Jefferson Theatre

Known Name(s)

Jefferson Theatre


110 E. Main Charlottesville, VA

Physical Status


Detailed History

The Jefferson Theatre served as a vaudeville house, cinema, as well as a venue for live performances. It was restored and reopened in 2009. From the venue's website:

Located on Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall, the Jefferson Theater was established in 1912 as a live performance theater that played host to silent movies, vaudeville acts and a historic list of live performers, ranging from Harry Houdini to The Three Stooges.
The Jefferson reopened on November 27, 2009 after a comprehensive restoration that highlights the theater’s vintage architecture while modernizing its facilities. The theater features two full‐service bars on separate floors, a restored balcony, new central air and heating systems, and new restrooms throughout the facility.
In addition, state‐of‐the-art sound and lighting systems and treatments to the theater’s acoustics make The Jefferson an excellent environment to experience live music. The venue now plays host to a range of genres including rock, bluegrass, reggae, country, metal and hip-hop.

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