Live Arts

123 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 977-4177


Live Arts is a volunteer theater that has given a home to drama, dance, comedy, music and performance art since 1990. Live Arts presents exciting, high-caliber work unlike anything you’d expect to find in the area.

Live Arts presents an annual mainstage season of 7 plays as well as a monthly Readers’ Circle, Audience Talk Back nights and the Playwright’s Lab. Live Arts also offers adult workshops, youth classes and summer theatre camps for kids of all ages. Their summertime children’s performances are a fun way for families to experience live theater.

Live Arts also hosts popular local events such as the Snowball and rooftop parties for other non-profits.

Live Arts is housed in a modern, state of the art facility just 1 block off the Downtown Mall. The building contains both large and small fully-functioning theaters, meeting rooms, an expansive wrap-around fourth floor deck with great views of the sunset, and an elegant open third floor lobby with a built-in bar and comfortable seating. When not in use for productions, these spaces are available for rental at affordable rates. If you are looking for a place to have a special event, a retirement party, a happy hour, or a rehearsal dinner, look to Live Arts.



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