Theatres in Albemarle County

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Heritage Repertory Theatre

In its current incarnation as the Virginia Theatre Festival, the Heritage Theatre Festival has been the University of Virginia’s professional summer showcase for live Theatre since 1974. Performing for the local Charlottesville, Albemarle, and UVA communities every summer for more than 45 years is a tradition at our Theatre. With its 2022 schedule, the UVA Professional Summer Theatre wants to bring together our rich and relevant history with our vision for the future. This means a future where our doors remain open to everyone in the community, and our work serves as an example of how to live. Theatre can be presented responsibly and inclusively while also being a catalyst for vital discussions and change. Website

Live Arts

More than 1,200 volunteers make Live Arts a national model for community-based Theatre. “Forging theatre and community” in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been our aim for more than 30 years. We are proud to welcome participants and viewers from all across Central Virginia to our events because of our extensive links to the community. Our volunteer performers and production teams are recognized for putting on high-quality plays that showcase their extraordinary abilities. Website

V. Earl Dickinson Theater

Located on PVCC’s campus, the 36,000-square-foot V. Earl Dickinson Building has classroom space and a computer lab, a ceramics workshop, two art galleries, and a 75-seat black box theatre, among other amenities. There is a 500-seat proscenium theatre with an orchestra pit, a sprung dance floor, and a digital film projector in the building’s Main Stage Theater. The loading docks are next to the stage on the right, and there is plenty of well-lit, free parking in front of the building. Website

Live Arts Information

When it comes to advocating for fairness and equality, Live Arts is there to provide its support. Website

The Jefferson Theater

Having undergone an extensive renovation, the Jefferson reopened on November 27, 2009. There are two bars on each level, a rebuilt balcony, and new facilities throughout the Theatre. Website

Culbreth Theatre

The University of Virginia was established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. He envisioned a new kind of higher education that would develop leaders in practical concerns and public service and promote the arts.To this day, the University of Virginia is dedicated to the belief that the presence of the arts largely enhances students’ and faculty members’ creativity. We believe that by allowing kids to tap into their creative side, they will be better problem solvers, citizens, and leaders in all academic areas. Students in the Department of Drama at U.Va. Get a well-rounded liberal arts education that includes coursework in stagecraft, theatre history, and dramatic literature. Our work is based on the belief that Theatre is an essential medium for expressing one’s creativity in today’s society. We place a high value on teamwork, sound technical proficiency, and the willingness to take risks to serve one’s creative vision. We encourage everyone to test and examine ideas and practices in the classroom, in the studio, and on stage. Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts in Drama with a 33-credit major, a 16-credit minor, or a Master of Fine Arts in Acting, Costume Design and Technology, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, and Technical Direction via the Department of Drama in the College of Arts & Sciences. If you study drama at UVA, you’ll be able to do so in a modern facility that includes the Culbreth Theatre, which seats 595, as well as Helms Theatre, which can be converted into a variety of smaller spaces, and Thrust Theatre, which is currently under construction and will open in early 2013. Besides classrooms, studio space, costume and scene shops, and a fine arts library just a few steps away, the Drama Building houses an excellent Fine Arts Library as well. The Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds, which includes this impressive complex of classrooms, workshops, studios, and theatres, is one of the University’s most vibrant and dynamic areas. Website

DMR Adventures

DMR Adventures allows students to learn from professionals in performing arts. The high quality of training inspires students to be passionate, disciplined and committed. The Youth Leadership Program serves as a mentorship component of this training. This programme gives motivated students interested in leadership the chance to work on productions and help or lead courses as part of the creative or technical team. Website

MLK Performing Art Center

Charlottesville’s principal performance and community event venue, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center (MLK PAC), has run continuously since 1984. The Charlottesville City School Division owns and operates the 1,276-seat Theatre. Student performances, instructional activities, commercial performances, and other large-scale events are held at the Center. In addition to the Nutcracker ballet and other well-known performers from the New York City and Boston areas, the MLK PAC has welcomed performances from as far afield as China and Moscow. Website

Charlottesville Center forthe Arts

We redesigned our Arts Inspire project in 2012 to link local artists with underserved K-12 students for short-term, hands-on workshops in a range of artistic disciplines, and we’ve been doing it ever since! Artistic genres, as well as a creative stimulus, are asked to submit workshop curriculum concepts during an annual Call for Submissions. Website