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Opened in 1921, closed for 40 years... then a total renovation in 1999.


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Moller Organ

The 1928 restored Moller theater pipe organ. It is one of only two theater pipe organs in Georgia theaters.

In accordance with Gov. Kemp's Executive Orders, the Rylander Theatre remains closed to the public. 

The productions postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak have all been rescheduled as follows: 

JigJam (Friends of the Rylander Presenter Series) August 21

Dreamgirls (Sumter Players, Inc.) October 1--4

The Malpass Brothers (Friends of the Rylander Presenter Series) October 23


We hope to announce the 2020-2021 Presenter Series lineup later this summer. In the meantime, we are exploring ways to stay connected and engaged with our patrons and community. Follow us on Facebook for more theatre arts related content. And to support the Rylander Theatre please use the "Donate Now" button located on the left.