Located on Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall, the Jefferson Theater was established in 1912 as a live performance theater that played host to silent movies, vaudeville acts and a historic list of live performers, ranging from Harry Houdini to The Three Stooges.
The Jefferson reopened on November 27, 2009 after a comprehensive restoration that highlights the theater’s vintage architecture while modernizing its facilities. The theater features two full‐service bars on separate floors, a restored balcony, new central air and heating systems, and new restrooms throughout the facility.
In addition, state‐of‐the art sound and lighting systems and treatments to the theater’s acoustics make The Jefferson an excellent environment to experience live music. The venue now plays host to a range of genres including rock, bluegrass, reggae, country, metal and hip-hop.