Virginia Stage Company

The premier professional theatre in southeastern Virginia, Virginia Stage Company was founded in 1978 by members of the Hampton Roads community who had a deep desire to make live theatre a part of the area’s cultural life. For its home, VSC chose the Wells Theatre in downtown Norfolk, which was fully restored in 1986 and is now a National Historic Landmark.

Contact Us

Main Line 757.627.6988   |   Fax 757.628.5958   |  Box Office 757.627.1234

The Wells Theatre
108 E. Tazewell Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3770
Norfolk, VA 23514

Admin Office
555 E. Main Street
Suite 1001
Norfolk, VA 23510

Our Mission

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY IS

southeastern Virginia’s leading theater destination, serving an audience of over 70,000 annually, both at the Wells Theatre and throughout the community. VSC’s mission is to “enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality.”

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY EXISTS AS

a home for professional theater in Downtown Norfolk and has earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost regional theaters. VSC attracts the nation’s leading artists to the Wells stage for an annual artistic mix of stage classics, contemporary entertainment, and innovative new works. Shows receiving their world premieres at VSC regularly include stories of special regional interest that we commission through our American Soil New Plays Program and musicals on their path to the Great White Way that we present in partnership with Broadway producers. VSC productions are created on site and from the ground up – costumes to sets, sound to lighting – especially for our unique Hampton Roads audience.

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY STRIVES TO

celebrate our community’s rich diversity and reaches out to the broadest possible constituency for all our work. Our ongoing agenda at VSC includes brainstorming new ways for people to experience theater as both our society and our artform evolve.

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY CONNECTS

the Hampton Roads community through educational and community engagement initiatives that enrich lives and encourage artists and audiences for the future. Our offerings are based on our core values of quality, diversity, and community. As an integral component of VSC's mission, our education and community programming strives to reflect the needs of the communities we serve, to advocate for arts integration and experiences that promote literacy, character development, and critical thinking. We hope to inspire participants to transform the way they examine the world through programs that are accessible to all people and to develop the next generation of artists and audiences.

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY IS OWNED BY

our community and relies heavily on the generosity of individuals, corporations, municipalities and charitable foundations in reaching its mission. For their support and for the invested enthusiasm of our community, we are deeply grateful.