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Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre

108 E Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1802
+1 757-627-1234
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Great theatrical venue

If you’re lucky enough to be in town when they are presenting something, go! Everything I’ve seen... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
VBHokie82
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Norfolk, Virginia
Great Venue

The Wells is a true classic Venue and a gem for the city of Norfolk. They present some great shows... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RalphTaylor
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY is a professional, producing theatre company based in Norfolk, VA. We strive to enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality. The WELLS THEATRE was built in 1912 and is an outstanding example of Beaux Arts theatre architecture. A must-see for architecture lovers! 2017-18 Season: RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH (9/13-10/1) THE PARCHMAN HOUR: SONGS AND STORIES OF THE '61 FREEDOM RIDERS (10/25-11-12) A CHRISTMAS CAROL (12/7-12/24) PRIDE & PREJUDICE (1/17/18-02/04/18) THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (2/21-3/11) DISGRACED (04/4-04/22) CROWNS (05/9-05/27)
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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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108 E Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1802
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you’re lucky enough to be in town when they are presenting something, go! Everything I’ve seen there has been first-rate. The theater itself is lovely - great historic details that have been well-preserved.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wells is a true classic Venue and a gem for the city of Norfolk. They present some great shows both well known and new.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Old theater. Stuffy sometimes but comfortable. Very good actors and good plays. You have. To park at MacArthur Center.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

I didn't love the production I saw, but the building is lovely and I enjoyed my dinner at 219 afterward. $35 for a Sunday matinée is a fair price.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Hound of the Baskervilles was funny, the actors were excellent, and the Wells Theater is a treasure! Definitely worth you time and the price is very reasonable... a fun outing!

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vastage, Guest Relations Manager at Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thanks, David! We're glad you enjoyed the show and the Wells. Thanks for joining us.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Stuck in town due to cancelled flight looking to kill some time. The show was really really fun. Great cast and the theater is a lovely old place. I had a delightful afternoon for only $20. Go a support local theater.

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vastage, Guest Relations Manager at Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

It stinks that your flight was canceled, but we're so glad you chose to join us (and that you enjoyed the show)! Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Great show and lively performance of The Hound of the Baskervilles last night. We always enjoy VSC productions.

Thank Janisrn
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vastage, Guest Relations Manager at Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

We do, too! But seriously, we're so happy that you enjoyed your night at the Wells.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Hound of Baskervilles was the most entertaining play I've seen at The Wells Theater. Three actors played all the parts and had the audience in stitches for about 2 hours. I have never seen a bad play here - enjoyed them all, but so far...More

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vastage, Guest Relations Manager at Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

We're so glad you liked it (and couldn't stop laughing)! Thanks for the review. :-)

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We went to see the hounds of the baskervilles, a 3 person play. It was hilarious and I highly recommend it. The wells theater is a beautiful place to watch a play. If you have trouble climbing stairs, be sure to choose seats on the...More

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vastage, Guest Relations Manager at Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Thank you for the review, Dwayne! We're so happy you enjoyed the show and your visit to the Wells.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Was expecting traditional retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale. Surprised to find out it would be the unusual, hilarious 3 man farce. My sister and I came to the Wells years ago when they ran plays like Hot Grog, and Sam Shepard's Buried Child....More

Thank Lynda W
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vastage, Guest Relations Manager at Virginia Stage Company at The Wells Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

We're so glad you were able to join us again and that you enjoyed your night!

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