Dating to 1908, this restored vaudeville house is now a thriving performing arts center presenting year-round live performances ranging from family fun, dance, cabaret, jazz and world music to classical, symphony and theater.
Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center hosts a series of changing exhibitions throughout the year. Many of the area’s leading arts organization partner with the Hampton Arts Commission in the presentation of annual exhibitions.
The Hampton History Museum serves to increase the awareness and understanding of the history of Hampton by maintaining an educational and research center for the collection, exhibition, interpretation, preservation and promotion of the vast historic resources of the city.
The collection is one of the most impressive of multicultural art in America. Founded in 1868, the museum is the nation’s oldest African-American museum and the oldest museum in Virginia. The holdings represent the first assemblage of African art collected by African American William H. Shepperd and it is the first institutional collection of work by African-African artists.