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In conformance with Governor Ralph Northam’s statewide ban on events over 10 people, and due to the increasing threat of COVID-19, 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 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."

Upcoming Performances Postponed or Cancelled

Attucks Jazz Club:
Stephanie Nakasian, vocalist   - POSTPONED to October 3, 2020
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm  
Attucks Theatre

William Walton’s Façade: An Entertainment - POSTPONED – date to be announced
Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Joan & Macon Brock Theatre,
Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

Queen's Six - CANCELED
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center, Virginia Wesleyan University

Collage Dance Collective – POSTPONED – date to be announced
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Harrison Opera House

Zakir Hussain Trio – POSTPONED to April 13, 2021
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Robin Hixon Theater,
Clay and Jay Barr Education Center

Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music – POSTPONED – date to be announced
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Chrysler Hall

Vuyo Sotashe - CANCELED
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Roger Brown’s

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – POSTPONED – date to be announced
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Virginia International Tattoo - CANCELED
Thursday, April 30 – Sunday, May 3, 2020
Scope Arena

Norfolk NATO Festival events - CANCELED
Thursday, April 30 – Saturday, May 2, 2020
Downtown Norfolk

The Kingdom Choir – POSTPONED to April 12, 2021
Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Attucks Theatre

Beethoven Celebration – POSTPONED to August 28-30, 2020 Information available here
Friday-Sunday, May 15-May 17, 2020

Shawn Colvin, Steady On 30th Anniversary Tour - POSTPONED to July 30, 2020 Information available here
Wednesday May 6, 2020, Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, Norfolk


The Virginia Arts Festival is committed to providing the utmost flexibility for our patrons in light of these circumstances.

As the Virginia Arts Festival is a non-profit institution relying on both ticket sales and contributed revenue, we ask you to consider donating the value of your ticket(s). While cancelling performances is necessary for the health of all our patrons, staff, artists, and volunteers, it will be a loss for the institution, making donations even more important. If you choose to donate your ticket(s) you will help sustain our revenue during this time, allowing us to continue inspiring and impacting people through the performing arts, and receive a tax deduction.

Tickets for postponed performances will automatically be moved to the rescheduled performance date. If you are unable to attend the new date, please contact the VAF Box Office.

Ticketholders for canceled Virginia Arts Festival events have the following options:

-Exchange your tickets for another 2020 Virginia Arts Festival performance
-Donate your tickets, and receive a tax deduction for the total value of your ticket(s)
-Exchange your tickets for a Virginia Arts Festival gift certificate
-Receive a full refund for the value of the ticket(s) and associated fees

We ask that you consider donating your ticket back to the Virginia Arts Festival. 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. For assistance, please contact the VAF Box Office at 757-282-2822 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or submit below form.

submit a form online

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