Little Women

Jul 15 - Jul 31 | Ruth Caplin Theatre

Little Women

No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone

Aug 3 - Aug 7 | Culbreth Theatre

No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone

Staged Reading

Culbreth Theatre

Our 2022 Season Ushers in a New Chapter and a New Name


For the first time since 2019, Heritage Theatre Festival will return to live performance this summer with a new name that aligns with its home at the University of Virginia and a new vision to broaden the scope and reach of Virginia’s longest-running professional summer theatre company.

The Virginia Theatre Festival, as it will now be known, will literally and figuratively re-open its doors to the entire community with a season that includes Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Little WomenNo Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone, Howard L. Craft’s acclaimed one-woman show starring Yolanda Rabun as the legendary singer and activist Nina Simone; and a staged reading of a new work.

The Virginia Theatre Festival is a program of the University of Virginia and is supported by the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the ArtsUVA Department of Drama, and UVA Arts.

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About the Virginia Theatre Festival
As the professional summer theatre of the University of Virginia since 1974, the Virginia Theatre Festival presents an annual summer festival of musicals, classic works, and new plays for our local Charlottesville, Albemarle, and UVA communities and offers an immersive professional theatre experience, where UVA faculty, staff, and students work alongside both professional artists and community members. Read more here.

Ways to Give

The Virginia Theatre Festival relies on the generous support of our community to sustain live, professional theatre in the heart of Charlottesville. Your contribution to the VTF fund is the most impactful and direct way to support the art and artists that enliven and inspire audiences every summer.

Learn more about the many ways you can have a leading role as a supporter of VTF!

Past Productions

As the only professional theatre and one of the longest running arts organizations in Charlottesville, the Virginia Theatre Festival consistently delivers outstanding productions each year. View our Past Productions