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Arts & Culture Adventures

 

Inspired by the beauty of our ocean views, Virginia Beach is a place where expression thrives. Through vibrant visual arts and lively stages, these adventures take you into the heart of your own creativity.

 

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BACKSTAGE BROADWAY

Stealing the scene is the theme of this theater-focused excursion that combines the natural beauty of the coastline with an amazing hands-on visit backstage at a professional production. BACKSTAGE BROADWAY - BEHIND THE SCENES offers an all-access pass to meet the cast and crew, attend a dress rehearsal and never have to learn your lines. This adventure is bookable for the week prior to the production.

Virginia Musical Theatre / Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market St. •(757) 340-5446 • Broadwayatthecenter.com • Tour Price: $10 per person • Tour Length: 1 hour + production length • Participants: minimum 20, maximum 50 • Availability: year-round, based on production schedule

 

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN

All hands on stage for an incredible BEHIND THE CURTAIN experience. After a show-stopping professional stage performance, head backstage for a peek into the lives of the performers. You'll learn the tricks of the trade, meet the actors and see yourself in the spotlight.

 

Virginia Musical Theatre / Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market St. •(757) 340-5446 • Broadwayatthecenter.com • Tour Price: $10 per person • Tour Length: 1 hour + production length • Participants: minimum 20, maximum 50 • Availability: year-round, based on production schedule

 

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THE GREAT CREATE

This close to the ocean, inspiration rises like the tide. Experience THE GREAT CREATE starting with a visit to the current exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. After a mind-opening tour, you'll have a new appreciation of contemporary art, its influence and impact on our lives today. Then you'll get hands-on and connect with your own creativity in a travel journal workshop.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art 2200 Parks Ave. • (757) 425-0000 • Virginiamoca.org Tour Price: $12 per person • Tour Length 2.5 hours • Participants: minimum 30, maximum 50 • Availability: year-round, Tuesday - Wednesday, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

 

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Surf and Sound

With so many outdoor venues and world-class performance spaces, Virginia Beach welcomes young musicians with open arms and eager audiences. Student bands, orchestras and choral groups can focus on their music while enjoying the rewards of being in a safe, fun-loving beach environment. Call for details on permit and marching specifics.

Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (757) 385-6642 • VisitVirginiaBeach.com • Availability: year-round

 

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Beach Life

One of the greatest things about being in Virginia Beach is just that; simply being at the beach. Taking in the ocean's daily show, enjoying a little fun in the sun, settling into the relaxed pace of life here. BEACH LIFE Adventures make the most of your time here with action-packed itineraries. Bike the boardwalk or hike through First Landing State Park – it's all part of the Virginia Beach Life.