Our Space is Your Space
Welcome to the Academy Center of the Arts! We’re located in Lynchburg, Virginia, south of Charlottesville and north 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 at the bottom of the page.
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, the Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, & the Patricia Harrington Gallery Building.
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.
In response to the current stay-at-home orders in Virginia and amid COVID-19, the Academy Center of the Arts has pivoted our strategies to take current rental opportunities online, so that our patrons and supporters may still enjoy our offerings, even when at home!
Historic Academy Theatre
50-835 capacity • 212 COVID-19 capacity • Stunning • Acclaimed Acoustics • Restored Historic Theatre
The Hall Of Legends
up to 50 capacity • No COVID-19 capacity • Unique space inside of the Historic Academy Theatre
Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre
72 – 500 capacity • 30 – 88 COVID-19 capacity • Intimate • Adaptable for Every Type of Event
Patricia Harrington Gallery Building
72 – 200 capacity • 20 COVID-19 capacity • Intimate • Small Gatherings • Adaptable Event Space
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