Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the theater located?
The Hope Theater is located at 4175 Bludau Drive in the Vint Hill community of Warrenton. The theater has a “storefront” entrance on a brick building under a large white sign saying “Hope.”
Where can I park?
There is ample free parking in the lot directly in front of the theater, as well as free parking in marked spaces along the street and in the free lot directly across the street from the front door of the theater.
When are the performances?
Evening performances at the Hope Theater typically begin at 7:00 or 7:30 PM (it will be listed on your ticket), and weekend matinee performances typically begin at 2:00 PM. For more details, check the time for the specific show printed on your ticket.
What time should I arrive at the theater?
Theater doors typically open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of a performance. We encourage you to arrive early to allow time to park, pick up a Playbill, and find your seat before the show begins. Please note that audience members arriving after the show has begun may be required to wait in the lobby until an appropriate moment in the show (or even intermission) before being seated, according to theater etiquette and to avoid disrupting the performance.
Can I return or exchange my ticket?
All sales are final and non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a performance for which you have purchased a ticket, we encourage you to gift that ticket to a friend or loved one so they may enjoy the performance in your stead.
Where do I pick up my ticket?
Your ticket will be sent to you electronically upon ordering. Be sure to print a copy and bring the ticket with you to the performance.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
In the event of inclement weather or other unexpected circumstances, any show delays or cancellations will be posted at our web site (hope.theater) as well as on our Facebook page.
Can I bring my camera?
Because of licensing rights for the shows, photography and videography of any performance is strictly prohibited.
Does the theater run warm or cool?
The Hope Theater is fitted with a state-of-the-art HVAC system. However, as with any large space, it may run a bit warm or a bit cool depending on the cycle of the air flow. We recommend dressing in layers that will allow you to make any changes necessary for you to feel comfortable.
What is your Covid policy?
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. For more details on the coronavirus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage.
By visiting the Hope Theater, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19. You are expected to follow any posted instructions while visiting the theater. Please do your part to help keep each other healthy.
We are following the latest guidance from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health. Thus, though there are not currently social distancing requirements in place, we encourage everyone to be considerate and respectful of the health and concerns of others.
If you feel sick or are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you are at risk from recent exposure, please do not enter the theater.
How can I support Hope Theater?
Thanks for asking! We offer an annual Drama Camp for high school and college-age performers each summer, and scholarships are always welcome to assist students. Additionally. the Hope Theater is expanding its theatrical offerings, and there are significant costs associated with staging new productions, purchasing required technical equipment, and more. Please feel free to use our Contact Page on this web site to indicate your interest to contribute, and we’ll touch base with you to offer details.