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To ask about space availability and rental packages,
contact Executive Director Anne Hunter at

An Artful Space for Any Gathering

At our core, Live Arts is a place to convene and connect. When not in use for theater productions and classes, our four-story building in downtown Charlottesville hosts a wide range of special events, meetings, and performances.

Looking for an intimate space for an anniversary party? Try Conover Studio, which connects to a wrap-around outdoor terrace with sunset views. Need a larger space with lighting and sound? Our 180-seat Gibson Theater or 75-seat Founders Theater might fit the bill. Want to host multiple breakouts at one time? You can take over the building.

About the Building

Located one block off the Downtown Mall in the heart of Charlottesville, our building features two theaters, a large multipurpose room with adjoining kitchen, a large outdoor terrace, and a third-floor lobby with built-in bar and comfortable seating.  

We share a street-level lobby with our neighbors, Second Street Gallery and Light House Studio. 


Amenities include high-speed internet through our friends at Ting, theatrical lighting (of course), and a newly updated sound system. We can even provide trained staff to run your lights and sound.  

We typically host the bar but welcome outside caterers. If needed, we can handle event reservations or online ticketing through our Box office. 

Parking is conveniently available across the street in the Water Street Garage or surface lot.  

To keep you and guests safe, COVID safety protocols are in place and a certified COVID Compliance Officer is required for every event.

Rental fees are affordable and discounted for nonprofits.    

To ask about space availability and rental packages,
contact Executive Director Anne Hunter at

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