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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 Harrison Opera House is home to the Virginia Opera and was once used as a USO theater in WWII. Featuring over 1,500 seats, the Opera House also features bars in the Lower and Grand Lobbies. The Opera House has staged performances of such opera classics as Rossini's Barber of Seville, Puccini's Tosca and Verdi's Il Trovatore.
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.