Keith-Albee Theatre




The West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail is a statewide thematic tour of historic theaters, encompassing both cinemas and live performance venues. All of the Trail’s theaters are listed in, or have been officially determined eligible for, the National Register of Historic Places – the official list of the nation’s historic places deemed worthy of preservation by the National Park Service. Currently encompassing 28 theaters across 21 of West Virginia’s 55 counties, the Trail promotes the rehabilitation and sustainable operation of our state’s historic theaters for the enjoyment of the public. The Trail was born in 2010 following a 2007 Preserve America grant award to the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), in partnership with the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV), to develop statewide thematic tours to encourage heritage tourism in communities throughout the state.


If you would like more information about the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail or have any questions about the information found on this site, please feel free to contact Kelli Shapiro, PhD, PAWV Program Associate, at


The West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail has been financed with a Preserve America grant from the National Park Service and a mini-grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council.

This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are based on the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

The program receives Federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program activity or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240.


  1. How can the St. Albans Arts Center (Alban Theater) , which was p!aced on the National Register in 2000, be placed on the WV Historic Trail list? Neil Richardson, St. Albans Historical Society


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