Performance Venues for Student Groups

Looking for a place for your student group to perform in Virginia?

Check out some of these great venues below or contact jjohnson@virginia.org for more.

 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Contact: Candace Masengale
One Busch Blvd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-253-3361
Performances Accepted: Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Performing Arts (Dance and Darama), Stationery Choral
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities: Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Varies, call for information
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Chairs, Podium
Stage Dimensions: Varies
Motorcoach Parking: Varies

 

Court Square Theater

Contact: Michael Weaver, courtsquaretheater@gmail.com
41-F Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540-433-9189
Performances Accepted: Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities:Ye, Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 50 Standing: 75
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Chairs, Music Stand, Podium
Stage Dimensions: 35' X 20'
Motorcoach Parking: No

 

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace

Contact: Anne-Lewis Vowell, sales@myswva.org
One Heartwood Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210
276-492-2400
Performances Accepted: Festivals and Competitions, Parades, Performing Arts (dance and drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops and Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities: Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 20 Standing: 35
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Chairs, Music Stand, Podium
Stage Dimensions: Call for information
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Hylton Performing Arts Center>

Contact: Susan E. Landess, slandess@gmu.edu
George Mason University – Prince William Campus
10960 University Blvd.
Manassas, VA 20110
703-993-9344
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and Non-auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Performing Arts (dance and drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
Changing Facilities: Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 200 Standing: 400
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Keyboard, Chairs, Chimes, Drums, Music Stand, Podium, Risers
Stage Dimensions: 40’ X 50’
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

James River Conference Center

Contact: Debbie Ruffin, debbie@jamesriverconferencecenter.com
400 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
434-455-2266
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and Non-auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities:
Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Varies, call for information
A/V Equipment Available: Chairs, Microphones, P/A System
Stage Dimensions: 12 X 20
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Jefferson Center

Contact: Dylan Locke, info@jeffcenter.org
541 Luck Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016
540-343-2624
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and Non-Auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Performing Arts (dance and drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities:Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 900 Standing: N/A
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Keyboard, Chairs, Music Stand, Podium, Risers
Stage Dimensions: 40’ X 35’
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Kings Dominion

Contact: Amanda Tanguay, Amanda.Tanguay@kingsdominion.com
16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
804-876-5000
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and Non-auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities: Yes Storage Available: No
Maximum Performers: 7500 sitting, call for additional information
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Keyboard, Chairs, Chimes, Drums, Music Stand, Podium, Risers, Xylophone
Stage Dimensions: Varies, largest is 60’ X 40’
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Lehman Auditorium

Contact: Cheryl Armstrong, conferences@emu.edu
1191 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
540-432-4662
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and Non-auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities: Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Call for information
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Chairs, Music Stand, Podium, Risers
Stage Dimensions: N/A
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Liberty Mountain Snowflex Center<

Contact: snowflex@liberty.edu

4000 Candlers Mountain Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24502
434-582-3539 or 866-504-7541
Performances Accepted: Choral incorporating movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Dance Groups, Festivals, Parades, Stationery Choral Groups
Indoor/Outdoor: Call for info.
Changing Facilities: Call for info.
Storage Available: Call for info.
Maximum Performers: Call for info.
A/V Equipment Available: Call for info.
Stage Dimensions: Call for info.
Motorcoach Parking: Call for info.

 

Martinsville High School

Contact: Pamela Mason, pmason@martinsville.k12.va.us
351 Commonwealth Blvd.
East Martinsville, VA 24112
276-403-5775
Performances Accepted:& Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities:Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Call for information
A/V Equipment Available: Call for information
Stage Dimensions: Vary, call for information
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum

Contact: Debbie Hall, mhchistoricalsociety@gmail.com
1 East Main Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
276-403-5361
Performances Accepted: Drama, Festivals and Competitions, Stationery Choral Groups, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities:Yes Storage Available: No
Maximum Performers: Call for information
A/V Equipment Available: Call for information
Motorcoach Parking: No

 

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Contact: Gwenn Adams, gwenn.adams@usmc.mil
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle, VA 22172
703-784-6134
Performances Accepted: Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Jazz Ensembles, Non-auditioned Parades, Stationery Choral
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities:Yes
Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers:
Sitting: 75
Standing: 100
A/V Equipment Available: Chairs
Stage Dimensions: Call for information
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

National Museum of the US Army

Contact: Emmy French, Emmy.french@armyhistory.org
1775 Liberty Dr.
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
703-879-0009
Performances Accepted: Choral incorporating movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Dance Groups, Festivals, Parades, Stationery Choral Groups, Jazz Ensembles, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Both.
Changing Facilities: No Storage Available: Call for info.
Maximum Performers: Call for info.
A/V Equipment Available: Call for info.
Stage Dimensions:& Call for info.
Motorcoach Parking: Yes.

 

Nauticus Maritime Science

Contact: Linda A. Harmon, linda.harmon@norfolk.gov
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-664-1034
Performances Accepted: Concert Bands and Orchestras, Jazz Ensembles, Performing Arts (dance and drama)
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities:No Storage Available: No
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 200 Standing: 350
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Chairs, Podium
Stage Dimensions: Varies
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Pfitzner Stadium

Contact: Andrew Stinson, astinson@potomacnationals.com
7 County Complex Court
Woodbridge, VA 22192
703-590-2311 Ext. 210
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and non-auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Dance, Festivals and Competitions, Stationery Choral, Workshops and Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
Changing Facilities:No Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 1,000 Standing: 300
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System
Stage Dimensions: N/A
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Piedmont Arts

Contact: Bernadette Moore
215 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112
276-632-3221
Performances Accepted: Drama, Festivals and Competitions, Stationery Choral, Workshops and Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities:No Storage Available: No
Maximum Performers: Call for information
A/V Equipment Available:Call for information
Stage Dimensions: Call for information
Motorcoach Parking: No

 

Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Contact: Nancy Huffine, groupsales@rsdinnertheater.com
96 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
540-370-4300 Ext. 214
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and non-auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Dance, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Stationery Choral
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities:Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 45 Standing: 45
A/V Equipment: Microphones, P/A System, Keyboard, Chairs, Music Stand, Podium, Risers
Stage Dimensions: 30’ X 30’
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Ruffner Plaza

Contact: John Shaffer, John.Shaffer@LurayCaverns.com
47A West Main Street
Luray, VA 22835
540-743-6551
Performances Accepted: Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Performing Arts (dance and drama), Stationery
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
Changing Facilities: No Storage Available: No
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 150 Standing: 300
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Chairs, Podium, Risers
Stage Dimensions: Portables, or 93’ X 54’ is stationery
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

201 Market St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-385-2787
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and Non-Auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Performing Arts (dance and drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities:Call for info. Storage Available: Call for info.
Maximum Performers: Varies
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Chairs, Podium, Risers
Stage Dimensions: Performance Hall:
Proscenium Width: 45' — 0" minimum, 55' — 0" maximum (Adjustable)
Proscenium Height: 30' — 6"
Depth from Plaster Wall: Approx. 49'
Left Wing Space: 19' x 45'
Right Wing Space: 19' x 45'
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

The Stonebridge Center

Contact: Mary Sayre, msayre@sayreinc.com
45 Natural Bridge School Road
Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579
540-291-3802
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and Non-Auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops
Inboor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities: Yes Storage Facilities: Yes
Maximum Performers:
Standing: 288 in Auditorium/1200 in Gym
Sitting: 450 in Auditorium/1500 in Gym
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, Chairs, Podium, Risers
Stage Dimensions: 20’ X 30’

 

The Black Box Theatre

Contact: Pat Walmsley, info@twcp.net
44 Franklin Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
276-635-5800
Performances Accepted: Drama Groups, Stationery Choral Groups, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities:Yes Storage Available: No
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

The Joy and Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre & Lobby

Contact: Dorie Smiley, dsmiley@academyfinearts.com
600 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
434-528-3256
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and Non-auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities:
Yes
Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 40 Standing: 40
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, P/A System
Stage Dimensions: Flexible
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

The Lyric Theater

Contact: Len Comaratta, live@thelyric.com
135 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-951-4771
Performances Accepted: Concert Bands and Orchestras, Dance Groups, Non-auditioned Performances and Parades, Jazz Ensembles, Stationery Choral Groups, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities: No Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 25 Standing: 50
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, PA System, Music Stand, Podium
Stage Dimensions: 23’ X 23’
Motorcoach Parking: No

 

Tresca on 8th

Contact: Tara Cofer, info@trescaon8th.com
724 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
434-229-8519
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and Non-auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities:
Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Varies, call for information
A/V Equipment Available: Call for information
Stage Dimensions: Flexible
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Virginia Beach Convention Center

Contact: Sales Manager, VBCC@vbgov.com
100 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-385-2000
Performances Accepted: Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Dance Groups, Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Changing Facilities:
Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Varies, call for information
A/V Equipment Available: Chairs, Microphones, P/A System, Podium, Risers
Stage Dimensions: Portable staging, size varies
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Virginia Beach Oceanfront Stages

Contact: Jim Coggin, jcoggin@visitvirginiabeach.com 17th Street, 24th Street and 31st Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-385-6642
Performances Accepted: Auditioned and Non-auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
Changing Facilities:
No Storage Available: No
Maximum Performers: Varies by stage, call for information
A/V Equipment Available: Call for information
Stage Dimensions: Varies
Motorcoach Parking: No

 

Virginia International Tattoo

Contact: Festival Box Office, info@vafest.org

440 Bank Street
Downtown Norfolk, VA 23510
757-282-2800
Performances Accepted: Auditioned, Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals, Parades, Stationery Choral
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities:Yes
Storage Facilities: Yes
Maximum Performers: Call for info.
A/V Equipment Available:Call for info.
Stage Dimensions: Varies.

 

Virginia Living Museum

Contact: Jennifer Turlington, rentals@thevlm.org
524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23601
757-534-7402
Performances Accepted: Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Parades, Stationery Choral, Workshops or Clinics
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities:Yes Storage Available: Yes
Maximum Performers: Sitting: 40 Standing: 50
A/V Equipment Available: Microphones, Chairs, Podium
Stage Dimensions: Varies depending on performance area
Motorcoach Parking: Yes

 

Waterside District

Contact: Glenn Sutch, glenn@watersidedistrict.com
333 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-H2O-SIDE
Performances Accepted:Choral Incorporating Movement, Concert Bands and Orchestras, Festivals and Competitions, Jazz Ensembles, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Stationery Choral
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Changing Facilities: Yes Storage Available: Limited
Maximum Performers: Standing: 40 Sitting: 30
A/V Equipment Available: All are available
Stage Dimensions: 16x20
Motorcoach Parking: Onsite
Special Instructions: Ability to perform both inside and out