Lime Kiln Theater



In 1967, two Washington and Lee University students produced “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in an abandoned, turn of the century limestone quarry and kiln in Lexington, Virginia. Fifteen years later, the landowner donated use of the site for the establishment of a nonprofit arts organization, and thus began thousands of volunteer hours to clear the brambles, thickets, and rubble to build a theater and concert venue. From a successful first summer season in 1984, Lime Kiln expanded to an annual series that spanned over 25 years, having to temporarily cease operations due to challenging economic conditions during 2012-2013. In 2014, a newly energized Lime Kiln board led by Executive Director Spencer McElroy undertook the challenge to bring the unique performance space back to life.

Since 2014, Lime Kiln’s Summer Concert Series has provided unforgettable experiences for over 40,000 people across 70 concerts. The Bowl, Lime Kiln's main stage, has a sellable capacity of 675 guests, selling out nearly every show over the past seven seasons with performances from notable national acts.

PLEASE NOTE: if you need to cancel your shift, please also send us an email notifying us. If you need to cancel within 48 hours of the event, please also find a replacement for your shift if at all possible. 

389 People | 580 Impacts | 2,436 Hours

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April 7, 2024

When will we be able to begin volunteering for the 2024 season?
Dennis Bussey
I am happy to volunteer for the 2024 season for parking or box office. Let me know!
I am happy to volunteer again this season for parking or box office. Let me know!
My husband and I would like to volunteer. Please let me know when we can help.
Let me know when your next meeting for volunteers will be...I've been a volunteer for 30 years off and on...Thanks
Russ Watkins
I would love to be a volunteer at Lime Kiln.
Put me to work! 👍🏼😉
Teri Coleman
I am available as a volunteer to do concession, tickets or parking. Let me know if needed.

Monika Dickens