Plan Your Trip
The Virginia Theatre Festival takes place in the heart of beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia and is hosted by the University of Virginia in the Drama Building on UVA Arts Grounds. We’ve created a brief guide below to help you plan your VTF experience. We hope to see you this summer at theatre!
Charlottesville is one of the Southeast’s premier vacation destinations. Surrounded by the beautiful, rolling Blue Ridge Mountains, yet only a hundred miles south of Washington D.C., Charlottesville is a vibrant college town with a thriving arts and culture scene, and an impressive colonial history, to boot! During your stay, take time to visit the many vineyards, nature trails, and historical sites that the area has to offer — we promise you won’t regret it.
Explore the University of Virginia
Thank you to the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau for their generous support of the 2023 Virgnia Theatre Festival.
Travel & Hotels
Charlottesville offers visitors a wide range of hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and accommodations for every taste and budget, including many within walking distance of our theatres. Visit visitcharlottesville.org/visitors/ lodging for a full list of lodging options.
Travel by Rail
Charlottesville Amtrak Station (CVS)
810 West Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903 | (434) 296-4559
Conveniently located on Main Street between UVA Grounds and the Historic Downtown Mall, the Charlottesville Amtrak Station (CVS) is the perfect entry point for your Virginia Theatre Festival experience.
Travel by Air
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO)
100 Bowen Loop, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22911 | (434) 973-8342
The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) is a non-hub, commercial service airport offering one-stop international and domestic destinations, as well as daily non-stop flights around the U.S. CHO is served by Delta, United Express, and American Airlines offering over 50 daily non-stop flights to and from Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York/LaGuardia, Washington/Dulles, Atlanta, and Chicago.
CHO is located 8 miles north of the City of Charlottesville, 1 mile west of Route 29 on Airport Road. Daily and hourly parking lots are conveniently located to make ease of use a given at the Airport.
Directions & Parking
Theatres + Box Office
109 Culbreth Road
Charlottesville, VA. 22903
Patrons can park in the Culbreth Road Parking Garage located adjacent to the Drama Building theatres. The parking garage and theatres are located on Culbreth Road which can be accessed from Rugby Road or University Avenue. Parking is free for theatre patrons during all VTF performances.
During the day, there is paid parking available in the garage or 15-minute free Box Office parking in the cutout in front of the building along Culbreth Road.
There are multiple ways to obtain your Festival tickets, including online, by phone, or in person. We also offer discounts to students. Complete information on our box office hours, ticket prices, and policies can be found on our Box Office page.
Accessibility & Seating
All Virginia Theatre Festival performances take place in the UVA Department of Drama’s state-of-the-art theatre complex. This season will utilize the 520-seat Culbreth Theatre with proscenium stage and the black box Helms Theatre with a 136-seat thrust configuration. Both theatres are handicap accessible. To reserve handicap or mobility seating, please order your tickets over the phone or in person to ensure the best seating option.
We welcome theatre goers of all ages! For safety reasons all patrons, large and small, require tickets. Children must be able to sit in a seat by themselves and enjoy a full-length production (about two hours); babes in arms are not permitted. Strollers are not allowed in the theatre. Parents are always the best judge of what is appropriate for their child.