Community Engagement

Community Conversations

Our Community Conversations series offers our patrons the opportunity to engage with and explore our shows beyond our staged performance through post-show discussions moderated by our Artistic Director, Jenny Wales and featuring the artistic teams alongside community leaders and UVA faculty members and experts.

Check back in early June for a list of our 2024 Community Conversations.

Spotlight on Service

Our Spotlight on Service program provides complimentary tickets to area nonprofits, allowing us to both acknowledge the incredible work of our partners and engage with new and diverse communities by distributing over 100 tickets each year to individuals in our community who otherwise would not attend.

If you are an area nonprofit interested in learning more about our Spotlight on Service program, please email

In 2023, VTF engaged with 45 different local organizations through Spotlight on Service and a total of 175 tickets were distributed to 16 area nonprofits, including: International Rescue Committee, Empowered Players, Cville Tulips, Love No Ego, Charlottesville Free Clinic, Fralin, Beloved Community, Lily Pad Housing, Cultivate Charlottesville, Jefferson Area Board of Aging, Wild Rock, Bennett’s Village, Emerging Food Network, 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, and Brave Souls.

Quotes from participating organizations:

“Thank you for always inviting us to see these shows! It is not something we normally would get the chance to do but every time we’ve gone through Virginia Theatre Festival it has been a magical experience. We are so grateful for the opportunity for our volunteers and participants have to see the show and how powerful the theatre is.”

“The actors were fabulous, the dancing, the singing and the acting overall. Thank you again for your generosity with LNE and in the community!”

Thank you to Cary Street Partners, the Supporting Sponsor of the Spotlight on Service program.