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The John Astin Theatre

photo of Merrick Barn - Astin Theatre

The John Astin Theatre is located in the historic Merrick Barn, at the center of Homewood Campus. The 104-seat theatre, with a classic proscenium stage, hosts all JHU Theatre productions. Merrick Barn is also home to the Undergraduate Program in Theatre Arts & Studies.

Visitors can park in the South Garage, located under the Decker Quadrangle on Wyman Park Drive. The garage is fully automated and open 24 hours. The pay station is in the vestibule next to the Parking Office. The weekend flat rate is $8.

Drivers may first drop their passengers at the Merrick Barn and then drive to the South Garage. It is a 10-minute walk from the South Garage to the Merrick Barn.

Use Google Maps to find the theatre.

Head shot of John Astin

John Astin

Our theatre is named for John Astin, A&S ’52, the longtime Director of JHU Theatre. Astin has had a long and distinguished acting career, on Broadway, as a character actor in TV and film, and as the star of TV’s The Addams Family. Astin returned to Johns Hopkins and served as Homewood Professor of the Arts, and Director of Theatre Arts and Studies, from 2001 until 2021.