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The Expectations Season awaits! We open September 29 with UNCLE VANYA and LIFE SUCKS. running in repertory. Get your tickets now!

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Current Season


29 September - 29 October, 2023
Director: Susan E. Evans


29 September - 29 October, 2023
Director: Francine Sackett Smith

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Season Announced

Five provocative shows, plus our second annual WATERWORKS festival. Explore the season and check out brand new subscriber options & perks!

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Join Our Team

Help secure the funding we need to fulfill our mission! We're hiring a full-time Gift Officer. Learn more about the position in the job description.

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Mentor/Apprentice Program

Students can apply NOW for apprentice positions on the production team of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, on stage December 1-17 at Live Arts.

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Get Involved

Volunteers sustain Live Arts. We believe in engaging people in every part of theater-making: On stage, backstage, and everywhere in between! Check out our volunteer page or contact us for more information about current volunteer opportunities.

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Our Mission

Forging Theater & Community

in Charlottesville since 1990

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Live Arts stands with those raising their voices in support of justice and equality.

Equity Initiatives
Fall 2023

Teenish Theater Workshop

This beloved program gives theater artists ages 10-14 the chance to write and produce their own original plays.

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Learn more about internship opportunities for our second annual new works festival. Our first WATERWORKS internship session starts in September 2023!

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