May 2021
12:00 PM EDT
May 2021
At Midnight EDT

About Our Auction

Come one, come all!

Extraordinaire is a week-long online auction benefitting Live Arts Theater in downtown Charlottesville. Auction packages offer extraordinary experiences of all kinds, featuring donations from over 50 local businesses, organizations, artists, and individuals. Place your bids and become a benefactor of Live Arts!

And don't forget, our Extraordinaire beach getaway raffle is happening NOW at Each ticket is $100 with a 1 in 100 chance of winning a four-night vacation in the Outer Banks, NC! The raffle will close when all tickets are sold OR on Wednesday, May 5 at midnight, and the winner will be announced during our Extraordinaire Closing Ceremonies on Friday, May 7 at 7pm.


Auction Opens
Saturday, May 1 at 12pm
Start bidding right here at!

Extraordinaire Opening Ceremonies
Saturday, May 1 from 7-7:30pm
Watch on the Live Arts Facebook page or YouTube channel

Raffle Ticket Sales Close
Wednesday, May 5 at 11:59pm
Get your ticket at for a chance to win a four-night beach vacation.

Extraordinaire Closing Ceremonies & Raffle Draw
Friday, May 7 from 7-7:30pm
Watch on the Live Arts Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Auction Closes
Friday, May 7 at 11:59pm
Get your final bids in before midnight!

All proceeds from the Extraordinaire auction and beach getaway raffle will help Live Arts reopen this fall and continue providing extraordinary experiences for our volunteers, audiences, supporters, and community members for years to come. So what are you waiting for? You've got bidding to do!

If you would like to forego the auction and support Live Arts through a donation, please include "Extraordinaire" in your note at

About Live Arts Theater

Live Arts is a nonprofit community theater in Charlottesville, Virginia, powered by more than 1,200 volunteers. Founded in 1990, Live Arts has been forging theater and community in Charlottesville for over 30 years.

Like theaters all over the world, Live Arts was forced to temporarily close our doors to the public in March 2020. It quickly became apparent that we would need to find new ways to engage our volunteers and make theater in a digital space. That shift led to an entirely new season of online productions that showcased local playwrights, created new ways of making theater together, engaged volunteers and audiences, and built exciting partnerships with other arts organizations. As we prepare to reopen the building this fall, a new set of challenges and exciting opportunities awaits.

By supporting the Extraordinaire, you are becoming a benefactor of Live Arts. It will be because of you that we are able to continue providing meaningful and extraordinary experiences for our actors, builders, designers, costumers, students, audience members, campers, and community members for years to come. For that, you deserve a standing ovation!

We have always strived to present high-caliber work, unlike anything you’d expect to find in the area. We look to surprise, delight, astonish, move the public, and above all, through live performing arts, forge a deep and lasting bond with our community of volunteers, audience members, and supporters in Charlottesville and beyond. Now is your chance to help Live Arts reopen stronger than ever!

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