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The NorVa

317 Monticello Ave
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

1450Largest Group
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The NorVa is a performing theatre located in Norfolk, Virginia. The NorVa's name consists of an abbreviation relating to its location.

The NorVa was the brainchild of local music venue entrepreneurs Bill Reid and Rick Mersel, who have also developed the NTelos Wireless Pavilion and have ties to the development of Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach.[1] In 2014, the NorVa was acquired by Anschutz Entertainment Group.[2]

Norfolk, Virginia’s original NorVa Theatre opened in 1917 as a 2,000-seat Vaudeville theater then thrived as a premier movie theatre into the 1970s. The building served as home to the Downtown Athletic Club from 1980 until 1998 when it was renovated for its current use. The Norfolk, Virginia building is often noted by its patrons to be charming and aesthetically-pleasing due to its rustic and old-style appearance.

Featuring a main dance floor, wrap-around balcony level, VIP lounge, as well as state-of-the-art sound, stage, and lighting, The NorVa is versatile and capable of meeting the needs of any event type. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, award show, benefit concert, fundraiser, wedding, or private party our team of experienced event professionals can help transform your event into an experience.
AEG Special Event Venues:
Largest Group:
Full Production Facility - Stage, Sound, and Lighting
Onsite A/V Staff:
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110