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Curtain Up! New Play Series

The curtain is rising on new theater works featuring local talent and professional performers alike. Take a front row seat and play an important role in bringing shows to life, from dramas to comedies and theatrical art that makes you think. Theater starts here!

Live at the Z: Music Series

The spotlight is on music with our Live at The Z Music Series specially curated to elevate new and exciting artists of all genres to the center stage. Originality and talent shines in our state-of-the-art venue that welcomes audiences into an intimate and immersive musical experience. Music starts here! #LiveatTheZ

Open Mics

Step on stage and showcase your talents! Writers, comedians, musicians and performers of all kinds can test-drive works-in-progress, debut new pieces, or take the mic for fun in this welcoming, supportive environment. New talent starts here!

  • The Undiscovered: Musical Theater Open Mic
  • The Word: Spoken Word Open Mic
  • The Z Unplugged: Musician & Singer Open Mic

Plan B Comedy

The community-favorite, Plan B Comedy series, where the laughter never stops (well, eventually it stops… but you get it)!  Our longest running resident company combines Sketch, Improv and Stand Up for an unforgettable evening of fun.  You’ll want to plan to be at Plan B. Comedy starts here! 

Plan B Jams:  The original improv workshop is back! Watch, participate, ask questions and get answers in these open Plan B rehearsals where anyone can join in the Jam sesh!  Whether you’re brushing up on your existing skills or learning new ones, these Jams are a perfect way to explore your creativity and meet some new friends. Free and open to the public

Family Time

The Z and community partners present a full season of original tales and family favorites in fun, engaging performances for theater-lovers of all ages! Family fun starts here! Featuring performances by the Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads.

Artist Member Events

The Z Artists and local art-lovers are invited to this series of interactive workshops, Master Classes, and social hours aimed at cultivating creativity and community! Your creative spark starts here!