Cover Photo Artist Credit: Pattie Chalmers, Every Day I Think of You.
Meeting planners know they have to make the math work, and art is an easy way to multiply the appeal for any function. Choosing a destination that also complements your company or group’s culture sets the stage for both excitement and success, so let Virginia Beach’s array of arts venues deliver the perfect off-site venue solution for your next meeting or event.
Inspire your attendees with the modern changing galleries of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. A variety of visual media by acclaimed artists is displayed throughout three event spaces each accommodating up to 350 people. Choose an expansive atrium with vaulted ceilings and live trees, a theater-style auditorium, or a new pavilion featuring a breathtaking 16-foot Dale Chihuly chandelier centerpiece.
Head to the city’s Town Center District for a pair of performing arts venues that will earn rave reviews from your company’s audience. Showcasing opportunities for creative exploration, Zeider’s American Dream Theater features a 300-seat main theater, flexible black box theater, and an outdoor terrace overlooking the Fountain Plaza. The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts shines with three exquisite lobby levels, a studio theatre, and a 1,308-seat luxury performance hall with outstanding acoustics and a 35’ projection screen.
Artistic experiences also can be enjoyed at several of the city’s outdoor venues. A 26-foot tall bronze King Neptune statue towers majestically over Neptune Park which features a stage, bandshell, and expansive green space fronting the Boardwalk and the Atlantic ocean. Need to entertain the entire company or association? The Virginia Beach Amphitheater combines a covered pavilion with a graded lawn to seat up to 20,000 in a premier outdoor concert venue. Or, roll out the red carpet into the city’s fun and funky ViBe Creative District – just blocks from the ocean and home to nearly 200 creators and endless collections of murals and outdoor installations; the cultural hub hosts a year-round series of events to nurture your team’s creative side.
From an intimate gallery setting to an interactive performance venue, Virginia Beach’s vibrant art scene is sure to deliver a standing ovation from all your attendees!