Philip Lynch Theatre


Dear Theatre-goer, Watercolor Artwork by Jane Stiker

One of the greatest aspects of a life of teaching and directing is that one is always discovering new worlds - whether they are found in the plays one directs or the new classes of students each fall and spring.

We welcome you to join us as we present not only five new worlds created by these playwrights, but also the new and eager theatre students who will discover their own new worlds.

Keith White
Chair/Director of the Theatre Department

The Lewis University Philip Lynch Theatre is celebrating its 40th Anniversary!

Please join in the celebration and make a gift to help us purchase new lighting equipment.

The majority of our lighting equipment is original to the theatre’s opening forty years ago! We have researched intelligent High End Lighting in which each moving digital fixture is approximately $5,000. A lofty financial goal, no doubt, but with your financial support we believe it is an attainable goal. The Philip Lynch Theatre can accommodate up to six fixtures for an estimated total cost of $30,000. Please consider a special gift to celebrate this hallmark anniversary of the Phillip Lynch Theatre!


The Philip Lynch Theatre is located in the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the main campus of Lewis University on Route 53 in Romeoville. It is a half-mile north of the stoplight at Route 7 and Route 53.


Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. The box office opens one hour before scheduled performances. Reservations are recommended for all performances. Patrons may mail in a check or visit the box office during regular hours.

Box office: (815) 836-5500


Tickets for non-musical productions are $10 for adults and $9 for students and senior citizens. Tickets for musicals are $12 for adults and $11 for students and senior citizens.

A 10% discount is available to groups of 15 or more. Season subscriptions are available for $44 for five shows. The Philip Lynch Theatre season runs from July to April each year.


The Philip Lynch Theatre is a nonsmoking facility. Free parking is available in lots adjacent to the Oremus Fine Arts Center. Wheelchair assessable. An assisted listening system is available to hearing impaired patrons. A concession service is available before and at intermission of each production. All proceeds from concession sales go to the Philip Lynch Theatre Scholarship Fund for theatre students.

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