The Rylander Theatre

The Rylander Theatre A historic live performance theatre located in Downtown Americus, GA. The Rylander Theatre was built in 1921 by American businessman Walter Rylander.
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It hosted the finest live entertainment and motion pictures before closing in 1951. Designed by C.K. Howell of New York, the Rylander was a visiual feast of ornate plaster work, beautiful stencil patterns, and painted murals. Closed for more than 40 years, and then restored and reopened in October 1999, the Rylander is nothing less than stunning and has once again reclaimed its titles as "The Finest Playhouse South of Atlanta." The Mission Statement of the Rylander: The mission of the Rylander Theater is to provide the community and area visitors a theatre and meeting hall for dramatic and musical stage performances, motion pictures, and lectures, with its unique architecture, artistic legacy and social history to be interpreted through tours and other educational presentations.

Temporarily closed

If you haven't responded to our Virtual Programming Survey that was emailed out on Tuesday, please do so as soon as poss...
09/24/2020

If you haven't responded to our Virtual Programming Survey that was emailed out on Tuesday, please do so as soon as possible. We want to hear from you!

Due to uncertainty surrounding live performances and limited capacity requirements, the Malpass Bros concert rescheduled...
08/31/2020

Due to uncertainty surrounding live performances and limited capacity requirements, the Malpass Bros concert rescheduled for October 23rd has been cancelled. We will bring our favorite fellas back in 2021! For more information on refund options, please call the Box Office at 229-931-0001 (Tues--Fri//11a--4p). Performance cancellations are never ideal, but the band, their agent, and all of us here at the Rylander Theatre appreciate your patronage and your understanding.

Due to international travel/quarantine restrictions and other Covid-19 related factors, the JigJam concert rescheduled f...
08/17/2020

Due to international travel/quarantine restrictions and other Covid-19 related factors, the JigJam concert rescheduled for Friday, 8/21 is cancelled. For more information on refund options, please call the Box Office at 229-931-0001. Performance cancellations are never ideal, but the band, their agency, and all of us here at the Rylander Theatre appreciate your patronage and your understanding.

08/14/2020

Happy 100th Birthday to
Ms. Lela Belle Wilson, a longtime Rylander volunteer and joyful, smiling face.

CASTING CALL: This is a courtesy post. For additional information and references please contact the filmmaker directly.
07/28/2020

CASTING CALL:
This is a courtesy post. For additional information and references please contact the filmmaker directly.

We are so pleased to share this Op-Ed written by Janet Ivey, President of Explore Mars, Inc and creator of the online As...
07/23/2020
Why Persevere — to Mars? (Op-Ed)

We are so pleased to share this Op-Ed written by Janet Ivey, President of Explore Mars, Inc and creator of the online Astronaut Academy that we are hosting for our area students this summer. Friendsofthe RylanderTheatre

We could all use some Perseverance right now.

Janet's Planet
07/23/2020

Janet's Planet

Meet #Vincent and #Stephen #FutureAstronauts! Here they are with their Mars Habitats built using their 3DuxDesign kits! We are having so much fun at our #JPVirtualAstronautAcademy! 100% Star Stuff these guys! Your smiles are as wide as the galaxy!
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Siegel Artist Management
#STEM
#steam
#futureastronauts
#spaceinspires

Way to go Ava! This week we will be sharing photos and videos of the participants in @Janet’s Planet Online Astronaut Ac...
07/22/2020

Way to go Ava! This week we will be sharing photos and videos of the participants in @Janet’s Planet Online Astronaut Academy sponsored by the Friendsofthe RylanderTheatre. We are so excited to be on this new adventure!

Meet #STEMgirl #AVA a #futureastronaut! Talk about a girl who loves science and space! She is indeed 100% STAR STUFF! Another stellar student in our #jpvirtualastronautacademy! From charting Mung Bean growth to building her space habitat with a 3DuxDesign kit!
#STEM
#steam
#SpaceInspires
The Rylander Theatre
Siegel Artist Management

07/15/2020

Our phones are down at the moment so if you need to contact us please send an email to rylanderboxoffice @ gmail . com.

The Malpass Brothers
07/03/2020

The Malpass Brothers

Our fans are in for a real treat tomorrow night! Share with your friends.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with us in a virtual concert live from The Clayton Center. The free live stream begins at 7:00 PM/EDT on Saturday, July 4.

(The concert is free; but you can support The Malpass Brothers with a donation via PayPal at paypal.me/malpassbrothers).

The Rylander Theatre is sad to announce that the upcoming summer 2020 residency with Missoula Children's Theatre - featu...
06/03/2020

The Rylander Theatre is sad to announce that the upcoming summer 2020 residency with Missoula Children's Theatre - featuring performances of their original work, "The Frog Prince" - has been cancelled. This decision, enacted by the Rylander Theatre staff, was not made lightly and done in the best interest of our patrons, both child and adult, as well as our staff. This annual tradition was difficult to let go of, but our staff knows it will return to delight our community again in the future.

In the meantime, the Rylander Theatre staff is researching digital content and performances to provide our patrons until such time as live events can once again be presented safely. Any new information on upcoming events and presentations such as these will be found on our page and on our website (rylander.org). Until then, we hope you and yours continue to be healthy and safe!

Last week, the Rylander Theatre lost a beloved volunteer member: Jean Deriso.  Jean was an active volunteer for the thea...
06/01/2020

Last week, the Rylander Theatre lost a beloved volunteer member: Jean Deriso. Jean was an active volunteer for the theatre since it's reopening in 1999, as well as a staunch supporter of the theatre and the arts. Her vivacious spirit and dedication was infectious, and her presence will be well and truly missed by her Rylander Theatre family. Rest well, ma'am.

(Photo obtained through Jean Deriso's page.)

05/31/2020
Americus Georgia Police Department

Americus Georgia Police Department

This afternoon the Mainstreet Director sent an email to downtown merchants encouraging them to make sure their stores are locked up and to leave some lights on as a precaution in light of all the unrest across the country. Sadly, a few people have hijacked that message and posted that the police department is expecting riots in downtown. A few even made up stories that we’ve already had riots in downtown Americus. None of this is true. We have NO information about planned events and don’t expect any. We are, however, adding a couple of patrols downtown just to be safe. PLEASE don’t spread misinformation. If the police department wants to send out a message to the public, we will do so ourselves.

05/26/2020

Interested in online camps/classes for kids with professional performers/musicians/artists this summer? Give us a ❤️ for yes.

The Indigo Girls
05/25/2020

The Indigo Girls

Tune in tomorrow night to watch Amy co-host the "Georgia on My Mind" virtual concert to benefit the Georgia Music Foundation. Featuring performances by Brandi Carlile, Amy Grant, Indigo Girls, and many other incredible artists. Tuesday, May 26th at 8pm EST.

PBS releases 20 additional Broadway musicals, plays, and concerts for free streaming for just two weeks - Stream Broadwa...
05/16/2020
PBS releases 20 additional Broadway musicals, plays, and concerts for free streaming for just two weeks - Stream Broadway Shows & Musicals Online | Filmed on Stage

PBS releases 20 additional Broadway musicals, plays, and concerts for free streaming for just two weeks - Stream Broadway Shows & Musicals Online | Filmed on Stage

PBS announced today the second wave of free musicals, plays, and concerts that are now available for FREE streaming. The network plans to add more selections throughout the next two months with produc...

COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide
05/15/2020
COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide

COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide

Discover the science behind why art is an essential tool to support our health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.

There’s an old superstition to never say the name of this play inside a theatre!
05/12/2020
Macbeth | Full Episode | Great Performances | PBS

There’s an old superstition to never say the name of this play inside a theatre!

Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood star in a gripping production of Shakepeare's Macbeth. Their Tony-nominated performances were filmed for television.

05/12/2020
Hamilton

Hamilton

Shout it to the rooftops! The original Broadway production of Hamilton, filmed LIVE onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, is now coming exclusively to Disney+ this July 3rd. #Hamilfilm

05/11/2020
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

Check out our friends from the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra tonight @ 8pm.

Join us tonight for a special concert for our mothers. Hit that "Get Reminder" button and we'll see you back here soon!

Rodgers & Hammerstein
05/08/2020

Rodgers & Hammerstein

TONIGHT! Join Rodgers & Hammerstein, Playbill, and BroadwayHD for #RNHMovieNight!

Available for FREE to watch on BroadwayHD in the United States, start streaming The King and I starring Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, and Ruthie Ann Miles tonight at 8pm ET! Watch here: bit.ly/RNHMovieNightKingAndI

While the movie is free for everyone to enjoy, we encourage you to consider making a donation to support The Actors Fund by visiting www.ActorsFund.org/TheKingAndI!

TheaterMania
04/29/2020
TheaterMania

TheaterMania

If you haven't had a good cry today, here's your chance.

Address

310 W Lamar St
Americus, GA
31709

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(229) 931-0001

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How I wish your presenter series was offered on Saturday nights for those of us who live out of your area and work on Fridays - can't get there on a Friday night. Saw Shrek the musical - love coming to Americus.
Any idea what the First Friday film will be? Three days left!