We absolutely love having you at The Z. Currently we can't exactly do that, but we can still find ways to be creative and socially distant at the same time. Let's virtually hangout and do what we do best. These new online programs focus on supporting local artists and maintaining community connections while we have to remain physically apart.


We know everyone is feeling the challenges of the day. There is no gift too small that won't make a BIG difference in keeping The Z working for all of us, as a community-minded, non profit theater dedicated to new & emerging works & artists. We are all relying on each other right now. Our remote programming is our way of showing we are here for you, please let us know you are here for us by making a donation today.



Airs: March 30-May 15, 2020 JOIN US LIVE on Thursday, April 16 at 3:30PM and 7:30PM for Origami Folding Parties #VBStrong: Healing through The Arts continues, now more than ever… […]

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Airs: April 9, 2020 at 7:30PM IT’S BACK – just a little different this time around! It’s virtual musical theater… or something we like to call Chair-eoke! Join your fellow […]

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Airs: April 10, 2020 at 9PM This comedy show will be streamed live on YouTube Live and our website starting at 9pm. This is a FREE stream. Please consider donating […]

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Airs: April 14, 2020 at 4PM Teens, The Z is here for you! Join our Community Liaison on ZOOM. Now is the time to work on that monologue, to write […]

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Airs: April 17, 2020 at 7PM This concert will be streamed live on Facebook starting at 7pm. This is a FREE stream. Please consider donating to The Z if you […]

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Airs: April 23, 2020 at 7:30PM The Word is in collaboration with Zeiders American Dream Theater, The Muse Writers Center, Hampton Roads Writers, and Tidewater Writers. RSVP ON FACEBOOK! The […]

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Aired: March 26, 2020 at 7:30pm From the comfort of your own home, join The Z’s Community Liaison and Marketing Director for VIRTUAL Creative Office Hours! Pour yourself a glass […]



The Dramatist magazine’s editor, Joey Stocks, hosts a conversation about the craft of writing for the stage and all of its associated bits. Podcast is unedited. (Please note the interview […]



Our Community Liaison, Sibel Galindez, has invited her very special guest, Larry O’Keefe, Broadway composer of Legally Blonde & Heathers. The two went to Harvard together and worked together in […]


Check out these other outside groups for virtual cultural experiences and resources for artists and patrons!
(These are all listed in alphabetical order and not by date)

Billboard Virtual Concerts
All the Live Streams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis

Children's Books Read Aloud
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds

COVID-19 Freelance Artists
Designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.

Great Performances on PBS
Watch the best of Broadway performances for FREE!

Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams
During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 20 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.

Museum Virtual Tours
Visit some of the world’s most famous museums from the comfort of your own home. Here are a dozen of them.

New York Public Library
The New York Public Library has an app that allows anyone with a library card (and an iOS or Android phone) to "borrow" any of the 300,000 e-books in the collection.

NPR list of free streaming Concerts
A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

Philadelphia Orchestra's Beethoven's Symphonies 5 & 6 
On March 12, the Philadelphia Orchestra played Beethoven’s Symphonies 5 and 6 in an empty Verizon Hall.

Theatre Podcasts
Need something less visual? Check out these Top 20 Theatre Podcasts to listen to in 2020

Virginia Stage Company
Check out our buddies at Virginia Stage Company who also have some great online resources. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for more events!

Virtual Virginia MOCA 
Virtual Virginia MOCA brings you and your family not only the ability to see the art on exhibition at Virginia MOCA, but also to get to know more about the art and the artists through interesting interviews, articles, videos and more.