Visitor Information


PVCC Fine Arts and Performance events take place in the V. Earl Dickinson Building, located on the PVCC main campus at the south end of 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902. Ample free parking is located in front of the building.


The V. Earl Dickinson Building is an ADA compliant facility; entries are wheelchair accessible, the parking lot has designated handicap parking spaces which are clearly identified and there is space inside the two theatres for wheelchair seating.

PVCC strives to provide excellent service to all patrons. When purchasing tickets, please inform the box office of the need for any special accommodations.


When attending a ticketed event, please allow extra time to park, locate restrooms and retrieve tickets. The doors to the theatre open 30 minutes before showtime unless otherwise noted.

MAIN STAGE THEATRE: For the consideration of the performers and the audience, anyone arriving while a performance is in progress must remain outside the theatre until a designated seating time and may be asked to sit in the back of the theatre until intermission.

MAXWELL BLACK BOX THEATRE: Due to the intimate size of this theatre, no late seating is allowed.


Food and beverages are not permitted in the Maxwell Black Box Theatre or the Main Stage Theatre.


The use of video or sound recording devices during a performance is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of the performers and Piedmont Virginia Community College. In addition, many performers have a no-camera policy (including cell phone cameras) and PVCC is required to enforce this on their behalf. When in doubt, ask the Box Office Manager or another theatre staff member.

Patrons with cellular telephones, alarm watches and/or electronic paging systems will be asked to turn their devices off prior to the start of each performance. To ensure all patrons can enjoy their outing without distractions, we ask that all refrain from making and receiving phone calls, and from texting while a production is underway.


All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for admittance to the theatre. Although all ages are welcome at PVCC performances, please consider whether a particular event is appropriate for children under five. PVCC reserves the right to request that a child be removed from the theatre if he/she is unable to sit quietly through a performance. Child/booster seats are not available.


To inquire about personal belongings that may have been left in the theatre, contact the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376.


PVCC Fine Arts and Performance season programming is subject to change. Visit for the most up-to-date information.


The PVCC Gallery is open anytime the V. Earl Dickinson Building is open, including all arts performances. Generally, hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sunday unless there is a performance in the Dickinson Building.