Planning an Event

Planning an Event

The L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center is available for performances, private functions, and corporate events. The center features several elegant spaces that can accommodate your special event.

Reserving Space

The Applicant is applying for permission to use the facilities of Norfolk State University L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center as noted in the application form. A twenty-five dollar ($25.00) non-refundable application fee must be submitted with the application and mailed to:

L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504

No action can be taken until all information requested on the application is provided. All requested information must be provided for consideration. Completion of this application is not a guarantee of facility use. No action will be taken until $25 application fee is received.

Additional notes

  • Center Reservation forms are due 90 days prior to the event date requested.
  • No action will be taken by NSU Staff until the application fee is received.
  • Within 10 business days of receiving the completed Application/Reservation Form AND application fee, a NSU employee will contact you and let you know if we can successfully accommodate your event.
  • Preference shall be given to events and programs defined as “Internal Events” in the scheduling process and may be made as far in advance as is necessary or appropriate and supersedes requests for other events and activities.
  • You will be contacted within 7 business days regarding the approval/disapproval of your request.