The current vision and design for the Lyric includes the following elements:
A 1,150 seat main theater that will be home to a diverse range of performances offered by Casper’s own cultural groups as well as touring companies. The auditorium, with an orchestra pit, will have acoustical properties on a par with the very finest of performance venues. There will be a large stage and a fly-loft suitable for staging orchestral and choral performances as well as theatrical productions. Seating in the main theater will be divided into three sections: orchestra, par-terre and balcony. This arrangement will result in a visually rich, varied seating enclosure which will preserve a sense of intimacy even for performances with smaller audiences. The main theater is also particularly appropriate for fundraising performances, guest lectures and similar activities
A smaller space with retractable theater seating for 250 for smaller performances is planned. The smaller performance space will provide a unique setting for private events including social gatherings, reunions and weddings as well as smaller performances. Anticipated commercial activities include business meetings and conference sessions, product announcements, annual meetings, employee benefit events, award ceremonies and commercial theatrical productions.
The grand lobby will not only serve as an entry area but will also function as a reception room, banquet area and exhibit space. A patron pick-up and drop-off area immediately adjacent to the lobby will insure comfortable entry into the facility even during inclement weather.
The basement will be renovated to offer performers additional rehearsal space, dressing rooms and a green room along with storage areas and mechanical rooms