​​Arts & Entertainment

Th​roughout the year, Virginia Beach pulsates with cultural celebrations, musical performances, and diverse festivals.

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, the region’s newest performing arts facility, hosts scores of world-renowned entertainers and provides a state-of-the-art home for the area’s finest performing arts organizations. With the farthest seat only 100 feet from the stage, seating in the 1,300-seat performance hall is both generous and intimate. 

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art(MOCA) is the only accredited museum in Virginia devoted exclusively to contemporary art.  It fosters awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time.  Through excellence and diversity in our exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the community.

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 Music and Performance

The fun starts in June and continues through Labor Day weekend. Don't miss out!

The main attraction for the Virginia Beach cultural arts scene is the world-class Sandler Center for the Performing Arts​. Dedicated in November of 2007, the Sandler Center performance hall is among the nation’s most acoustically sound arts venues. The Center hosts scores of world-renowned entertainers and provides a state-of-the-art home for the area's finest performing arts organizations. With the furthest seat only 100 feet from the stage, seating in the 1,300-seat performance hall is both generous and intimate.

The Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater  at Virginia Beach  seats 20,000 and draws world-renowned entertainers, including Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Kid Rock. Whether you are in one of the 7,500 reserved seats under the pavilion roof or under the stars on the l​awn, the amphitheater i​s a must-see attraction. For concert information and ticket prices, visit www.livenation.com.

Each summer, Beach Street USA delights passersby on Atlantic Avenue and the neighboring Boardwalk. Boasting over 1,000 free shows this Summer, Beach Street features performances from musicians, puppets, magicians, and more! 

 Attractions

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Each year millions of visitors flock to Virginia Beach. They come to enjoy the City’s famous three-mile boardwalk (named one of the top ten boardwalks by National Geographic), 38 miles of beachfront, and many exciting year-round attractions. For more information, visit ​www.vbfun.com.​​

​Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has two pavilions and an IMAX® 3D Theater. It features several aquariums with a total of 800,000 gallons of water, live animal habitats and hands-on exhibits, nature trail and outdoor aviary. The Restless Planet gallery offers a walk-through tunnel aquarium as well as other immersive habitats and exhibits. Premium experiences, including behind-the-scenes tours and an in-the-water Seal Splash, provides an opportunity to interact with Virginia’s marine life. The Center celebrated its 25th anniversary on June 14, 2011 as the only non-historic Virginia attraction reaching more than 650,000 guests a year. For more information, visit www.virginiaaquarium.com.

Virginia Beach Town Center

The Virginia Beach Town Center​ is the focal point of the City’s dynamic Central Business District. Covering 17 city blocks and offering more than 800,000 square feet of Class A office space and 832,500 square feet of commercial space, Town Center features an eclectic mix of shopping, dining, entertainment, and living options. Enjoy world-renowned performers at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, or free live entertainment and festivals in the plaza. Moreover, visitors can dine at a local eatery or a national restaurant, shop at popular brand retailers and upscale boutiques, or treat themselves to a night at the 4-star Westin Hotel.

Military Aviation Museum

The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of America’s largest historic military aircraft collections. These vintage WWI and WWII aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang, Warhawk, and Spitfire, have been restored to their original flying configuration. The aircraft are flown on local demonstration flights and at regional air shows. For more information on the Museum ​visit www.militaryaviationmuseum.org.

Historic Houses

Virginia Beach residents and visitors can visit a variety of historic attractions​ in the City, including the Adam Thoroughgood House, Francis Land House, the Cape Henry Lighthouses and site of the First Landing. In addition, the region provides a multitude of destinations including Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestown, Yorktown, and many other exciting adventures.​​​