Sun Theater

3627 Grandel Square,
St. Louis, MO 63108

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Sun Theatre

Opened in 1913 as the Victoria Theater, it was renamed Fox-Liberty Theater on September 29, 1918 when it was taken over by William Fox.

The Sun Theater once operated as a nightclub which eventually closed. The Sun Theater reopened as a performing arts center on May 10, 2014.

Contributed by Paul Knittel

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

Lak on January 22, 2010 at 3:22 am

It was announced that an arts school may restore the Sun theatre as its main performance space in the near future.

RetroMike on July 11, 2010 at 3:38 am

I drove by the Sun last night and the marquee was lit. I took pictures if anyone is interested.

Lak on August 30, 2011 at 11:38 pm

The Western wall has been repaired!! There is serious talk of restoration occurring in the near future. Does anyone else have informnation on this??

JAlex on December 28, 2011 at 4:35 am

Dateline of the numberous name changes of this theatre:

1913 – Victoria; 1918 – Fox Liberty; 1924 – Liberty/Liberty Music Hall; 1932 – World; 1932 – Liberty (again); 1932 – World (again); 1936 – Lotus Club; 1942 – Hi-Hat Club; 1943 – 400 Club; 1950 – Sun; 1950 – Lyn.

The last theatrical use I could find was on New Years' Eve 1956.

Lak on January 8, 2013 at 5:31 am

Restoration of this theatre is underway! It will be restored to its original condition ( although seating will be reduced to about 800)

stelu on January 8, 2013 at 5:46 am

great. what is the plan for it? a music venue?

stelu on January 8, 2013 at 5:47 am

Nevermind. Arts Academy. How great this gem has been saved!

LDLM on October 5, 2013 at 2:29 am

Hi, I’m the Technical Theatre Coordinator for Grand Center Arts Academy. And yes, this theatre (The Victoria) will be our new home sometime late spring of 2014. I’m working on a history of the building. Does anyone have any details of the time when it was the Sun?? Thanks L.D. Lawson-Mixon

Weekend on March 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Grand Center Arts Academy, is this a private or taxes supported concern? Curious as to where the $11 million is coming from?

JAlex on May 16, 2014 at 2:10 am

Theatre reopened on May 10, 2014.

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