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Transforming the Lyceum Theater

At Vanguard University, your story matters. The theater program at Vanguard University takes pride in telling stories that move the heart, challenge the mind, and honor Christ. You make story telling possible through your generous donations to both the Lyceum Theater and the productions. Thank you for your ongoing and generous support.

Two champions, along with the support of many, have made improvements to our theater possible. Thank you to The James L. Stamps Foundation for a grant of $100,000 and an additional $100,000 gift from Ed and Dr. Dixie Arnold. Phase One of the theater transformation is complete. Permanent, padded seats and carpet were added to the interior of the theater. In addition, structural improvements for the safety of our performers has been completed.

You can make Phase Two possible! A new lobby with restrooms and a backstage with space for dressing rooms, costume, make up, and scenic design will be added. For more information on the campaign to transform the Lyceum theater, please visit or contact Vice President for University Advancement Kelly Kannwischer at 714-966-5451.

You make it possible for Vanguard to serve both the community and students with the gift of Christian theater. You are invited to partner with Vanguard as a Friend of the Lyceum Theater. Your tax-deductible gifts expand our ability to stage excellent, family-friendly productions. Your donations may be given online at, by calling Kristine Fray at 714-966-5443, or by mailing it to Vanguard University 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Thank you!