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Historic Academy Theatre
October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$25 – $207


Academy Presents:

Seven Things I’ve Learned

An Evening with Ira Glass



About the Show:


Ira Glass comes to Lynchburg, VA for an emotional and thought-provoking performance of his captivating stage show Seven Things I’ve Learned, sponsored by BWX Technologies, Inc., Baird, IWT, and WVTF. Using audio clips, music and video, Ira will share the personal stories of Americans from all walks of life and deliver a unique talk on the lessons he’s learned during his career as a storyteller.


Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life, heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast. He’s also one of the editors of the podcasts Serial and S-Town.


During this presentation, Ira will mix stories live onstage, showcasing his creative process for the audience. Audience members will learn what inspires him to create, what drives the work he does and how success and failure has impacted his career and life decisions.


Limited tickets are available. Grab tickets in advance at academycenter.org or by clicking the link below.






Standard Seats: $25.00

*Premium Seats: $107.00 SOLD OUT

**Box Seats : $207.00 SOLD OUT


*Premium seats include access to the Preshow Reception with Ira Glass, beginning at 6:00pm.

**Box Seats include access to the Preshow Reception and Postshow Meet & Greet Access with Ira Glass.


To view our seating map for the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, click here.


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



Sponsored By:


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.

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.



Historic Academy Theatre
October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$25 – $207