Lewis Street Playhouse


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Lewis Street Playhouse, first known as the Miller-Starr Opera House, was built in 1893 at 405 Lewis Street in Canton. The facility hosted traveling stage performances in the 1800s and early 1900s, then later functioned as a movie theater. After standing vacant since the early 1980s, the Canton Area Arts Council began plans in 2005 to revitalize the facility, and work was completed on the beautiful art deco building in 2008.jpg

Movie & Events: The 5,000-square foot space has been renovated to include stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art audio system, updated art-deco inspired decor and concession stand. It is also home to Canton Festival Theatre. The Playhouse is available to rent for parties, receptions, meetings and other events. To inquire about availability, or by email at lewisstreetplayhouse@yahoo.comIMG_6735 (1)a

Movies:Please visit our Facebook page for updated movie listings. Movie ticket prices are $3 – per person, age two and up, OR $10 – Family of 4 (at least one parent must accompany children and each additional child is $2).jpg3

Contact information:  Lewis Street Playhouse is located at 405 Lewis Street, Canton, MO.  Their email address is

Lewis Street Playhouse is operated by volunteers: Our community has much talent to offer, and everyone is welcome to get involved. To learn more about how you can donate a few hours of your time (and perhaps take in a movie at the same time), contact a Lewis Street Playhouse board member or by email at

Your business belongs in lights: It is easy and cost-effective to advertise your business at the Playhouse.Click here to view advertising information.

Become a Member: Friends of Lewis Street Playhouse are invited to donor events and receive special recognition, all while supporting your community! To choose your level of giving. No gift is too small to invest in the future of Canton. Our supporters are vital in keeping the Playhouse alive, and will help us to achieve future goals, including facility enhancements (click here for naming opportunities).