Our Space is Your Space
Welcome to the Academy Center of the Arts! We’re located in Lynchburg, Virginia, south of Charlottesville and east of Roanoke. When you rent with us, you don’t just get a space—you get a full-service experience. From our top-notch facilities to our state-of-the-art gear and hands-on team, the Academy Center of the Arts has everything you need to deliver a smooth and seamless event (without any headaches).
If you’re ready to get started, contact our rentals team using the information below.
All rental inquiries – corporate rentals, weddings, birthday parties, performance rentals, and non-profit groups – will be responded to within 48 hours of initial correspondence. Please note only rental dates that exceed a 90 day lead time from the date of inquiry will be considered.
The Academy Center of the Arts provides the opportunity to engage in unique birthday experiences for you and your family. Whatever you choose – be it a pottery party or performance party – we promise that it will be a day you and your family will remember for years to come.
Corporate Events and Rentals
Planning your next corporate event? We regularly host conferences, seminars, presentations, fundraising benefits, company trainings, and networking events. Whether you need a small meeting or a grand gala, our team handles every detail with finesse.
Social Events and Private Rentals
From ceremony to send-off, weddings to graduations, birthday parties, social gatherings, movie screenings, and anniversaries, the Academy Center of the Arts is here to help you create an unforgettable event. With a variety of event spaces ranging from contemporary to classic, our campus hosts a location to fit all occasions.
Located in the heart of Downtown Lynchburg, the Academy Center of the Arts is the perfect venue to complement your big day.
Take the spotlight on the Historic Academy Theatre stage, pack the house in the Warehouse Theatre, or host a more intimate gathering in the Harrington Galleries. Whatever your vision may be, the Academy Center of the Arts can help make it come to life.
The Theatrics of Teamwork Professional Workshop
Is there any workplace drama in your office? This workshop could be a good fit for your team. Find out whose personalities are more dominant than others. Who is a born leader? Which of your team members are more introverted? By determining the personalities in your workforce, you can begin to better understand what to expect from your team members and their ability to communicate effectively.
Bring your show to our stage! Producers and promoters come back again and again to present theater, concerts, film screenings, dance, speakers, and more. With first-class facilities and staff at your service, the Academy Center of the Arts is here to make your performance a success. Explore the Historic Academy Theatre and the Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre.
Performance Partner Program
The Academy Center of the Arts’ Performance Partner Program allows local performance-based companies to operate production and facilities equipment in our venues, allowing companies the ability to self-manage productions while on our campus. ACOA Performance programs allow for discounts for the Warehouse Theatre and for the Historic Theatre venues.
Historic Academy Theatre
835 capacity • Stunning • Acclaimed Acoustics • Restored Historic Theatre
Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre
72 – 600 capacity • Intimate • Adaptable for Every Type of Event
Patricia Harrington Gallery Building
75 – 100 capacity • Intimate • Small Gatherings • Adaptable Event Space
The Hall Of Legends
up to 50 capacity • Unique venue inside of the Historic Academy Theatre