6 signature series.

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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

Plan B Comedy Series: Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high-energy, fast-paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows. 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!