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Interested in renting space at Live Arts?
Please fill out this rental form and a member of our team will get back to you about available space and rental packages.

If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to Production & Volunteer Manager Kathleel Mueller 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 165-seat Gibson Theater or 65-seat Founders Theater might fit the bill. Want to host multiple breakouts at one time? You can take over the building.

*Live Arts is the anchor tenant of this striking building owned by Charlottesville Contemporary Arts, Inc. Contrary to popular belief, we do not own 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 an updated sound system. We can even provide trained staff to run your lights and sound for a small fee.

We typically host the bar but welcome outside caterers at no extra charge. If needed, we can handle event reservations or online ticketing through our Box Office, for a modest fee.

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

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