When it comes to theatre what do you think of? Music? Entertainment? Relaxation? Escape from everyday life, even if just for a little while? Artist Connection Theatre desires to create a place where you can explore your creativity as an actor/performer and, for our audience,  we desire to entertain you through family friendly productions.

Our Approach

The first step in accomplishing our vision will be to perform six productions a year.  To do this, for each production we will:

  • Hold auditions
  • Schedule rehearsals
  • Promote performance dates and times

Our vision also includes developing over time:

  • After school activities
  • Workshops led by people experienced in theatre
  • Education classes for beginner to seasoned actors (all ages)
  • Instructional classes in different arts areas


My name is Lori Newton. I am the founder of  Artist Connection Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida. I have five children, and four of them are heavily involved in the arts. Through the years, I have found that developing their talents is an investment that can be costly, piano lessons, vocal lessons, dance classes, etc.

In 2012 the dream to establish a community theatre began. This dream includes a place that gives anyone an opportunity to inexpensively develop talents and gifts.  As the years passed, the dream grew stronger and stronger. Finally, in January of 2017, I began the process of incorporation and became a non-profit organization (501c3). I envision that one day, as the theatre grows, there will be after school programs for children/teens and summer workshops for all ages to enjoy the arts.

This is a journey I will never forget and I thank my God for it every day.

We would love for YOU to get involved! You can go to Donate tab and register to give monthly or a one time gift. You can also get involved by volunteering your own talents to make each production a great success. The most important thing you can do is pray for us as we strive to reach people and glorify the living God.