Live arts theater
Live Arts, a vibrant cultural institution in Central Virginia, has a permanent home in which to inspire children, teens and adults interested in performing arts. Its workshops, youth programs, festival and theater season now excel in a facility that houses performance spaces, box office and classroom spaces. The contemporary changes to the theater include a new box office, branding wall, a lobby for every floor, a sky bar featuring locally harvested pecan wood and rolling doors, and fiber-optic lighting. A balcony was eliminated, and a monumental stair added. Alexander Nicholson acted as general contractor for Live Arts interior renovations as part of the capital campaign team to bring the project from dream to reality. They collaborated with Charlottesville’s Bushman Dreyfus Architects.