Bring Your Event to Our Venues

Holiday parties, celebratory dinners, baby showers, family reunions, book club meetings, birthdays, retirements, and more. Reserve the Academy Center of the Arts’ venues for your private event today!

The Upper Lobby in the Historic Academy Theatre and the Harrington Galleries are wide-open spaces that can be uniquely tailored for meetings, award banquets, dinners, birthday parties, and more.

For larger events, the Warehouse Theatre can accommodate up to 500 standing room or 300 seated for whatever your event needs. Want to step it up? Wow your family and friends with a private dinner or movie screening event right on the Historic Academy Theatre Stage.

Ready to host your event? Submit an inquiry.

Holiday Parties


  • Your choice of venue
  • Rental add-ons available
  • Pre-packaged holiday party options available

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Private Gatherings


  • Your choice of venue
  • Rental add-ons available
  • Affordable pricing for retirements, book club meetings, baby showers, reunions, and all other private gatherings

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Birthday Parties


  • Your choice of venue
  • Rental add-ons available
  • Browse menu of pre-packaged options

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New Rental Options

Private Dinner on Historic Theatre Stage

Host a romantic and unforgettable dinner on the Historic Theatre Stage. This rental includes set-up, theatre lighting, streamed music, and break down during the two-hour dinner event. Add on dinner coordination, decorations and/or flowers, and/or live music.

Cost: Varies

Time: 3 Hours for the full rental, 2 Hours for dinner

Attendees: Dinner for 2 persons

Courtyard Paint and Sip Rental

Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather in Central Virginia! These two-hour-long private paint parties include exclusive use of the courtyard, individual table for painting, a charcuterie box from Purple Door Catering, a bottle of wine, and the beautiful backdrop of the Academy and downtown!

Cost: $45 / person

Time: 2 Hours

Attendees: Varies

Private Movie Screenings

Invite your friends and family, colleagues, and employees for a private movie screening in the Historic Academy Theatre utilizing our state of the art cinema system. Add on beverage services upon request at an additional charge.

Cost: $10 / person or $5 / person with add-ons

Time: Varies

Attendees: 50 person minimum