Plan your next business meeting, performance, conference, or gathering with family and friends at the Academy Center of the Arts! Our state-of-the-art spaces are available for private and public functions.
Produce an Event:
Performances: The Academy Center of the Arts proudly hosts several arts and cultural groups in our community including the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, Opera on the James, Charlottesville Ballet, Jefferson Choral Society, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, and others. We have also partnered with outside promoters for live music events, dance, theatre, opera, and more.
Fundraisers: TheAcademy Center of the Arts also frequently partners with nonprofit groups to help facilitate their fundraising needs. We offer the perfect platform to spread your mission and message to your core audience.
Meetings and Corporate Events: Looking for somewhere to host your next corporate event? TheAcademy Center of the Arts can accommodate from as little as five up to 800 persons for your meeting and corporate event needs. Rentals include lighting, sound, and the use of projectors for presentations.
Weddings: Book your wedding at the Academy Center of the Arts and use a combination of our venues to fit your needs!
The Historic Academy Theatre
The Academy Center of the Arts campus is anchored by the Historic Academy of Music Theater, built in 1905. From the time it opened and well into the 1920s, the Academy of Music Theatre was the focal point for entertainment in Lynchburg. The restored theatre is accessible from Main Street, and includes seating for 834 patrons, a newly constructed lobby, and a new drive for easy drop-off and pick-up from Main Street.
This space is suitable for performances, fundraisers, meeting and corporate events, and weddings.
The Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre
The Joy and Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre is located at the corner of Fifth St. and Commerce Street, and is the home of the Academy Center of the Arts’ Box Office, the Warehouse Theatre space, art studio, and education classrooms. The lobby of the Warehouse Theatre also hosts the Arts and Education Gallery, with artwork that rotates monthly.
The building hosts a variety of events and rentals. The 5,000 square foot space seats up to 300 patrons in our risers, with the ability to create additional layouts for rentals and special events.
The Patricia Harrington Gallery and Members’ Lounge
The Patricia Harrington Gallery and Member’s Lounge is located on Main Street, and is the home of the Academy Center of the Arts’ Up Front Gallery, Ann White Academy Gallery, and staff offices. This space is accessible to the public from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.
The Harrington Building hosts a variety of events, including monthly First Friday openings and Art Talks with guest artists, as well as small receptions and meetings. Gallery exhibits are changed monthly.