About The Roper

Intimacy and Elegance

Catching a show at the Roper Center is an experience like no other in town. Surrounded by stained-glass chandeliers and rich, hand-painted architectural detail resembling a Spanish courtyard, no seat is more than 100 feet from the stage.

With an award-winning event staff, ample parking within a block of the theater, excellent acoustics and outstanding technical capability, the Roper Center welcomes you as a guest, an artist, or a customer in search of a superb rental facility.

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Seating at the Roper


Fully ADA compliant, we accommodate all guests with special needs. We offer excellent accessible seating at all price levels, and assistive listening devices are available by request.


Seating Chart

Seating Chart

Seating up to 900 guests in plush comfort, no seat is more than 80 feet from the stage. From the front row to the gilded box seats to the mezzanine, there literally isn’t a bad seat in the house.


A view of the stage

Box Office

Advance tickets to most shows are available online, by phone or at the theater by appointment only. Free events, unless noted otherwise, are not ticketed. Seats are available on a first-come basis.


TCC Campus

Tidewater Community College

Founded in 1968, Tidewater Community College helps adults of all ages and backgrounds achieve their personal goals and contribute to the vitality of the greater community. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in southeastern Virginia, serving both students and local employers with more than 150 academic and career programs. It is one of 23 schools that make up the Virginia Community College System.