VAACC presents: Artist Masterpiece Series

A FREE Z Ticket Bank Event

March 21, 2024


Main Stage Theater

Join the Virginia African American Cultural Center for a live recording of its highly acclaimed Virtual Artist Masterpiece 2023-2024 Series on March 21, 2024, at 7pm, featuring Becky Livas.
Viewers must register online in advance for this free event, hosted in part by the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission.

Don’t Forget to Register for this amazing event – See you soon!

A Z Ticket Bank FREE performance provided by Virginia African American Cultural Center. Additional funding for this performance comes from the City of Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs through the Arts and Humanities Commission.

Live at The Z: Aviana

Live at The Z Music Series

January 19, 2024


Main Stage Theater

Big Juicy Entertainment presents Aviana

Ft. Courtney Rogers at 6:30pm

Featuring a lively and energetic full band sound- R&B artist Aviana steps into the spotlight on The Z’s Main Stage to present an exciting evening of original music from her upcoming album “Ode to Venus”.

About The Artist
At the tender confluence of past meets present, where vocal dexterity meets raw emotion, you’ll find the fresh-faced R&B sensation, Aviana. This young virtuoso has spun a rich tapestry of soulful reverberations, echoing the profound influences of legendary matriarchs of music like Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, and Etta James.

With a voice that dances fluidly between the velvety depths of vintage soul and the vibrant rhythms of modern R&B, Aviana is more than just a singer; she’s a melodious force weaving new narratives into the complex tapestry of the genre. Her melodies, both potent and soul-stirring, resonate deeply with a generation seeking empowerment and authenticity.

Breathing new life into the R&B scene, Aviana has spellbound audiences across Hampton Roads, embodying a compelling blend of resilience and grace that captivates from the first note. She paints with a palette of sounds that embrace the strength in vulnerability, resonating in the hearts of those lucky enough to witness her mesmerizing performances.

As she molds her debut Album, Ode to Venus, Aviana invests more than just her remarkable vocal prowess; she pours her very essence into each track, crafting an oeuvre that promises not only to leave an indelible mark but to redefine the boundaries of contemporary R&B.

Keep your eyes and ears attuned: Aviana is not just singing tunes; she’s heralding a new era of R&B, where the future reverberates with the echoes of the soulful past.

Uncle Wiggily’s Christmas Carol

with Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

December 29, 2023

11am and 2pm

Main Stage Theater

Performances on Dec. 22-23 have been RESCHEDULED to Dec. 29 at 11am and 2pm. Please contact our box office at 757-499-0317 for ticketing assistance. 

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky

You’re invited to the Woods for a holiday tea at Uncle Wiggily’s house… only Uncle Wiggily is the last to know! In order to keep you entertained, the old rabbit gentleman will have to get everyone’s help to put on the biggest production the forest has ever seen: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”!
You’ll meet Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy the muskrat housekeeper, Jumpo Kinkytail the Monkey, Doctor Possum (the possum), and a slew of madcap characters as they portray the quintessential Christmas tale… with just a few minor changes! With enduring themes of love, generosity, and second chances, there’s no better way to celebrate the season than with Uncle Wiggily and his forest friends in CTHR’s beloved adaptation. A charming and original spin on the classic, and great holiday fun for the entire family.

Appropriate for all ages, best enjoyed by those four and up.

Faerie Folk of the Emerald Isle

with Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

March 09, 2024

Saturday at 11am and 2pm

Main Stage Theater

Written by Anton Five, Directed by Mike Burnette

Join CTHR and a host of Faerie Folk this Spring for a magical romp through the sidh- or call it, Faerie Land, if you prefer.

You’ll meet representatives of the Good Folk, like the mischievous Red Man, the elusive Leprechaun, and the even more elusive Pooka. They’ll need your help untangling the mix-up at the Changeling Office and, more importantly, finding out what happened to the Magic Cow!!
This brand-new production is a fairy tale mash-up guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages with lots of laughs, audience interaction, and a bit of Irish Magic!
Appropriate for all ages, best enjoyed by those four and up.


with Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

June 01, 2024

Saturday at 11am and 2pm

Main Stage Theater

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky

They’ve seen the dinosaurs. Battled robots. Tamed the Wild West. Very nearly traveled to the Middle Ages. Clashed with pirates. And now, your three favorite time-travelers are going where no SciTech Industry employee has gone before: Space!

Drs Wells, Lewis, and Stevens are back to take you on another heart-pounding, jaw-dropping, belly-laughing, interactive adventure! Don’t miss the fifth installment of our Exclamation Point Series: Space!

Appropriate for all ages, best enjoyed by those four and up.

Creative Teams Kickoff & Artist Mixer

a free event at Proteus Festival 2023

September 27, 2023


Lobby, Main Stage Theater

Creative Teams and Artists are invited to this event kicking off Proteus Festival. We will announce the prompt for creative teams, followed by social hour and networking.

Form a Creative Team at Proteus Festival. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Grab up to 5 friends and come to The Z on 9/27 to receive your prompt. Then, over the course of 5 days, create a new work in one of three disciplines: theater, music, and film, or a mix of all 3, and on opening day of Proteus Festival, 10/5 at 7:30pm, present that new work at The Z.

Creative Teams receive rehearsal space, technical support, and special access to all Proteus Festival events. They may also receive mentorship from local professionals in their chosen field if they desire that support.

Sign up here:
Email our Community Liaison with questions.