This is our 30th Anniversary year
The box office opens on Tuesday of the week prior to opening night Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1:00pm - 3: 00pm at the theatre front door.
Who is Claire vg Thomas?
When the Dutch Village Mall was created in Lynden in 1987 by Jim and Carolyn Wynstra, and Judd Rinsema, it contained a 160-seat theatre named after a Queen of the Netherlands, Juliana, who reigned from 1948-1980. The original theatre was in keeping with the Dutch theme of the City of Lynden.
Claire vg Thomas, with the help of theatre-loving friends, established the Lynden Performing Arts Guild. The guild has become a huge artistic success, putting on at least four productions a year lasting several weeks each, and playing to full houses
Claire VanderGriend was born in Lynden in 1917. She started playing the piano at age 5, and became an accomplished pianist and organist, with an eventual Masters Degree in Music. Her early career years were in New York where she was employed by the world-famous team of Rodgers & Hammerstein! From 1947 to 1949, she provided piano accompaniment for all those who auditioned for roles in their musicals.
Where are we located?
Only 20 minutes north of Bellingham.
Go north on Guide Meridian 12 miles to Lynden.
Turn right onto Front Street.
The theatre is located at 655 Front St. in the Dutch Village Mall on the right.
Look for the turning windmill!