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.
The Patricia Harrington Gallery Building
The Harrington Building is located on Main St., and is the home of the Academy Center of the Arts’ Up Front Gallery, Ann White Academy Gallery, and staff offices. This space is accessible to the public from 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.
The Harrington Building hosts a variety of events, including monthly First Friday openings and Art Talks with guest artists, as well as small receptions and meetings. Gallery exhibits are changed monthly.
Parking at the Harrington Building is limited, but there are numerous free and paid parking options within walking distance to the Academy.