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About The Lynn Theatre

Graduates of John Tyler Commmunity College's performing arts programs have gone on to become working artists and have successfully transferred to four-year colleges and universities. Learn more about the arts at Tyler.

Degree Programs

John Tyler has several degree programs in both Theatre Arts and Music.

Note: The Liberal Arts programs include languages, which are required for transfer to some four-year colleges and universities. You should meet with an advisor to determine which program best suits your needs.

Our Events

We offer our community quality cultural events throughout the year in our state-of-the-art facilities. Our signature theatre season begins in February. Get involved by attending or volunteering for these events or, better yet, expand your horizons by signing up for one of the College’s dance, theatre, or music classes.

Events Listing

Grapes of Brass and Other Works

Presented by The Eastern Virginia Brass Trio

February 25th at 3PM

This afternoon will feature the premiere of a new work by one of JTCC's very own music instructors, Leigh Baxter.

This concert is free and open to the public.

This free concert is made possible by a Grant from the JTCC Foundation and the VA Commission for the Arts.

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The Top of Bravery

By Jeremy Morris

Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates

March 9th at 7 PM

Experience a unique event in Richmond history with the comedian W.C. Fields called “the funniest man I ever saw, and the saddest man I ever knew.” This original work of astonishing power based on the life of Bert Williams, beloved African American vaudeville star of stage and screen, will bring laughter, tears, and rejoicing in the joys and pains of our rich and fertile history. Starring Jeremy Morris as Bert Williams.

This show is open and free to the public.

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Book By Double Carter Beane

Music By Jeff Lynne and John Farrar

Directed by Keith Fitzgerald

Choreography by Emily Berg-Poff Dandridge

Musical Direction by Fran Ahern Coleman

March 24th, 25th and 31st at 7 PM

April 1st at 7 PM

March 26th and April 2nd at 2 PM

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California. in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. P: 212-541-4684

Tickets are $10. Pre-order link will be released by early March.

JTCC Students recieve one free ticket with student ID. Must present ID at box office to recieve free admission.

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Our Facilities

Our state-of-the-art black box theatre provides artists and audiences alike with an exceptional experience. The theatre is a flexible space with seating for up to 250 depending on the configuration (thrust, arena, proscenium, etc.). The theatre space includes a set shop, green room, two dressing rooms and a costume shop. The technical facilities are state-of-the-art with an all LED lighting system and all-digital sound system.

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