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Attucks Theater is a popular cultural center that was established in 1919 by a few African-Americans. From then, the theater has been providing entertainment and culture to the Norfolk community. It hosts many shows and events including music recitals, poetry reading, writing competitions, plays and concerts throughout the year. Music and dance classes for children, teenagers and adults are also organized. Community engagement programs are also frequently undertaken. If you want to immerse yourself in the culture of the city, head to The Crispus Attucks Cultural Center (CACC) and be prepared for a great time.
The elegant 2500-seat Chrysler Hall hosts a variety of theatrical performances and concerts, including the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, the award-winning "Movin' Out," and the Virginia Arts Festival. Opened in 1972, this venue is home to the Virginia Symphony, Norfolk Forum and Broadway at Chrysler Hall. The Hall's beautiful main lobby and two-level grand hall are ideal for special events and receptions.
Originally built in the 1920s and heavily renovated in 1998, the NorVa is a local music venue that can accommodate up to 1500 people. This petite structure has two full bars that also serve food, two mini bars, a lounge and a balcony. The state-of-the-art music system and cool ambiance draws large variety of bands. Seating is first-come, first-served, but don't worry if you get there late - standing room is perfect for dancing!
Located in the former Loew's State Theater, Roper Performing Arts Center hosts a wide range of events, including films, theater productions and dance. The building is from the 1926 and is a restored movie and Vaudeville theater. The center is elegant with glass chandeliers and architectural details. The center seats 900 people and has been equipped with modern technology.
Established in 1979, this historic theater is named for its original proprietor, the Father of Vaudeville, Jake Wells. Today, the Wells is home to the Virginia Stage Company and regularly hosts productions. The Wells and the VSC in the past have put on such productions as My Fair Lady and A Christmas Carol. Besides theatrical productions, workshops, residential programs for artists and performers and summer camps at the theater are also organised by the company.