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 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 21, 2010 at 10:22 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 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm

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 8:38 am

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 27, 2011 at 11:35 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 7, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm

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

stelu on January 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

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

LDLM on October 4, 2013 at 11:29 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 2:18 am

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 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

Theatre reopened on May 10, 2014.

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