Welcome to the Virginia Arts Festival WorldClass® Education Program. The Arts Festival affords tens of thousands of Hampton Roads and Southeastern Virginia students the opportunity to work with and experience first-hand some of the greatest living artists and performers of our generation. Programs in a variety of disciplines include Student Matinees, In-School Performances, In-School Workshops, and Master Classes. Our Education Programs sell out quickly, so don’t wait to create a WorldClass® learning experience for your students!

The Virginia Arts Festival is committed to making the Arts accessible to all students throughout our region. Thanks to generous donations from corporate sponsors and grant organizations, these programs are provided at a significantly reduced price. We will work with you in helping to find funding sources and scholarship options that will enable your class to participate in these unique cultural opportunities.

Interested schools or groups should contact Christine Foust, Education Director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling (757) 282-2817.



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This Arts Event is made possible in part by the:

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Generous support has been received from Wells Fargo, Capital Group Companies, Ferguson Enterprises, the Batten Educational Achievement Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, D. Baker Ames Charitable Foundation, Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, the Friedrich Ludwig Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, the Surdna Foundation and the following cities and counties and/or their Arts and Humanities Commissions: Chesapeake, James City County, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg.