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

December 15

The Hurrah Players Present: “Hurrah for the Holidays”

A joyful celebration featuring all the best music of the season – from your favorite classic standards to popular modern day hits.

JSTP graduation

December 18

Job Skills Training Program Graduation

TCC’s Job Skills Training Program (JSTP) holds its fall commencement.

“Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.”

- Leonard Bernstein

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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