The Restoration of The 1905 Historic Academy of Music Theatre

A NOTABLE LYNCHBURG TREASURE: The Historic Academy of Music Theatre is one of Lynchburg’s most notable historical treasures. When it first opened on February 1, 1905, the theatre boasted perfect sightlines, extraordinary acoustics and the ability to attract nationally acclaimed performing artists. Closed in 1958, the theatre is now under restoration to return the building to its original state.


The Academy Center of the Arts has always put our patrons, our supporters, and our community members first. That’s why, when COVID-19 began to spread throughout the region, we closed our doors ahead of official governing regulations, and why we continue to put tremendous thought into when and how we will reopen those doors to the public in the future.


Following Governor Northam’s Executive Order No. 65, we are officially releasing our plans to reopen our educational and gallery venues, as well as our guidelines for reopening our performance venues in the future.

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