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Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 979-9532


We are a fully equipped, proscenium stage theatre, operating year round. As a rental facility we are available for all community, commercial and non-commercial enterprises to bring in theatrical events, music, dance, guest speakers and hold workshops, seminars or conventions. All ticketing is at the discretion of the renting parties.

Due to the rental nature of the facility the events calendar is constantly changing. Check website for updates and ticketing information on a regular basis. Center staff does not sell tickets for any events, but would be happy to answer any questions about the shows.

The 1276 seat auditorium has a large proscenium stage with a thrust, suitable for setting up multiple tables and microphones for panels of speakers. The Center has a spacious lobby where receptions may be held and three dressing rooms which may be used as private offices. There is access to several classrooms, after school hours, which may also be used as dressing rooms, offices or meeting spaces. For contract and technical information, please visit our web site.



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