The NorVa In Norfolk, Virginia | Unique Venues
The NorVa

The NorVa

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


The NorVa is a performing theatre venue 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 Norfolk, VA 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.


  • 1,450 Max Capacity
  • Stage, Sound + Lighting
  • VIP Lounge
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Balcony Level
  • Bar Areas
  • Analog Marquee
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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 1450 guests

Featured Amenities

  • Paid Parking
  • Pet Friendly

Venue Location + Transportation


317 Monticello Ave,
Norfolk, Virginia 23510


  • Onsite Parking: No

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: No
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


Full Production Facility – Stage, Sound, and Lighting

  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: No
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes