Regent University's Communication & Performing Arts Center has quickly earned the respect of industry professionals, artists and patrons throughout the Hampton Roads area. Built in 2002, as a state-of-the-art, hands-on training center, the facility includes a proscenium theater, black box theatre, acting lab theater, film and video production studio, two screening rooms and a grand lobby. These facilities are supported by spacious dressing rooms and a comfortable performers' green room, as well as a staff of trained professionals.
Located in the heart of Virginia's Hampton Roads region, this 140,000 square foot world-class venue enjoys a stellar reputation for acoustic and technical sophistication, ease of access, audience comfort and pure aesthetic beauty.
So exceptional is our Communication & Performing Arts Center that renowned performers and producers in a variety of arts, public speakers, political leaders, corporations, educators and others seek it out with the assurance they will be supported by the most modern performance environment in the region.
We are the site of an annual concert series featuring the acclaimed Virginia Symphony Orchestra, several performances of which have aired on PBS; as well as an annual Clash of the Titans® debate series, episodes of which have aired on C-SPAN. Our main theater has hosted pianist and singer John Tesh, the Limón Dance Company, classical guitarist Christopher Parkening and others. Our distinguished guest speakers have included former U.S. Senator Bob Dole, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, former Governor Jeb Bush, General Barry McCaffrey, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L. North, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, General Wesley Clark, journalists Bill O'Reilly and Charlie Rose, author and motivational speaker Bruce Wilkinson and many others.
"Superb Acoustics and Intimate Environment"
The Communication & Performing Arts Center has been a special joy for the Virginia Symphony in its superb acoustics and intimate environment. The musicians and I found it to be warm, resonant and very flattering to the sound of the orchestra. We hear each other well and feel our sound blooms and develops in the space. Listeners assure us they feel enveloped by the music and close to the energy of the musicians.
Music Director, Virginia Symphony Orchestra
"State of the Art Facilities and Equipment"
Shooting in this facility worked out extremely well for my production. When you spend two weeks shooting in one spot, you need clean, well-maintained spaces and equipment, room for all your gear and personnel, and cooperative support staff. Regent offered all that and more. From load-in to strike, the production was seamless.
Miller Martin Miller Productions
The Lost Letters of Faith