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In the Light of Led Zeppelin

In the Light of Led Zeppelin

October 23 @ 7:30 pm

    SHOW UPDATE: In the Light of Led Zeppelin to be Rescheduled due to COVID Illness in Band In the Light of Led Zeppelin has been rescheduled to October 23, 2021, at 7:30 PM in the Historic Academy Theatre. The Academy Center of the Arts will not be open on Thursday, August 5th. While it's unfortunate to reschedule events, we look forward to hosting you when the time is right. Your tickets have been automatically transferred to the new…

Haunted Historic Theatre Tours

October 27 @ 6:00 pm

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p7lWm5YPu4     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…

Haunted Historic Theatre Tours

October 27 @ 6:45 pm

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p7lWm5YPu4     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…

Haunted Historic Theatre Tours

October 27 @ 7:30 pm

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p7lWm5YPu4     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…

Haunted Historic Theatre Tours

October 27 @ 8:15 pm

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p7lWm5YPu4     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…

Louie Anderson Lynchburg

CANCELED: Louie Anderson

November 4 @ 7:30 pm

  Due to unforeseen circumstances, Louie Anderson's performance on November 4, 2021, has been rescheduled. The new date for the show is to be determined in the near future.   Refunds will be available at the point of purchase for all ticket buyers. Contact the Academy Center of the Arts' Box Office for more information.   While it’s disappointing to reschedule an upcoming event, we look forward to coming together again as a community when the time is right.  

First Fridays

November 5 @ 5:00 pm

  The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to present a new gallery exhibition each month featured in our Academy Galleries.   Join the Academy every First Friday of the month from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, as we unveil our latest art exhibits, featuring an array of local, regional and national artists presenting their works in various mediums.   The Ann White Academy and Up Front Galleries are both located on the first floor of the Patricia Harrington…

Opera on the James Presents: Rossini’s Barber of Seville

November 12 @ 7:30 pm

    Based on guidance from health authorities and government agencies, the Producer for this performance 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…

Opera on the James Presents: Rossini’s Barber of Seville

November 14 @ 3:00 pm

    Based on guidance from health authorities and government agencies, the Producer for this performance 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…

Champions Of Magic

November 18 @ 7:30 pm

  Break away from the screen and experience live entertainment like never before with Champions Of Magic – an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special effects. Described by the press as ‘The Avengers of magic’ catch the only team of magicians in the world as they present their original, phenomenal ensemble illusions.    The Champions Of Magic cast presents incredible interactive magic, a daring escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to…

Building Bridges Talent Showcase

November 19 @ 7:30 pm

    Celebrate local talent with Building Bridges Productions, Inc. in a family-friendly night of wonder! Local singers, dancers, poets, and actors will broadcast their talents in the spotlight at the Academy Warehouse Theater.   Building Bridges will be accepting cash donations on-site.    Facebook Page Facebook Event In order to protect those in attendance, enhanced safety measures and protocols will be in place including contactless digital ticketing, face-covering requirements for staff, and mobile ordering options for concessions. To learn…

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The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

November 20 @ 7:30 pm

Based on guidance from health authorities and government agencies, the Artist for this performance 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…

Holiday Maker’s Market

November 26 @ 4:00 pm

The Academy Center of the Arts invites you to our first annual Holiday Maker’s Market 2021!   Join us in the Academy’s Warehouse Theatre on Friday, November 26, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM for a special VIP evening with early access to shopping and an exclusive visit from Santa!   Enjoy all-day access to the Holiday Maker's Market on Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM right in time for the holiday shopping season.  …

Holiday Movie Marathon 2021

November 27 @ 9:00 am

Join us at the Academy Center of the Arts for a Holiday Movie Marathon 2021, featuring 8 of your favorite holiday films back-to-back on the big screen in the Historic Academy Theatre!   The Holiday Movie Marathon begins on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 9:00am and extends through the late evening. Tickets are available for $5.00 and allow access to the theatre ALL DAY!   Scheduled films include:   9am - Jack Frost  10:15am - Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas…

Holiday Maker’s Market

November 27 @ 10:00 am

The Academy Center of the Arts invites you to our first annual Holiday Maker’s Market 2021!   Join us in the Academy’s Warehouse Theatre on Friday, November 26, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM for a special VIP evening with early access to shopping and an exclusive visit from Santa!   Enjoy all-day access to the Holiday Maker's Market on Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM right in time for the holiday shopping season.  …

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Ladies of Laughter Funny and Fabulous 2021 Tour

December 2 @ 7:30 pm

      The Ladies of Laughter return to Lynchburg, VA after rave reviews in 2019! If you missed this all-female stand-up tour last season, now is your chance to get on board with this highly entertaining comedic experience. Expect big laughs, big fun, and a great night out with a whole new line-up of powerhouse comediennes, including Jane Condon, Jocelyn Chia, and Kelly MacFarland!   The Ladies of Laughter was first established in a local YWCA over twenty years…

First Fridays

December 3 @ 5:00 pm

  The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to present a new gallery exhibition each month featured in our Academy Galleries.   Join the Academy every First Friday of the month from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, as we unveil our latest art exhibits, featuring an array of local, regional and national artists presenting their works in various mediums.   The Ann White Academy and Up Front Galleries are both located on the first floor of the Patricia Harrington…

Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Presents: Happy Holidays

December 4 @ 7:30 pm

    A favorite Lynchburg tradition, the 4th annual LSO holiday concert features guest musicians and vocalists, who will join the symphony to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Well-known carols, comforting holiday traditions, and spectacular orchestral arrangements combine to create a joyous event for the whole family.         Supported by the BWXT Access Program          Tickets:   Economy: $25.00 Value: $31.00 Standard: $41.00 Premium: $51.00 Loge Seats: $56.00 Box Seats: $82.00…

Charlottesville Ballet Presents: Class with Clara

December 6 @ 4:30 pm

  Experience the magic of "The Nutcracker" with a special event for children ages 3-8! Families will have distanced seating in the historic theater for a mini performance, then children can take to the stage for the interactive "Class with Clara." Participants will learn introductory ballet steps, take photos with the professional dancers, and dance to the music of Tchaikovsky's famous Nutcracker ballet.   The Class with Clara has limited occupancy and masks are required for all to protect our youngest patrons.…

Charlottesville Ballet Presents: Class with Clara

December 6 @ 6:30 pm

  Experience the magic of "The Nutcracker" with a special event for children ages 3-8! Families will have distanced seating in the historic theater for a mini performance, then children can take to the stage for the interactive "Class with Clara." Participants will learn introductory ballet steps, take photos with the professional dancers, and dance to the music of Tchaikovsky's famous Nutcracker ballet.   The Class with Clara has limited occupancy and masks are required for all to protect our youngest patrons.…

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CURRENT ACADEMY HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES 9/24/21

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].