A wide view of the Roper Center

About the Roper

The TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center occupies the former Loews State Theater building. Originally built in elegant style in 1926, TCC lovingly restored this former movie and Vaudeville palace as a state-of-the-art performance venue.

Since reopening, The Roper has hosted hundreds of national and world class arts attractions, including The Royal Shakespeare Company, the Netherlands Dance Theatre, Art Garfunkel, the Guthrie Theatre Company and the Emerson String Quartet.

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Shows & Events

November 1

Deadline for Submissions: ChannelMarker

TCC students are encouraged to submit their creative writing to ChannelMarker, an annual literary anthology exclusively composed of student poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Selected authors should consider reading their work during the TCC Literary Festival held in the spring. ChannelMarker submission link: https://forms.tcc.edu/channelmarker-submissions/

“We are less lonely when we connect. Art is connection.”

- Nikki Giovanni

History of the Roper Theater

The TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center occupies the former Loews State Theater building in the revitalized downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Originally built in elegant style in 1926, TCC lovingly restored this former movie and Vaudeville palace as a state-of-the-art performance venue.

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