Welcome to the Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. The Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society. The Theater is also a member of CUNY Stages, a consortium of 16 performing arts center located on CUNY campuses across New York City.

A View of the GWL Theater Seating from the Stage

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater hosts a broad spectrum of events including television events such as Comedy Central Presents, Premium Blend and Live by Request, theater and dance including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Ailey II, Lincoln Center Festival, The Actors Fund and private events including tapings for television and film, conferences and corporate meetings.

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater does not operate a box office. If you are interested in buying tickets for a show, please visit the website for the event.  Please note, all attendees and staff are required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry into the theater. 

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