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Haunted Historic Theatre Tours

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Join us for this year’s Haunted Historic Theatre Tours as we investigate the unexplainable happenings, murmurs, and ghosts that lurk in the wings during the month of October.


Take the tour if you dare with our staff and Hill City Paranormal (HCP) team leading the way as we explore the life and death of Fred Dabney, an Academy employee from the early 1900s. HCP has hosted several investigations in our theatre, each time revealing mysterious artifacts, photos, and sightings of Fred. Learn more about what they have found, and the bone-chilling places Fred has surfaced in our theatre over the past year.


Every Wednesday beginning September 29 through October, you can experience the chilling haunting of the Historic Theatre on our exclusive Haunted Theatre Tour! Be prepared for goosebumps, and remember: as long as you stay with the group, you’ll be just fine.


Each walking tour lasts around 45 minutes, and concessions are open prior to each tour. Tours are limited to 45 persons per tour and are ADA accessible. We recommend children ages 12+.  The first 100 ticket buyers will receive one free commemorable cup with their purchase!



Health & Safety Guidelines

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-safety-guidelines/.




Event dates:

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021


Tour Times:

6:00 PM

6:45 PM

7:30 PM

8:15 PM





$10.00 plus taxes and fees


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



Sponsored By:

The Framatome, Inc. Family Friendly Series

Supported by Jamerson-Lewis Construction

Academy Center of the Arts



Supported by the BWXT Access Program








Know Before You Go:


Age Requirement

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

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.

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To volunteer for this event, contact [email protected]

Historic Academy Theatre