The Historic Academy Theatre

The Academy Center of the Arts campus is anchored by the Historic Academy of Music Theater, originally 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.

With help from our generous donors, the theatre underwent renovations and restoration from 2015 – 2018. The Academy re-opened the Historic Academy of Music Theatre on December 6, 2018.

The restored theatre is accessible from Main St., and includes seating for 835 patrons, a newly constructed lobby, and a new drive for easy drop-off and pick-up from Main St. 

Take a 360 Tour of the Historic Academy Theatre

The Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre

The Joy and Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre is located at the corner of Fifth St. and Commerce St., 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 Warehouse Theatre hosts a variety of events and rentals, from theatre and dance, to live music, conferences, and proms. The 5,000 square foot space seats up to 300 patrons in our risers, 600 persons standing room, and 300 seated banquet style, with the ability to create additional layouts for rentals and special events.