Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Located at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice

524 West 59th Street, New York 10019

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Welcome to the Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Stage to HouseSince 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.

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.

Please note, 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.


To the friends of the Gerald W. Lynch Theater,

The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and community at large is our priority. We are following government recommendations in response to increasing health concerns regarding the COVID-19 health emergency.

The spring events in the GWL Theater have been cancelled or postponed. We are working to enable our clients to reschedule as feasible once the situation has normalized.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused to our guests. If you have tickets to an upcoming event, please contact the company that issued your tickets. The Gerald W. Lynch Theater does not operate a box office.

We continue to monitor the situation closely. Please check the GWL Theater "upcoming events" page for additional updates. In the meantime, we will stay connected and engaged over all of our social media platforms.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the GWL Theater soon. We appreciate your understanding and wish you all the best of health.

For more information on John Jay’s policy, please visit for a message from John Jay College President Karol V. Mason.

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