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Empty Bowls 2020

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Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre
August 29, 2020 @ 10:30 am
$20 – $30


In the interest of the welfare of our guests, staff, and volunteers, the Academy Center of the Arts and the Lynchburg Daily Bread have made the decision to remove food and beverage service from the 2020 Empty Bowls event. This decision is in line with public health guidelines regarding COVID-19, recommendations by state and local health authorities, and made with your health and safety in mind.





Empty Bowls 2020 will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 10:30am – 1:30PM in the Warehouse Theatre, 519 Commerce St. While the decision has been made to remove food and beverage service from this event, guests will still be able to pick out their favorite bowl(s) and engage with Lynchburg Daily Bread staff and volunteers.


Guests may also choose to purchase additional bowls and vases while on-site, as inventory allows.


Early Bird ticket holders may line up starting at 10:30am for an 11am – 12:00pm bowl pick up time.


General admission ticket holders may line up starting at 12:00pm for a 12:30pm – 1:30pm bowl pick up time.


Hosting this event, rather than canceling it outright, allows our community to support the Lynchburg Daily Bread in a time of need by donating the value of your tickets back to their organization. We are facing uncertain times as our community grapples with the impact of COVID-19 and organizations like the Daily Bread need the support of our community now more than ever.


For additional questions, please call our Box Office, open 9AM – 5PM Monday through Friday, by phone at (434) 846-8499.




Early Bird Tickets: $30.00

General Admission Tickets: $20.00


Please note that purchasing a ticket to this event includes one (1) bowl or soup mug. Food and beverage service will no longer take place at this event in 2020.


For more information or to purchase tickets, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.



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Academy Center of the Arts
Academy Center of the Arts




Know Before You Go:


Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

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.

Content Advisory

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].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Inclement Weather

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.


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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.

Ticket Policies

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 Thursday & Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm, or Friday   12:00pm – 8:00pm, and have us print your tickets for you.

Tickets held at “will call” that are not picked up by the beginning of the show may be re-sold at the discretion of the Box Office staff.

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 Hilary Duke, [email protected], for more information.



Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre
August 29, 2020 @ 10:30 am
$20 – $30