About the Lerner Theatre

The Lerner Theatre, an Elkhart Landmark, is part of a revival, a new era for the arts, commerce, and life in the heart of our community. The Lerner is evidence of this rebirth with its timeless, never-lost quality of an old theatre reborn as a state of the art performance and event facility.

Partners of The Lerner

Friends of The Lerner ensures that The Lerner continues its long history of enriching the Elkhart community. With the generous support of donors like you, we can make The Lerner stage come alive.

Premier Arts, based in Elkhart, Indiana, is a recognized regional leader in providing diverse, professional performing arts education and entertainment. Premier Arts instills civic pride, confidence and character building for everyone engaged in its success.

The region supports Premier Arts through attendance, contribution and volunteerism.

Located in the historic Lerner Theatre in the heart of downtown Elkhart, Indiana, this gorgeous ballroom features ornate crystal chandeliers, elegant draperies, state of the art audio visual, and a balcony overlooking Central Park and Downtown Elkhart.

Driving from the South
Head North on State Rd 19, turn right onto Franklin Street to The Lerner (South East corner of Franklin and Main).

Driving from the North
Head South on State Rd 19 (Cassopolis Street) to Bristol Street. Continue West on Bristol, then turn left onto Main Street to The Lerner (South East corner of Franklin and Main).

Free Public Parking Available

Free parking is available adjacent to The Lerner in the Civic Plaza Public Parking area and Marion Street Parking Garage - click to enlarge photo.

Amazing Changes to Downtown Elkhart!
The city plans to spend millions to give new life to the Civic Plaza and Central Park, in what is being called Central Plaza.

The current design for the new greenspace features a cafe, restrooms, scene, event lawn, quilt garden and shaded area under new trees. A playground has been shown in some plans and could be a part of a second phase. New underground parking lots have been proposed to go under two buildings that could go up along Franklin Street.

Click here to learn more:
https://vibrantelkhartcounty.org/2019/08/09/stage-cafe-highlight-proposed-improvements-to-elkharts-central-park/

Mayor's official statement:
https://thelerner.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Central-Green-Construction-Questions.pdf

Private parking in the Downtown Elkhart area for unauthorized vehicles are subject to towing at vehicle owner's expense and risk.

The Lerner Theatre

The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart, Indiana