Be brilliant!
Join us for 2021 Giving Tuesdays.


Gifts of time, talent, and treasure come together to make it possible for us to still be here doing what we do best – facilitating live, in person theater made by the community for the community. Our first show of the season, EVERY BRILLIANT THING, reminded us all just how important it is to find the joy in everyday life.

We hope that Live Arts is a brilliant thing in your life, and that you will help fuel the flame of volunteer-powered theater in Charlottesville by making a year-end donation today.

Contributions make up half of our operating budget, and hundreds of donors help make it happen!

Ways to Give:

  • Visit our secure online donation form
  • Text FORGE to 243725
  • Mail a check to:
    • Live Arts, PO Box 1231, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Your Donation Allows Us to

  • Engage volunteers in meaningful ways with minimal barriers to participate
  • Improve our physical space and technology
  • Attract and retain a devoted staff
  • Offer financial aid for all education programs
  • Be flexible and resourceful in times of uncertainty
  • Hire talented teaching artists for classes, camps, and workshops
  • Maintain affordable ticket options
  • Collaborate with new partners who bring fresh perspectives, creativity, and stories
  • Invest time, energy, and resources to DEI training and endeavors

Interested in Corporate Sponsorship or Philanthropy?

We create custom packages designed to fit your goals for community engagement, marketing, and hospitality. Currently seeking show sponsorsPay-What-You-Can sponsors, and special event sponsors. Please contact Development Director Kathryn Bishop Blessing directly at

2020/21 Year in Review

Reimagining theater during a pandemic was tough, but also incredibly rewarding. Check out the 20-21 Live Arts Impact Report to learn more about what you helped us accomplish during our Forging Ahead Season.


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