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Virginia Arts Festival Announces Changes to Spring Season

In conformance with Governor Ralph Northam’s statewide ban on events over 10 people, and due to the increasing threat of COVID-19, all public performances and education events scheduled through Sunday, June 27, 2020 will be rescheduled, postponed, or canceled effective Friday, April 3, 2020.  The Virginia Arts Festival’s top priority is the health and safety of all our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff.

"Thank you for your patience and your continued patronage as we work through the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The restrictions on travel have impacted our ability to bring world-class artists to our stages, and safety measures such as closing facilities and limiting public gatherings have forced us to reschedule, postpone, or cancel many upcoming performances," says Robert W. Cross, Perry Artistic Director, Virginia Arts Festival.  "We are working hard to reschedule as many performances as we can.  Until we can safely gather again, I wish you good health, and I look forward to seeing you at a Virginia Arts Festival performance once the crisis has ended."

There are several ticketing options, which can be found using the link below.  Please fill out and submit the form, notifying us of your preference, or you may leave a message for the VAF Box Office by calling 757-282-2822. 

The Virginia Arts Festival is providing the utmost flexibility for our patrons in light of these circumstances.  Our Box Office agents will be ready to accommodate individual patrons’ needs.  Due to anticipated volume, we ask for your patience as we address each case.  

We encourage you to stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram, where we'll be sharing uplifting and encouraging content, by some of our favorite Virginia Arts Festival artists. 

Performance list & Ticket Buyer Form


Until further notice, the Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center and VAF offices will be closed to visitors, however, administrative staff will be on hand to continue basic business operations. The Virginia Arts Festival programming staff is exploring options for rescheduling artists and productions for a future date where possible. The Virginia Arts Festival is closely monitoring the situation and will be revising this message as necessary. To stay informed on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov for the latest updates.

If you have any questions regarding the 2020 Festival, please contact the VAF box office at 757-282-2822, or email 
cstuart@vafest.org.