Martin Luther King Jr.
Performing Arts Center

Operated continuously since 1984, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center​ ​(MLK PAC) is Charlottesville's premier theater for performances and community events. The 1276-seat theater is owned and operated by the Charlottesville City School Division.

The Center serves as a venue for student performances, educational activities, commercial performances and other large group events. Not-for-profit rates are available. For scheduling inquiries, please email or contact Leslie Thacker at 434-245-2965. To reach the MLKPAC for other matters, please call 434-466-3880.

Shows from New York, Boston and as far away as China and Moscow have been hosted at the MLK PAC, including The Nutcracker ballet, Ray Charles, Hello Dolly, Bela Fleck, and other popular artists. Tickets for non-school event performances can be purchased through the sponsoring agency.

Managing & Technical Director
David Stipe
Mailing Address:
1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 466-3880
(434) 295-2722