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 unique community-based programs.

"The Toddler Takeover" is a monthly free event where families with children ages 0 to 6 are welcomed into the theatre for one hour of cartoons, crafts, story-telling, and more! The theatre lights are left on to create a welcoming environment for the smallest of patrons.

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

“The Ashland Book Festival is a annual event where nationally recognized authors are invited to the theatre to discuss their work and engage in conversation with patrons.

“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
until October 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: Liz Bryant 
Board Vice President:
Hugh Joyce  
Board Treasurer:
Tim Robinson 
Board Secretary:
Bill Kitchens
Sharita Birden
Preston Bryant
Jen Chambers
Billy Copeland
Jim Doering 
Alphine W. Jefferson 
Bill Kitchens
Dan McGraw
Clark Mercer
Carter L. Walton
John Working

Full-Time Staff:

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