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Attucks Theatre

Posted to: Norfolk Theaters and Music Venues

Quick Facts

Tickets for shows available at Scope’s Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets and the Attucks Theatre Box Office, which is open 1 hr. prior to the performance until 30 minutes after the show begins.

Built in 1919 the theater was named for Crispus Attucks, the first Colonial-American patriot to lose his life in the Boston Massacre of 1770. A curtain which still hangs above the main stage depicts the incident with British firings on the Bostonians.

Cab Calloway, Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Red Foxx were only a few of the stars who commanded the Attucks stage. The venue was also known for its vaudeville entertainment and movie showings. Designed by a 25-year-old African-American architect Harvey N. Johnson, the theater has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982. And since 1956, Stark & Legum men's clothing store occupied space within the Attucks.

Attucks Theatre
1010 Church Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 622-4763
www.attuckstheatre.org

 

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