The Z is about ARTISTIC EXPERIENCES.
Unique entertainment. Distinctive venues. Creative conversations. The Z’s 300-seat theater and studio theater will offer an intimate, interactive complement to existing larger venues in the area, thereby broadening and enriching arts entertainment opportunities as a whole. For Hampton Roads audiences that means entertainment that they won’t get to experience anywhere else.
The Z is about ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITY.
Hampton Roads has got talent. Our region is brimming with exceptionally gifted creative people and performers—musicians, writers, playwrights and much more. The Z provides a unique professional venue in which these artists can showcase and develop their crafts in real time.
The Z is about CREATIVE EXPLORATION.
The arts are perhaps most alive in the creation of new work. The Z serves as a “creative kitchen” in which artists can introduce new songs, writing, plays and more. The Z’s support allows them to explore, take risks and immerse themselves in the creative process.
The Z is about DYNAMIC COLLABORATION.
We’re all in this together. By partnering with established area arts organizations like the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Musical Theatre, The Z complements and enhances their programming, community reach and impact. The Z understands that when the arts as a whole thrive, we all benefit—artists, patrons and the broader community.
The Z is about COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
Our passion for the arts reflects a “big picture” passion for our community. Whether we are guiding a talented musician in taking their music to the next level, or working with local leaders on a new event in town, or partnering with a non-profit organization to create their next support activity, The Z is dedicated to helping our community achieve its full creative potential.