During its heyday, its stage saw performances from American and European performers, such as Polish pianist Ignace Paderewski, French actress Sarah Burnhardt, and American soprano singer Alma Gluck. It is one of the only surviving turn-of-the-century theatres still standing in Virginia.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. As indicated on the nomination form, it is owned and maintained by Liberty University. In 2008, $245,000 was appropriated for renovations.