Sandler Center Foundation Partners

Without the generous support and collaboration of our valuable partners, our programs and outreach would not be possible.

We are proud to work with some of the finest arts organizations in the region as well as program sponsors, the City of Virginia Beach and the experienced staff from Spectra, the venue management company for the Sandler Center.

Partner highlights:

  • Spectra is the venue management company in charge of taking care of operations for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The Sandler Center Foundation and Spectra are collaborative partners who work together to provide performing arts and event opportunities to the community. Together, they present the Sandler Center Foundation Education Program, “Ynot Wednesdays?” summer concert series, two Senior Dance programs, Out of the Box Emerging Artist Series and more.
  • The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is a City of Virginia Beach community building. Together, the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Foundation have hosted artist receptions, the Virginia Commission for the Arts annual meeting and other events focusing on the impact the arts have in our community.
  • Over three days in April 2017, a total of 3,077 students from local Title I schools had the opportunity to experience Richmond Ballet’s lecture demonstration of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This was possible through two performances at the Sandler Center as well as on-the-road visits to seven elementary schools in Hampton Roads.
  • Through our partnership with Virginia Arts Festival, we were able to present an additional two performances at the Sandler Center to students from Title I schools and serve 2,150 students in grades K-4. These performances included the dynamic storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston as well as the Los Angeles-based dance ensemble Lula Washington Dance Theatre.
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