Since its inception in 1998, Lyric Theatre has presented a rich tapestry of musical theatre and operatic offerings. These fully staged and costumed productions have included Company, The Pirates of Penzance, Sweeney Todd, The Marriage of Figaro, Gianni Schicchi, and Trouble in Tahiti.

Lyric Theatre comprises students not only from the music and theatre departments, but from all academic disciplines. Many of the performers are recipients of music scholarships and theatre scholarships.

Facilities and guest artists

Kimmel Theatre provides with all the amenities and capabilities to produce high-end theatrical entertainment. In addition, guest artists are brought in to direct or costume a show, bringing their invaluable professional experiences to students and providing invaluable connections to potential opportunities beyond Cornell.