Signature Speaker Series

Signature Speaker Series

The Wayne Theatre presents Science and History Talks as part of the Signature Speaker Series.

All events begin at 7 p.m. with a Q&A following the presentation. Admission is Pay What You Will. Advance tickets are recommended and may be reserved at no cost.


Upcoming Schedule

  • 9/10/2019: Discoveries about Mercury and Birds in the South River Floodplain, presented by Dr. Dan Cristol, Professor of Biology at William & Mary¬† FLYER
  • 9/24/2019: Founders Day Celebration/Waynesboro Historical Commission with speaker David Geiger
  • 10/15/2019: Grand Caverns and the Karst Geology of our Region w/Josh Rubenstin & Scott Wahlquist
  • 10/29/2019: Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island presented by Earl Swift, Author
  • 11/12/2019: Sustainable Habitat for Bats with Rick Reynolds, Wildlife Biologist, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
  • 1/14/2020: Sustainable Habitat for Bees and Other Pollinators w/ Kal Ivanov, Curator for Invertebrate Zoology at Virginia Museum of Natural History
  • 1/28/2020: The McKenzies: a concert and history of folk instruments all in one (sponsored by Bob & Mary Beirne Nutt)
  • 2/11/2020: Protecting and Restoring the Cowbane Prairie Wetland Reserve w/Tyler Urgo, Shenandoah Valley Region Steward, VA Department of Conservation & Recreation
  • 2/25/2020: Bruce Frank, speaker The history of boxing
  • 3/17/2020: Stream Restoration in the Shenandoah Valley w/Brock Reggi, Specialist with VA Department of Environmental Quality
  • 3/31/2020: Warren Laws: The American Chestnut
  • 4/14/2020: Economic Benefits of Sustainability
  • 4/28/2020: Tree Street Memories – Recollections of a Quintessential Southern Neighborhood

The Science Talks are a partnership with the Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Center for Coldwaters Restoration. The 2019/2020 theme is “The South River-Transformation to Sustainability.”


Upcoming Events

September 19 & 20: An Evening with Garrison Keillor

The Wayne Theatre presents Garrison Keillor on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $55.

September 27: Little Texas (30th Anniversary Tour)

The Wayne Theatre presents three-time Grammy nominated Little Texas on Friday, September 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $55.

October 1: Storm Large

The Wayne Theatre presents Storm Large on Tuesday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $42.

October 4: LIVE @ the Wayne featuring Wayne Henderson

The Wayne Theatre presents LIVE @ the Wayne featuring Wayne Henderson, Helen White and Presley Barker, on October 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

October 5: Echo in the Canyon

The Wayne Theatre presents Echo in the Canyon on Saturday, October 5, at 8 p.m.

October 10: The Return

The Wayne Theatre presents The Return on Thursday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

October 12: Ailey II

The Wayne Theatre presents Ailey II, the next generation of dance, on Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $28 for students and $55 for adults.

October 16: U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors

The Wayne Theatre presents the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors on Wednesday, October 16, at 7 p.m.

October 17-26: Death Trap Dinner Theatre

The Wayne Theatre presents Deathtrap as a Dinner Theatre on October 17-19 and October 25-26, at 6 p.m.

October 19: 2019 IFR (International Fly Fishing Film Festival)

Trout Unlimited presents the International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Saturday, October 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

October 24: VOCES8

The Wayne Theatre presents VOCES8 on Thursday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55.

November 1: Linda Davis & The Scott Family

Linda Davis returns to the Wayne Theatre on Friday, November 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

November 7: The Public

The Wayne Theatre presents The Public on Thursday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m.

November 9: Scott Miller

The Wayne Theatre presents Scott Miller on Saturday, November 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the show.

November 15-24: Disney Beauty and the Beast

The Wayne Theatre presents Disney Beauty and the Beast November 15-17 and November 22-24. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights with 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees each weekend.

November 25: Dailey & Vincent The Joys of Christmas Tour

The Wayne Theatre presents Dailey & Vincent for The Joy of Christmas Tour on Monday, November 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55.

November 30-December 1: Elf Jr. The Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents Elf Jr. The Musical for two performances on Saturday, November 30, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 1, at 3 p.m.

December 13: Wilson Fairchild

The Wayne Theatre presents Wilson Fairchild on Friday, December 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

December 20: The Barefoot Movement

The Wayne Theatre presents The Barefoot Movement on Friday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students.


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