Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center
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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 the University's growing programs in these areas, VWU has built the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Located prominently near the main entrance of campus, the 23,200-square-foot facility features the impressive glass-enclosed Eleanor and Henry Watts Grand Lobby and Gallery and the 325-seat Joan and Macon Brock Theatre. Support spaces ring the stage, including a scene shop, dressing rooms, green room, costume, prop, and equipment storage. A plaza for outdoor programming overlooks the Susan Beverly Grand Terrace and Pond.
The Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center is only the first phase of a new arts complex at Virginia Wesleyan. The University also expects to renovate studio spaces and classrooms in the existing Fine Arts Building. These updates, coupled with the new construction and additional planned expansion, will enhance the University’s fine and performing arts facilities and showcase the prominence of Virginia Wesleyan’s arts program to the community.
Studying the arts at Virginia Wesleyan is a multidimensional experience that blends students’ creative talent with professional preparation and opportunities to learn alongside talented faculty and guest artists. Virginia Wesleyan offers majors and minors in art, music, theatre, studio art, and art history.