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Empty Bowls 2021

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Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre
August 21 @ 11:00 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 has made the decision to remove food and beverage service from the 2021 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.



The Thirteenth Annual Empty Bowls event to benefit the Lynchburg Daily Bread will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, at the Academy Center of the Arts Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre. 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 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.


For more information, please contact Ted Batt, Director of Visual Arts, 528-3256, ext. 127.




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Health & Safety Guidelines

In order to protect those in attendance, enhanced safety measures and protocols will be in place including contactless digital ticketing and face-covering requirements for staff and volunteers. To learn more about health and safety guidelines at the Academy Center of the Arts, please click here




Early Bird Tickets: $27.00 plus taxes and fees

General Admission Tickets: $18.00 plus taxes and fees


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 2021. Proceeds to benefit the Lynchburg Daily Bread.


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



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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].

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. Visit this link to learn more.

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:

Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.

Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Friday, 12pm – 5pm, 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 fees and taxes.


To volunteer for this event, contact [email protected]



Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre
August 21 @ 11:00 am
$20 – $30


At the Academy Center of the Arts, the health and safety of our patrons, staff, performers, and volunteers is our priority. Like you, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 and its current impact on our community, and are following CDC guidelines and recommendations from local authorities and the Virginia Department of Health.

In response to current CDC recommendations, the requests of our performing artists, and to protect our community, everyone entering the Academy Center of the Arts’ facilities for Academy ticketed performances, classes, and gallery activities will be required to wear a face mask as of September 17, 2021.

– Guests must remain masked at all times, however, masks can be removed momentarily only when eating or drinking.

– Masks must fit snugly and cover the wearer’s nose and mouth.

– Masks will be readily available in our lobbies, galleries, and classrooms for patrons in need.

Upcoming events that require COVID-19 Vaccination OR Proof of Negative COVID-19 Diagnostic test result are listed at academycenter.org/health-safety-guidelines/.

Any patrons with tickets to an Academy performance that do not wish to comply with our current policies may receive a full refund through our Box Office, M-F, 12PM – 5PM, by phone at (434) 846-8499 or by email at [email protected].