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About The Lynn Theatre

Graduates of John Tyler Community 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

Announcing Our 2018-2019 Season!

We at the Lynn Theatre are excited to announce our upcoming theatre season!

Dark of the Moon
By Howard Richardson, William Berney
Directed by Shanea Taylor

Starting in the Fall, join us as we travel to the mystical underside of the Smoky Mountains.This perennial favorite is based on the haunting folk ballad of "Barbara Allen." Employing a large cast and imaginative settings in the Smoky Mountains, it recounts the story of John, a strange "witch boy" who upon first beholding the beautiful Barbara Allen immediately falls in love. He is given human form to woo and marry her on the condition that she remain true to him. The superstitious townspeople resent their happiness and their subsequent meddling ends in violence and tragedy.

Once Upon a Mattress
Music by Mary Rodgers
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Directed by Keith Fitzgerald

In the Spring, If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Make sure to stay tuned for more information, including audition announcements, ticket information, and even how you can get involved with our productions this season!

Miss Witherspoon - tickets on sale now!

The Lynn Theatre and Wishing Wind Creations present "Miss Witherspoon" by Christopher Durang. “Miss Witherspoon” runs from February 1-16, 2019, in The Lynn Theatre, John Tyler Community College - Midlothian Campus at 800 Charter Colony Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23114.

This collaboration features professional artists as well as John Tyler students and will be a fringe production with the 2019 Acts of Faith Festival. Acts of Faith Talkbacks will follow the Sunday matinees and will be moderated by Terry Menefee Gau.

Veronica: Amy Berlin
Mothers: Emily Turner
Fathers: Arik Cullen
Maryamma: Helena Ruiz
Woman in Hat: Daquetta Mayfield

Director: Zachary Owen
Assistant Director/Dramaturg: Danielle Hartman
Stage Manager: Christy Hudson
Scenic Designer/Technical Director: Liz Allmon
Lighting Designer/Production Manager: Alleigh Scantling
Costume Designer: Jennifer Krisch
Sound Designer: Jordan Sarvay
Props Designer: Ellie Wilder
Assistant Lighting Designer/Assistant Technical Director: Hailey Bean
Associate Producers: Amy Berlin, Zachary Owen, and Kerrigan Webb Sullivan

Veronica, already scarred by too many failed relationships, finds the world a frightening place. Skylab, an American space station that came crashing down to earth, in particular, haunts and enrages her. So, she has committed suicide and is now in what she expected to be heaven but is instead something called the Bardo (the netherworld in Tibetan Buddhism), and the forces there keep trying to make her reincarnate. So far she's thwarted these return visits to earth with a sort of "spiritual otherworldly emergency brake system" she seems to have, but when she is finally reincarnated, will she learn her lesson? This is a play about facing one's fears. even if it means returning to a world that finds new ways to terrify every day.

Ticket prices:
$20.00 - General Admission
$10.00 - Students/Seniors
$10.00 - RVA Theatre Discount (available only at the door)

For further information about Wishing Wind Creations or Miss Witherspoon, please contact Amy Berlin or Zachary Owen at


Tickets available at

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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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