Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Carrollton Smithfield
20080 Brewer's Neck Blvd.
Carrollton, VA 23314
Phone: (757) 542-3091
Fax: (757) 542-3097
The grand concert hall of the Ferguson Center for the Arts, which is located inside the campus of Christopher Newport University, is a premier venue for stellar professional performances. Equipped with amazing acoustics and seating capacity for more than 1,700 spectators, the place is an apt venue for concerts, theatre and lectures and in the past have hosted artistic groups like Blue Man Group and Doobie Brothers. Call or visit their website for more information.
Creepy and eerie, Spooky Acres Haunted House is ideally situated in Chesapeake Square Mall. Embrace some of the most spine-chilling experiences in the electric chair or its autopsy room.
For a great musical experience, visit the Hampton Coliseum. This state-of-the-art coliseum equipped with versatile facilities can accommodate up to 13,800 roaring fans. A real masterpiece, it sprawls over 75 acres of land. It also provides business facilities with conference and meeting rooms. The convenient location in the heart of the city is a landmark in itself and attracts tourists from all over.
This 23,000 square feet venue is spacious and is the home to one of the biggest indoor skate parks on the East Coast. The venue is frequented by over 5,000 skateboarding enthusiasts from Hampton Road, who also support the attached skate shop, which provides the necessary hardware for people to both stay safe and have fun. The skate park is also available for private events and instruction.
Explore the history of space here at the birthplace of the American space program. Step inside the Apollo 12 Command Module or examine a Martian meteorite. Float in the Space Ball (if you close your eyes, it is almost an outer space ball). When you land, enjoy a film at the Center's IMAX Theater.
Built in the year 1928, Armstrong Stadium in the Hampton University is a multi-purpose stadium with a seating capacity for 17,000 spectators. The stadium is home to the Hampton University Pirates football team and hosts national football league matches. The stadium amenities include a state-of-the-art seating arrangement on the north, west and east side of the stadium. Apart from the seating arrangement, the west end is equipped with a press box and the north side is equipped with conference room, team locker rooms, audio-visual rooms and a team lounge. A perfect place to catch up on the latest local football and track and field events. Call or visit their website for more updates.
Built in the year 1908, American Theatre originally featured as a high class theater for motion pictures and vaudeville performances. Currently owned by the Hampton Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization that worked for the theaters restoration, it has a seating capacity for 600 spectators in twin level seating arrangement derived from the original structure. A vibrant center for various live performances happening in the city, the theater serves as a refined platform for emerging young artists as well as professionals. Call to know more.
Home to Old Dominion University's Monarch and Lady Monarch Basketball teams, the Constant Convocation Center also provides plenty of family entertainment, concerts, and other special events like Sesame Street Live, the Harlem Globetrotters, Dave Matthews, and Roberta Flack with the Virginia Symphony. The Center has over 7300 main level seats with 16 luxury suites. There is also the Hospitality Room used for special events and the Constant Club, which overlooks the entire arena. Check website for event listings and show times.
Naro Expanded Cinema is a charming old-fashioned cinema with an always eclectic line-up. From independent indie films to documentaries, it shows left-field theater, usually neglected by multi-plexes. The cinema itself is a little dated and run-down but for many loyal patrons, that's part of its charm. Check the website for details of upcoming shows.
The Virginia Ballet Theatre has been performing and wowing audiences for more than four decades. The VBT is well known locally, nationally and internationally. The VBT has an impressive repertoire which includes perennial favorite The Nutcracker. See website for more information about upcoming shows.
The Harrison Opera House is home to the Virginia Opera and was once used as a USO theater in WWII. Featuring over 1,500 seats, the Opera House also features bars in the Lower and Grand Lobbies. The Opera House has staged performances of such opera classics as Rossini's Barber of Seville, Puccini's Tosca and Verdi's Il Trovatore.
Located in Downtown Norfolk, on the waterfront, Town Point Park host scores of events throughout the year. Events include the Friday-after-work concert series, Harborfest, Town Point Jazz and Blues Festival, and the ever popular Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival. The park is situated adjacent to the Waterside Festival Marketplace.