Corbin Theatre Company
Corbin Theater, which was founded by Juarenne Hester and Detlef Lehnardt in 2001, is presently the official theater of the city of Liberty, Missouri. After agreeing that Liberty needed an outlet to promote artistic activities, they selected a local board of those interested in the arts. Named after a previous multi-purpose theater that had existed in Liberty in the late 1800s, the Corbin Theater began producing shows immediately, using as its venue different buildings on the square, in addition to tents on the Chamber of Commerce grounds! Ultimately, the theater found its home at 15 N. Water, and after much-beloved volunteer labor, the former sporting goods store was converted into our permanent (at that time) home.
Corbin Theater has always played an important part in the fabric of Liberty, and regardless of our location, we continue to offer a vast array of theatrical and performance opportunities. In 2021, Corbin left our home on the square and was fortunate to find a performing venue at the Garrison School, at 502 N. Water. Since 2001, we’ve welcomed the opportunity to feature and appreciate local talent, in addition to Broadway performers! We’ve offered a wide variety of musicals, plays, bluegrass, concerts, and perhaps one of our most signature events is Jazz on the Square (now Jazz at the Garrison), which is held free of charge the first Monday of every month. We also highlight a summer program for students of all ages, Corbin Kids Company, which performs two full productions every summer. We would invite all Liberty community members to join us at any or all events, or better yet, to be a part of our productions! You can find more information, including our upcoming events, at corbintheater.org or at our Facebook page at Corbin Theater Company.