Lyceum Events, Lectureships & Festivals

Each year, Emory & Henry features close to 100 concerts, lectures, theatre and dance performances, films, exhibits, and poetry readings that help to complete your academic experience. The vast majority of these events are part of the college's popular Lyceum program. In addition, we host a literary festival and several endowed lecture series.

  • Note to E&H students:

    You are admitted free to all events with the exception of Barter Theatre plays, for which your ticket price is discounted. You must present your E&H ID (or other photo identification) both before and after each on-campus event for which you want Lyceum credit. When attending eligible Arts Array films at the Cinemall or plays at the Barter Theatre, retain your ticket stub and present it within a week at the CSA office for credit. Each event listed in this booklet carries one Lyceum credit unless otherwise noted in the event description. *See below for McGlothlin Center for the Arts events ticket information. More questions about Lyceum credit? Call the Centralized Student Assistance Office, 276.944.6105. 
  • Tickets for McGlothlin Center for the Arts events (*): 

    • E&H students and employees: Events are free to E&H students, faculty and staff (one ticket per student; two tickets per faculty/staff member for each event). Questions about the MCA events or ticketing? Call the E&H Box Office, 276.944.6333. 
    • Tickets: Tickets can be reserved starting three weeks before each event. You must claim your tickets in person at the Box Office with E&H ID. The Box Office is open from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to events. 
    • General admission: Tickets may be purchased online at Guest Artist Series: $23 / 17% subscription discount. E&H Theatre Department Productions: $15. E&H Music Department Concerts: $8. Ticket prices include handling. 
    • Events requiring tickets: Guest Artist Series Performance: PUSH Physical Theatre (Feb. 19); E&H Department of Theatre Performance: Disgraced (Feb. 25-28); Guest Artist Series Performance: Taylor 2 (Mar. 16); E&H Department of Music Concert: Durufle’s Requiem & Lenten Motets (Mar. 19); E&H Department of Music Concert: Spring Symphonic Band Concert (Mar. 20); Guest Artist Series Performance: Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass (Apr. 1); E&H Department of Theatre Performance: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Apr. 14-17); E&H Department of Music Concert: South African Send-Off (Mar. 24).
  • Members of the Public:

    All Lyceum events are open to the broader community. Events are free with the exception of McGlothlin Center for the Arts events (listed above) which require general admission tickets (prices above). If there are questions about handicapped accessibility, call 276.944.6810. 
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Reynolds Lectureship

Reynolds Lectureship

The Richard Joshua Reynolds Lectureship in the Humanities was established through the generosity of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The lectureship is named in honor of an alumnus of Emory & Henry College, R. J. Reynolds (1850-1918), who attended the College during the 1860s. Mr. Reynolds was noted for his philanthropy in the fields of education and public service in the South. The lectureship presents annually scholars and artists who have distinguished themselves in the humanities.

Blackwell Lectureship

Blackwell Lectureship

The Bays Blackwell Lecture Series was established in 1960 by Robert Lee Blackwell (A.B., LL.D. Emory & Henry College, LL.B. Harvard University) as a memorial to his father.  Mr. Blackwell asked that the college offer a series of lectures by “outstanding figures in the field of political science or statecraft.”  He hoped these presentations would “foster and preserve . . . the historic form of the government of the United States, to promote the initiative, self-reliance and freedom of the people thereof, to keep before them the lessons which history offers for the guidance of each new generation."