Local Area Arts

While we think LTN offers it’s own special presence, we’re not the only arts venue in town. Here are a few of our favorites. 

The Generic Theater
The Generic Theater of Virginia holds a unique place in the cultural life of Hampton Roads as the area's "off-Broadway" playhouse. Since 1981 it has challenged and delighted audiences with the new, different and the off-beat in theater fare, always looking for plays of artistic merit which, for a variety of reasons, are unlikely to be produced on other stages. 
[ www.generictheater.org

Little Theatre Of Virginia Beach
See the finest in quality theatrical entertainment at affordable prices. The Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is the city's oldest continually operating community theatre, operating as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Located at 24th Street & Barberton Drive, we are just blocks from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and easily accessible to Interstate 264. 
[ www.ltvb.com

The American Theatre
The American Theatre is a landmark building, newly renovated to include state of the art acoustics and sight lines. It seats 400 comfortably on two levels in plush, artistically restored original seats, each with a perfect view and the furthest being a mere 75 feet from the stage! 
[ www.theamericantheatre.com

Virginia Stage Company
Virginia Stage Company is the region's only fully professional theatre company, serving an audience of more than 100,000 yearly. Founded in 1979, VSC's mission is "to develop and sustain a fully professional theatre serving Southeastern Virginia that enriches the region and the field through the production of theatrical art of the highest quality." 
[ www.vastage.com

Virginia Opera
Virginia Opera, proclaimed in 1994 the "Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia" by the Virginia General Assembly, is one of the finest and largest opera companies in the nation. Presenting opera of the highest quality statewide, Virginia Opera performs in Norfolk at the Edythe C. and Stanley L. Harrison Opera House, in Richmond at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts, and in Fairfax at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University. The opera maintains an office and a professional staff in each of its three home cities. 
[ www.vaopera.org

The Williamsburg Players
The Williamsburg Players has been providing the best in live stage theater to the Williamsburg community since 1957. 
[ www.williamsburgplayers.org

Norfolk FestEvents
There's a lot going on behind all the fun and games at FestEvents. Since 1982, we've been attracting more than two million people per year to the Virginia waterfront, creating outstanding sponsorship opportunities for our regional and national marketing partners. Norfolk is in the heart of Hampton Roads, the nation's 27th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). From this central location, Festevents organizes events from March through December, each of which draw anywhere from 1,000 to hundreds of thousands of visitors. Through a unique mix of festivals, special events, concerts, movies, tall ship visits and much more, Festevents has become one of the nation's premier events marketing organizations. 
[ www.festeventsva.org

Norfolk Arts Commission
The mission of the Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities is to serve as an effective resource to the City of Norfolk and to arts and cultural organizations. It promotes the success, enhances the quality, and increases the availability and awareness of artistic and cultural experiences for the benefit of the citizens of Norfolk. The Norfolk Commission on the Arts & Humanities has worked, since its inception in 1978, to create a dynamic and lively cultural community, providing support for more than three dozen arts organizations, and continues to create community partnerships, most recently with the Park Place Child Life Center. Arts Within Reach, a series of free monthly performances featuring grantees, will reach more than 4,000 audience members this year. 
[ www.norfolkarts.net

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