Hampton Roads residents benefit from a wealth of artistic endeavors, from stage plays to opera to ballet and more.
The American Theatre
125 E. Mellen St.
Hampton, VA 23663 757-722-2787
Built in 1908, this restored vaudeville house is now a thriving performing arts center with year-round live performances including dance, jazz and world music, cabaret shows, symphony and theater, as well as therapeutic yoga classes and more. Call or visit the website for a calendar of performances and ticket information.
The Charles H. Taylor Art Center
4205 Victoria Blvd.
Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-1490
This neoclassical building, constructed in 1925 and renovated in 1989 as a visual arts center, hosts nearly a dozen art exhibitions each year, highlighting established and emerging regional artists in a variety of media, subjects and styles. Admission is free. Call or check the website for a calendar of events.
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is far more than just a strip of restaurants and hotels. Here you can visit museums, enjoy monuments and nautical sculptures (meet King Neptune), pedal along the separate bike path and catch live performance art such as juggling, magic and music along the 3-mile stretch. And then there’s all that beach.