Based on guidance from health authorities and government agencies, and based that the theatre is at full capacity for this performance, the Academy Center of the Arts is implementing new safety measures. All patrons will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (second shot at least 14 days before the event) or take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48-hours before the event and provide proof of negative result to door staff prior to entering the venue. All patrons are required to wear masks inside the venue at all times except when consuming food or beverage in designated locations. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted.
Ticket holders that are unable or unwilling to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of COVID-19 diagnostic negative test result may contact the Box Office in advance by phone at (434) 846-8499, M-F, 12PM-5PM, or by email at [email protected]
The Academy Center of the Arts ask that any visitors exhibiting signs of illness, fever, or those in direct contact with the COVID-19 virus stay home. Refunds may be facilitated through our Box Office, M-F, 12PM – 5PM, by phone at (434) 846-8499 or by email at [email protected]
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our community and the Artists that visit our venues.
For additional questions, please email or call our Box Office, open 12PM – 5PM Monday through Friday by phone at (434) 846-8499.
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.
Sedaris will speak for 60 minutes, followed by 20-30 minutes of audience Q&A and a post-show book signing in the lobby.
Note that photos are prohibited during the event and post-show book signing in the lobby.
Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs.
In order to protect those in attendance, enhanced safety measures and protocols will be in place including contactless digital ticketing, face mask requirements for patrons, staff, and volunteers, and all Academy staff are fully vaccinated. To learn more about health and safety guidelines at the Academy Center of the Arts, visit academycenter.org/health-
Obstructed: $15.00 plus taxes and fees
Value: $40.00 plus taxes and fees
Standard: $45.00 plus taxes and fees
Premium: $55.00 plus taxes and fees
Box Seats: $75.00 plus taxes and fees
To view our seating map for the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, click here. Please note that members of the Military and Educators receive a 10% discount on tickets online and by phone.
For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.
Know Before You Go:
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.
Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.
The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].
Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.
All indoor performances scheduled at the Academy Center of the Arts normally take place as planned unless otherwise stated.
Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. The parking map above shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.
Please note: If attending an event or performance after 5pm or on weekends, Lot 2 (Pacific Life Lot) and Lot 12 (Regional Business Alliance) are free and open to for public use. We suggest utilizing these lots, which are closest to the Academy Center of the Arts and within walking distance.
All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:
Will Call: Tickets will be held at “will call” at the Box Office up to one hour before the show.
Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.
Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.
Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Friday 12:00pm – 5:00pm, and have us print your tickets for you.
All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.
All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.
Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Visit this link to signup to volunteer, or contact Tremayne Edwards, [email protected], for more information.