Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

With an impressive annual schedule of plays, concerts, exhibits, and special presentations, the fine and performing arts are central to the Virginia Wesleyan experience. To serve our growing programs in these areas, VWU is building the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. Located prominently near the main entrance of campus, the 23,000-square-foot facility will feature an impressive glass-enclosed lobby and 300-seat theater.

This first phase of a new arts complex, named for Virginia Wesleyan Trustee and well-known patron of the arts Susan S. Goode, is expected to be completed in early 2019. Renovation of existing fine arts studios and classrooms along with additional planned expansion will enhance VWU’s fine and performing arts facilities and enrich the liberal arts mission of Virginia Wesleyan.

The Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center will be visible from Wesleyan Drive. The front of the building will face the campus entrance and feature hardscaping, landscaping and natural green space, as well as a plaza for outdoor programming. A student entrance will be located on the south side with pedestrian access to existing campus facilities.

Theater support spaces will ring the stage including a scene shop, dressing rooms and green room, as well as costume, prop, scene and equipment storage.