The Flynn


153 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401 Visit Website | 802-863-5966 |


Ages: All Ages Cost: Each performance, event or camp vary Parking: Yes

Summer camp registration opened Feb. 3, 2024. 

Burlington's "Wonder Theatre" was established in 1930 as a state-of-the-art vaudeville and motion pictures venue. The Flynn has endured a zigzagging history to become the renowned, world-class performing arts center it is today.

Arts education is an essential part of the Flynn's mission. They work hard to overcome barriers to participation, because everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the wonder and joy of creative expression.

Check their current list of classes and camps here


49 reviews
  • February 9, 2023
    "Great place to see kids shows. Comfortable seats and good views from most places."
    - Emily3742
  • February 9, 2023
    "So many wonderful experiences shows and all around fun"
    - Cparent1989
  • February 8, 2023
    "Great venue for kids and adults! It's nice to have the availability of shows coming to our area and to be able to have that family experience!"
    - S.M.
  • February 7, 2023
    "It’s a great place to see shows with or without kids!"
  • February 7, 2023
    "Such great events for children!!"
    - Ashleys
  • February 7, 2023
    "The Flynn has been a fun, accessible venue to see some of our favorite characters come to life. We find it helpful to check Find & Go Seek for updates of shows/events upcoming at the Flynn! Fun for all in the family."
    - L Hull
  • February 7, 2023
    "The Flynn is a staple of Burlington! I loved going to shows as a child myself and now I love bringing my own children! The historic feel inside is amazing to experience every single time you visit. Shows brought to the theater have such a wide, diverse background and fit everyone’s needs. Love this place."
  • February 7, 2023
    "We absolutely love the Flynn! My daughter and I saw the Nutcracker twice and both times the staff was extremely helpful and kind from the moment we walked until we left."
    - Alidupont318
  • February 7, 2023
    "We love going to the Flynn. My daughter really enjoyed the Nutcracker. Bluey is one show that her and her 10 year old brother would watch together, so we would love to see the show if possible!"
    - Writeras1029
  • February 7, 2023
    "We love the Flynn! The family programming is amazing, the tours are carefully curated, and the school programs/education are second to none."
    - alovejoy13
  • February 6, 2023
    "Great venue to see shows in Burlington. You can see pretty good from any seat and sound is good."
    - miros8a
  • February 20, 2020
    "The Flynn is an amazing theater right in our small downtown! The Flynn is our summer home, with so many great camps it's hard to choose. We highly recommend any show, camp, performance you can get tickets to. And there's no bad seat in the theater. Go now!"
    - roosta73
  • January 27, 2020
    "A great venue for all manner of shows!!"
    - Linda T.
  • January 4, 2019
    "Great place to see shows with kids!"
    - Handubie
  • January 4, 2019
    "Great place to spend family time! Nice variety of performers and Summer Camps as well!"
    - Meli-VT
  • January 3, 2019
    "I have hosted an event at the Flynn for years and attend many with my family. It is a welcoming venue...great seating and amenities! I appreciate the diversity of the show schedule as well."
    - KBC
  • January 3, 2019
    "So thankful to have a local venue bringing kid-friendly shows to our area. With our long Vermont winters, it's nice to have special activities to combat cabin fever!"
    - Jlynn
  • January 3, 2019
    "The Flynn Center is a cultural resource that brings together community members of all ages. The beautifully restored Art Deco building is centrally located and artfully showcases talented artists from around the world. The seats are a little close together but the front row balcony has a little extra leg room and great views. I love giving tickets to shows as a gift for friends and family!"
    - partyofFUN
  • January 3, 2019
    "The Flynn Center is an essential element in the NVT community. While it's great for parents to get out and catch a show, it's even cooler to me that it serves as a place for our 3-year-old to be inspired by the arts. From the kids' programming to shows like the Nutcracker, the Flynn serves as a special place which will remain near and dear to our little one for decades to come! Love it!"
    - 12monthsofsnow
  • January 3, 2019
    "The Flynn is ALWAYS a great time for people of ALL ages. My husband and I have enjoyed date nights. My BFF and I have enjoyed Girls Night Out and my son and the family have enjoyed family time. A trip to the Flynn always creates lots of love and smiles."
    - Missy8399
  • January 3, 2019
    "Very beautiful and classy theater with comfy seating. Classes are fun and informative and the showcase at the end is great to watch! I recommend visiting the Flynn!"
    - Greyfaery
  • January 3, 2019
    "We are so lucky to have the amazing opportunities that the Flynn offers for families and children right here in Vermont! Outstanding entertainment and enrichment at a level you would find in big cities. Kids here really benefit."
    - Jean White
  • January 3, 2019
    "We love going to the Flynn! It doesn’t matter where you sit you will always have a great view! We have seen plays, comedians and orchestras. The location is in beautiful Burlington so grabbing dinner and a show is no problem. I highly recommend trying the Flynn for family entertainment and adult night out."
    - Dperry
  • January 3, 2019
    "We love the Flynn Center for Performing Arts as a venue, especially for kid's events. Not only is it small enough, it is not overwhelming for small children. We have attended many events here and the location is great, parking isn't too bad, and we always have a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend the Flynn for any family looking to catch many of their wonderful concerts, programs, and activities."
    - k.moore120613
  • January 3, 2019
    "We took our kids to Flynn Show Choir this year! It was Fantastic to recognize and support local kids during a fantastic performance of singing and dancing! Highly recommend it and it sells out so buy your tickets early!"
    - Hinesburg family
  • October 27, 2018
    "When we moved to Vermont 25 years ago, I was thrilled to bring our children to Flynn events all through their growing years! Now I am so excited to bring our grandchildren to this wonderful place of education, entertainment, and pure enjoyment!"
    - Grandma on the lake
  • September 7, 2018
    "My kids love attending events at the Flynn! Beautiful theater with a large variety of wonderful shows/performances!"
  • August 26, 2018
    "We love that the Flynn Center has something to offer art enthusiasts of all ages. My son experienced his first live performance at the Flynn last year and it was truly a magical experience. The Flynn continues to amaze me with the variety and quality of shows they offer each year. Attending shows at the Flynn is now a family tradition."
    - Cplant
  • August 25, 2018
    "Amazing!!!!! We have been to a few shows with our kids. They love it!!! Always makes for a great night out. Dinner and a show. The kids also like getting cookies. We give the Flynn two thumbs up!! Five stars. Keep the great shows coming. The Boomhower's"
    - Boomhower's
  • August 25, 2018
    "I remember going to the Flynn as a kid and after moving back to VT am excited for the great line up of shows the Flynn has to offer! Great resource for the community."
    - Cgustie
  • August 24, 2018
    "A gorgeous theater that brings an amazing variety of wonderful events and performances to the Burlington area. Well-maintained, easy to access, and professionally staffed. The Flynn is a treasure!"
    - RachelZellem
  • August 24, 2018
    "I have attended Flynn performances with my children as a parent, as a teacher with my students, and for evenings out with my husband. It is well maintained, extremely family friendly and the staff is helpful and courteous. I appreciate that they provide a variety of performances for all ages!"
    - Abbiebart
  • August 24, 2018
    "Love the Flynn. Such a sweet spot. can't wait to spend time with my kids here."
    - ALJS323
  • August 24, 2018
    "The Flynn is amazing! It's got everything my family enjoys! We make sure to go a few times a year!"
    - DKMama
  • August 24, 2018
    "They have so many great shows for every age. We are so lucky to have them!"
    - NYmom
  • August 23, 2018
    "My kids both went for a summer camp when they were little and had the best experience ever!"
    - elizaraven
  • August 23, 2018
    "The Flynn is always a great experience! The atmosphere is always welcoming and warm! We plan to visit many more times!"
    - sammvt
  • August 11, 2015
    "You can't get better than the Flynn. My daughter and I have enjoyed outstanding artistic performance and classes from some of the most talented people from around the world."
  • August 18, 2012
    "Love, love, love the Flynn!! Can't wait to visit after the remodeling they have done. I have taken my nieces and nephews to several shows... many memories!"
    - Cheryl B
  • February 17, 2010
    "My daughter attended Fairy Tale Ballet and had the most amazing experience. Her teachers formed a bond that was so sweet to see. They only have a week! She learned about dance in a very relaxed atmosphere and the students were encouraged to try dance at their own pace. The fairy tale aspect was delightful. I expected quality from the Flynn programs and was not disappointed!"
    - blkdogs
  • November 20, 2009
    "What would Burlington be without the Flynn Theatre? Each year they bring to our community multiple youth and family productions. As well, they provide summer camps and classes throughout the year. The venue itself is so grand with its stylish modernism. The Art Deco MainStage was fully restored in 2000. This has been a great way to introduce our children to the arts from a very young age."
    - missmagpie
  • August 14, 2009
    "We have been to shows many times such as David Copperfield and many shows based off books. Our son has a special need and the theater has always been welcoming to our family. We would love to see more kids shows but are glad that the Flynn does as many as they have."
    - Autism mom
  • August 13, 2009
    "I am a grandmother of (4) wonderful children and I am the one who can't wait to be a chaperone with a group of kids, I know I have just as much fun if not more than they do. What a great way to expose them at a young age the diversity of theater and the captivating show. I am a Huge Eric Carle fan and can't wait until his stuff comes around again. Thanks Flynn for the adventures in dreamland."
    - Nonnie
  • August 13, 2009
    "The Flynn does a great job bringing high quality performances for children to Burlington. My son has particularly enjoyed the Eric Carle puppet shows (I was as entertained as he was). Just being in the beautiful theater at the Flynn has itself been a cultural experience for my kids."
    - 2VTkids
  • August 12, 2009
    "The Flynn venue is a unique & beautiful with the art deco decor intact; My husband and I have attended a few Capitol steps concerts, Lyric productions, and have found the staff to be quite helpful. Sometimes parking can be tricky, but downtown Burlington's parking is left to be desired at times."
    - goatette
  • August 11, 2009
    "I LOVE the Flynn for the variety of works they bring to Burlington. Rarely have I had a bad seat and the staff and volunteers are always courteous and friendly. Occasionally ticket prices are above my budget, but I understand how expensive it is to bring in touring shows."
    - foundbeautystudio
  • August 11, 2009
    "My wife and I moved back to Vermont because of the Flynn. The quality and variety of performances are far superior to any other city of Burlington's size. Great acoustics, not a bad seat in the house, and pink art deco walls! What else could anyone want?"
    - lucyandmiles
  • August 11, 2009
    "We've really enjoyed our visits to the Flynn theatre! The children's programs and shows are wonderful and the theatre itself is beautiful."
    - 4FostersVT
  • April 9, 2008
    "The family and children's shows at the Flynn are excellent. It is a wonderful way to introduce performing arts to your family. Going to a show at the Flynn is very low on the hassle scale- parking nearby, places to eat before or after, and a terrific experience for the family."
    - crystalbubby

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