Culture Lab

Culture Lab provides deliberate structure for the growth of fresh, original ideas.

You can’t grow if you don’t dare. By providing space, equipment, knowledge, infrastructure, and connection to a vibrant network of people, we equip doers with a low-risk opportunity to turn ideas into action.

Culture Lab engages the breadth of contemporary culture. It is dynamic and inclusive as it serves artists and thinkers who want to share knowledge, challenge one another, and engage in the progressive expression of diverse ideas. 

Whether you take on the role of participant or organizer, this is your opportunity to plug in, experiment, innovate, and shape the culture of central Virginia. Our Deep Listening Series, Telemetry Music Series, Open Mic Nights, Improv Comedy and all sorts of ongoing or one-off experiences all began in the spark of the mind of a forward thinking member of our community. We like to keep our minds and our doors open to whatever the next big idea may be. The baton is yours for the taking!


Big Blue Door

BIG BLUE DOOR The Bridge is pleased to partner with Big Blue Door to bring you great theatrical performance experiences. Big Blue Door was founded...   Read More


Bent Theatre

Monthly, The Bridge hosts Bent Theatre’s engaging and hilarious improv performances. Since 2004 Bent Theatre have made it their responsibility to keep Central Virginia laughing. Additionally,...   Read More


Open Mic night

Easily one of the most diverse open mic events in Charlottesville, Patricia (Patsy) Asuncion hosts a revolving lineup of seasoned performers and up-and-coming artists....   Read More


Telemetry Music Series

Telemetry, is an unconventional music series, showcasing bold new musical compositions, new instrumentation, and unique collaborations across space and genre. Each performance is free and...   Read More


Deep Listening

Paige Naylor leads the Deep Listening project at The Bridge. She is a local musician and teacher, in the band Sweet Tooth, and performs solo...   Read More


Tea House at The Bridge

The Bridge is a community space. That means it’s yours! We love to see people connect with one another and this is a perfect...   Read More


Film Series

ABOUT The Bridge presents a free film series curated by Aaron Glasser, Anna Wang, and Jordan Taylor. Selections across time, style, and medium explore...   Read More


Arts & Drafts

Have a drink! Support the Arts! Meet a friend! Make a thing! Check our Calendar monthly for Arts & Drafts. Each month we invade...   Read More



SOLOS is a quarterly series of radical interpretations and re-compositions; a platform to present solo work from a new perspective with accountability to the...   Read More