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East Lynne Theater Company

Professional Equity Theater in Cape May, NJ

Member overview

Celebrating The American Spirit on Stage since 1980!

One of the top 75 theaters offering summer productions in  North AmericaThe New York Times

East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) is an Equity Professional Theater located in Cape May, New Jersey.  Named after a popular melodrama of the 19th Century, East Lynne was founded in 1980 to resurrect plays from America’s theatrical past.  Over the years, our mission has expanded to include contemporary work on American themes.

East Lynne is a bridge:

Between the past and the present.
By presenting stories from the past, East Lynne creates a better understanding of the present.

Between Cape May’s residents and visitors.
East Lynne attracts and welcomes visitors to culturally vibrant, and historic Cape May, New Jersey.

Between artists and the community.
By bringing theater artists of the highest caliber from elsewhere together with local artists and audiences, East Lynne provides a unique, compelling theatrical experience.

Between diverse audience members, seniors and students. 
As future steward of the former Allen AME Church, East Lynne is committed to honoring the Black History of Cape May. Through programming, collaboration, student workshops, and outreach, East Lynne promotes meaningful connections between all people.

Venue details

  • ELTC at Cape May Presbyterian Church

    Venue Address:
    500 Hughes Street at Decatur
    Cape May, NJ 08204

    • Accessible Restrooms

      There is one and it is on the same floor as the performance space.
    • Number of Wheelchair-Only Seating Locations

    • Elevator Access

    • Accessible Parking

      There are 2 spaces on concrete, well-marked, near the door to the elevator which takes one to the 2nd floor where the performance space is located.
    • Audience Accessibility Services

      We offer large-print playbills. Copies of scripts are available and may be delivered through e-mail, snail-mail, or hand delivered, with minimum 5-days notice. Sign language interpreted performances are available, with two-weeks notice. Sensory seminars are offered upon request and require usually at least eight hours notice. The patron is asked to be at the theater at least an hour before the play begins. There is accessible seating for service animals. An infrared audio amplification system is installed and receivers are available at the box office.
  • Location given when reservation is made

Ticket Offers

General Admission is $35.  The $30 ticket price is good for seniors (age 62 and over) and those with disabilities plus two companions. The $20 ticket price is good for full-time students and military (active/retired/veteran.) Ages 12 and under are free.

Education Offerings

We offer a Summer Student Workshop for ages 11 – 16 that culminates in a student production, offered admission-free for the community.  For more information, please check our website, call or e-mail ELTC.

Upcoming performances

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