Dedicated on March 18, 2010, the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center is home to live theatrical performances by the Lynn University's theater arts program and professional Live at Lynn series, Conservatory of Music concerts, and other university-hosted events.
Construction was funded by generous gifts from Elaine Johnson Wold and on behalf of her late husband Keith, along with contributions from individual donors. Mrs. Wold and her family committed $9.3 million for construction of the theater that now bears their names.
Designed by architect Herbert S. Newman, who also designed the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library, the Wold Performing Arts Center was created with meticulous attention to detail. From its majestic, light-filled lobby to its 750-seat main theatre with its curved walls made of cherry wood to resemble the interior of a violin for superb acoustics, the building is at once welcoming and awe-inspiring.