What to do Downtown
When wandering downtown, you’ll find our love for the performing arts and sports entertainment is never far. Attend a concert at the NorVa, a renovated vaudeville theater consistently ranked as the best in the region by locals. Catch an intimate Virginia Stage Company play at the historic Wells Theatre, whose Beaux Arts architecture dates back to 1912, or enjoy the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Broadway productions and more at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk’s premier performing arts center. Get dressed up for a night at the opera at Harrison Opera House, Norfolk’s renovated USO theater dating back to WWII, or dress down and attend a hockey game at Scope Arena, home of the Norfolk Admirals. During warmer months, take advantage of our open-air venues like the Virginia Arts Festival’s Bank Street Stage, Harbor Park, home of the Tides minor league baseball team, and Town Point Park which hosts a myriad of food and music festivals like the Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival, Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, PrideFest and more.