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The Black Experience 2024 to Return to the Flynn Main Stage in February

The Black Experience 2024 at the Flynn is a free event. Registration is recommended.

The Flynn Invites The Community To Participate In Strategic Planning On January 27-29

This month, the Flynn begins the process of creating a strategic plan. This plan will eventually determine and guide the goals of the organization for the next five years.

The Flynn Is Now Accepting Submissions For The Storytelling Mini-Festival *snap*

The Flynn has announced *snap*, a new storytelling mini-festival held in Flynn Space from January 18-20, 2024. *snap* celebrates the power of storytelling and solo performance with a weekend-long festival that includes workshops and solo performances by professional and emerging artists.

The Flynn to Present PLAYING FIELDS, A Series Of Free Community Shows, Next Month

The Flynn has announced the return of the community project called Playing Fields featuring Compagnie Des Quidam, a free multimedia event held on recreation fields at local schools from September 7-14. Playing Fields is a back to school party that also celebrates schools as community centers. Everyone is welcome to attend these special community events.

The Flynn Announces 40th Burlington DISCOVER JAZZ Lineup

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and the Flynn has announced a stellar lineup of events happening all over the city from June 7-11.

Vermont Students Compete In Statewide Poetry Out Loud Events

Students from 22 Vermont high schools, representing 10 counties, travel to the Barre Opera House on Thursday, March 9 to recite poems on stage in the Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2023 Semifinals.

The Flynn Announces Lakecia Benjamin As The Curator Of The 40th Burlington Jazz Festival

From June 7-11, 2023, Vermont celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Burlington Jazz Festival, produced by the Flynn and presented New England Federal Credit Union. The Flynn is thrilled to welcome incredible alto saxophonist, bandleader, and educator Lakecia Benjamin as this year's festival curator.

The Flynn Presents HOT BUTTER, an LGBTQIA+ Disco in Flynn Space

The Flynn has announced Hot Butter, a celebratory disco night extravaganza in Flynn Space on Saturday, February 11. Doors open at 8 pm. To mark Valentine's Day this year, Flynn Space transforms into the hottest LGBTQIA+ night club in Burlington.

The Flynn Hosts A Community Discussion About Policing And Community Safety

The Flynn will host Collaborating Public Safety, a timely community event that features an in-depth discussion about urgent public safety issues and the role of policing. This event is held on the Main Stage on February 23 at 7 pm.

The Black Experience 2023 (BX23) Returns to the Flynn Main Stage Next Month

The Black Experience 2023 (BX23) returns to the Flynn Main Stage on February 25 with a lineup of events scheduled all evening, starting at 5 pm. BX23, Burlington's flagship Black History Month event, serves as a platform to elevate and celebrate Vermont's thriving Black communities. The main programming focuses on three pillars: culture, community, and education. BX23 includes performances, presentations, and fireside conversations.

Hilarious TV Host and Stand-Up Comedian Samantha Bee Comes to the Flynn, May 2023

The Flynn has announced a show by Emmy-winning comedian and TV host Samantha Bee on the Main Stage this spring. Bee brings her Your Favorite Woman tour, her first national tour which features her signature brand of comedy in a multimedia stand-up format, to Burlington on Friday, May 19 at 8 pm.

Clark Russell's RIDDLEVILLE Premieres In The Flynn Gallery

On October 7, the Flynn will unveil Clark Russell's Riddleville as the latest exhibition in the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery.

The Flynn Adds Two Directors to its Leadership Team

The Flynn, a member-supported nonprofit that engages, entertains, and enriches Vermont through the performing arts, announced it has hired Matt Rogers and Kevin Sweeney to be its directors of programming and marketing, respectively.

The Flynn and Vermont Humanities Present Jason Reynolds Next Month

The Flynn, in association with Vermont Humanities, will present Jason Reynolds on the Flynn Main Stage on October 4 at 10:30 am.

Upcoming June Scheduling for Spruce Peak Arts

 We’re saying goodbye to mud season and hello to summer as we look ahead to what’s coming up at Spruce Peak Arts this June. There are a lot of exciting things planned for the summer, so be sure to join our mailing list so you don’t miss a thing! Click here to join our list.

ANASTASIA, LEGALLY BLONDE & More Announced for The Flynn's 2022-2023 Season

The Flynn has announced its 2022-2023 Broadway season, featuring some of the most spectacular shows in Broadway history. It is also the biggest Broadway season the Flynn has presented, with blockbuster shows that appeal to a variety of audiences of all ages.

The Flynn Announces The 2022 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival Lineup

The 2022 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival—produced by the Flynn in association with Burlington City Arts, and presented by New England Federal Credit Union—takes place June 3-12, with events all over Downtown Burlington and beyond. The Flynn will welcome Michael Mwenso, leader of the captivating band Mwenso & The Shakes and co-founder of Electric Root, and his creative partner Jono Gasparro as the curators for this year's festival.

Michael Mwenso Announced as Curator for the 2022 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

This year marks the 39th anniversary of the festival, one of the biggest and most beloved annual events in Vermont. Events take place all over Downtown Burlington from June 3-12. Read more about Michael Mwenso and his movement at flynnvt.org.

The Flynn Launches FlynnZone Kids Hour, Free Shows by Local Artists Each Month

The Flynn has announced a new series for young kids in the community: FlynnZone Kids Hour, free monthly performances for kids ages 3 to 5. Each month, the Flynn invites a different local artist or group to the theater to play a variety of fun and interactive shows in a safe and welcoming environment.

The Flynn Adds Itzhak Perlman, Anaïs Mitchell, and Many More to its Lineup

his new collection of shows is headlined by the world's preeminent violinist Itzhak Perlman on March 29, 2022 and Hadestown creator and folk-rock superstar (and Vermont native) Anaïs Mitchell on February 19, 2022.

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