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

March 9

Champions Of Magic: The Worldwide Wonders Tour

Don’t miss this unbelievable show to entertain the entire family and see why fans return to see one of the world’s biggest touring illusion shows time and time again.

March 10

Champions Of Magic: The Worldwide Wonders Tour

“Five of the world’s top illusionists” – Broadway World

March 11

Champions Of Magic: The Worldwide Wonders Tour

“You HAVE to check them out! That was tremendous!” – Access Hollywood Live

“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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