphitheater has undergone an $8.9 million renovation, while carefully preserving portions of the original structure. The Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky partnered to fund the renovation, which was completed in 2003. The result is a state-of-the-art, handicapped accessible theater with seating for 2,407 that's ready to stage a variety of performing arts and cultural programs. The Iroquois Amphitheater is the official amphitheater for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is managed by Metro Parks.
The theater has presented a variety of performing arts, including theater, opera, dance, and music. Dedicated to continuing the tradition of improving the quality of community life through the arts by providing an attractive, safe, unique, outdoor theater venue in which to experience outstanding cultural, artistic entertainment and educational opportunities. The surrounding park is one of the system of sixteen parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
1080 Amphitheater Road
Louisville, KY 40214
A RESOLUTION declaring July 11, 1998, as Iroquois Amphitheater Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration Day.
WHEREAS, Iroquois Amphitheater provides Music Theater Louisville's affordable, family-oriented musical productions; and
WHEREAS, Music Theater Louisville strives to hire local, professional acting and technical talent for the Iroquois Amphitheater to help employ people from this region; and
WHEREAS, in addition to the musicals, Iroquois Amphitheater brings families together to enjoy a large variety of family entertainment; and
WHEREAS, Iroquois Amphitheater brings the arts and entertainment to a very diverse group of citizens; and
WHEREAS, Iroquois Amphitheater is a strong attraction for in-town and out-of-town travelers; and
WHEREAS, Iroquois Amphitheater is an important historical facility for the Greater Louisville area; and
WHEREAS, Iroquois Amphitheater is a very important part of the South End of Louisville's economic development;
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:
Section 1. This honorable body is proud to recognize Iroquois Amphitheater and honored to declare July 11, 1998 as Iroquois Amphitheater Sixtieth Anniversary Day.
Section 2. The Clerk of the House of Representatives is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Music Theater of Louisville, 624 W. Main Street, Suite 402, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.
The law designating the "Iroquois Amphitheater" as the official Kentucky state amphitheater is found in the Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title 1, Chapter 2, Section 2.225.
TITLE I - SOVEREIGNTY AND JURISDICTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
CHAPTER 2 - CITIZENSHIP, EMBLEMS, HOLIDAYS, AND TIME.
2.225 State amphitheater.
The Iroquois Amphitheater, located in Iroquois Park in Louisville, Kentucky, is named and designated as the state amphitheater.
Effective:June 21, 2001
History: Created 2001 Ky. Acts ch. 116, sec. 1, effective June 21, 2001.