About Ashland Theatre

Reinventing the classic American movie house experience!

Movies. Music. Arts. Stage.

Ashland Theatre is a historic theatre and performing arts venue located in Ashland, VA. Our mission is to reinvent the classic American movie house experience through exceptional film, live performances, and live music. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we deliver a deeper level of engagement through speakers, panels, talkbacks, and events that entertain, educate, inspire, and are welcoming to all.

In addition to our regular programming of first-run and classic movies, concerts, and performing arts, we have three unique community-based programs.

Ausome Movies” is a free sensory-friendly film series for children with special sensory needs and their families.

Ashland Arts Access (AAA)” is a grant-funded program that enables us to offer free or reduced-price admission to lower-income community members who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend.

Take The Stage” allows us to attract other non-profit performing arts organizations to perform in our theatre. We have a number of different assistive listening devices for our patrons with hearing loss and we offer Open Captioning at select screenings.

In response to the global pandemic, Ashland Theatre closed its doors on March 15, 2020. All of our film runs and live events were cancelled for much of the pandemic. With vaccinations on the rise and light at the end of the tunnel, we are well positioned to re-open Ashland Theatre to the public in the fall of 2021. Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming shows, performances, and more!

Our Staff & Board

The people behind Ashland Theatre are committed to providing our guests with the very best in quality, memorable entertainment. Get to know our Staff and Board Members:


Board President: Clark Mercer 
Board Vice President:
Hugh Joyce  
Board Treasurer:
Billy Copeland 
Board Secretary:
Jen Chambers
Madeleine Alderman 
Anita Barnhart 
Preston Bryant 
Chopper Dawson 
Jim Doering 
Jim Foley 
Alphine W. Jefferson 
Bill Kitchens
Chris Ray


Unforgettable Entertainment is Combined with Our Community's Unique Atmosphere Here at Ashland Theatre.