Enjoy films
as they are meant to be seen
The Commodore Theatre
Hot Performances, cool waterfront breezes
your fill of Culture in an inspiring setting
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Arts and Entertainment.

If you love the arts and entertainment, you have come to the right place. Portsmouth’s galleries and entertainment venues have never been livelier.

Commodore Theatre

Commodore Theatre

A luxuriously restored 1945 Art Deco-style motion picture theater that shows first-run movies while serving light dinners. Among the many features are a 42-foot screen, THX Digital sound system, upholstered seating and crystal chandeliers.


Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

This Greek-Revival building built in 1846, served as the Norfolk County Courthouse until 1960. It is now home to the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, with two spacious galleries of ever-changing exhibits. The museum is also host to a variety of workshops. And the courtyard is usually a buzz with artist demonstrations and live music on First Friday’s from May through October.

Portsmouth Pavilion

Union Bank & Trust Pavilion

This intimate 6,500 capacity outdoor venue is located on the waterfront. Hosting live entertainment from all musical genres, it’s centrally located to all Hampton Roads cities. Past highlights include Tom Petty, Anita Baker, Robert Plant, Tony Bennett, Vince Gill, BB King and more. For the latest concert schedule, visit the website.

The Visual Arts Center of TCC

Visual Arts Center at Tidewater Community College

The Visual Art Center’s galleries feature six exhibitions annually by regional, national and international artists, faculty and students. A complete spectrum of are media is represented in a wide variety of styles and approaches. Galleries are free and open to the public.

Willett Hall

Willett Hall

A 2,000-seat entertainment facility with outstanding acoustics. Features concerts, guest speakers, theater, musicals and dance performances.