Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Opened in November of 2007, the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is one of the region’s most stunning structures as well as one of the nation’s most acoustically sound venues for the arts. This 1,300 seat hall often sees such groups as the Virginia Symphony, the opera, ballet, and many more local performing arts groups hosting several various talents. The building also serves as an art gallery, admitting serious visual and fine craft artists from around the region and nation. The collection is rotated bi-monthly, giving your group several art appreciation options while visiting.
The Behind the Scenes tour is available upon request at any time and is featured throughout the day every "Y-Not Wednesday" at the venue, a day dedicated to involving the community in the arts in as many ways as possible. During this tour, your group will have the chance to look at award-winning architecture, state of the art amenities, learn backstage secrets, learn the history of the venue and the artists who have played it, and even get to stand on the stage! Once outside your group can delight in the outdoor plaza art such as the most popular piece, Wings. This outdoor sculpture is considered a large-scale kinetic sculpture made of aluminum and catches the eye of visitors and passersby constantly. Be sure to stop by the gift shop or cafe on your way out!