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Performance Hall

Outstanding acoustics and comfortable seating in close proximity to the stage make this 1,308-seat performance hall perfect for large meetings, lectures, and presentations. It is equipped with a 35' x 20' projection screen that can accommodate anything from teleconferences to film festivals.

  • 1,308 seated with pit
  • 1,245 seated without pit

Miller Studio Theatre

This beautiful studio theatre is the Sandler Center's rehearsal hall, equipped with ballet bars, sprung floor, and its own lighting. This 2,200-square-foot hall can be configured to suit nearly any need. Sound equipment and a riser-type stage are available for small meetings, performances, or lectures.

  • Standing Cocktail – 200
  • Seated Dinner – 120
  • Seated Theatre Style - 160

Bill and Anne Wood Founders Room

This beautiful room is one of our most elegant spaces to rent. With plenty of gorgeous views of the city, warm wood interiors, and a private terrace overlooking Town Center, this 900-square-foot room creates the perfect, intimate atmosphere for any occasion.

  • Standing Cocktail – 60
  • Seated Dinner – 50
  • Seated Classroom Style - 50


The Sandler Center's three spectacular lobbies, one on each level, can be rented separately for private receptions and parties and in coordination with the Sandler Center's performance schedule.

The 5,200-square-foot grand lobby is especially stunning with its two staircases descending from the 2nd-floor lobby and beautiful beige marble. The unique chandeliers in the center of the atrium and at the top of each staircase are visible from all lobbies and add a dramatic photogenic quality to the Sandler Center. 

Lobby 1

5,200 sq. ft.

  • Standing Cocktail – 250
  • Seated Dinner - 120

Lobby 2

3,700 sq. ft.

  • Standing Cocktail – 125
  • Seated Dinner – 75

Lobby 3

2,700 sq. ft.

  • Standing Cocktail – 75
  • Seated Dinner - 25

All Lobbies Combined

  • Standing Cocktail - 400
  • Seated Dinner - 250


The two carpeted classrooms on the second floor of the Sandler Center are equipped with movable tables, chairs, and podiums for easy configuration. The audio-visual equipment on one of the rooms can support seminars, lectures, presentations, and workshops

Classroom #1

850 sq. ft.

  • Standing Cocktail – 60
  • Seated Dinner – 30
  • Seated Classroom Style – 40

Classroom #2

960 sq. ft.

  • Standing Cocktail – 60
  • Seated Dinner – 36
  • Seated Classroom Style – 40

Outdoor Plaza

Landscaped and adaptable for musical equipment, the performance plaza has been used for pre-concert entertainment, weddings, our Ynot Wednesday concert series, and even for a community charity fundraiser. The full plaza is 18,000-square-feet and is located in the patio area at the entrance of the Sandler Center.

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The Sandler Center is pleased to provide a select list of outstanding preferred caterers who offer customizable, full-service catering for all of your event needs.

Baker's Crust

  • Heather Chase, Catering Manager
  • 1628 Laskin Road #704 Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Telephone: (757) 422-6703
  • Email:

Boxed Gourmet

  • 928 Diamond Springs Rd, #109 Virginia Beach, VA 23455
  • Telephone: (757) 744-9009
  • Website:

California Pizza Kitchen - Town Center

Cantina Laredo

  • 4505 Commerce Street
  • Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Telephone: (757) 648-1300
  • Website:

Catherine's Catering Mulligan Bread Co., LLC

Chef by Design Catering Co.


  • 1581 General Booth Blvd
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Telephone: (757) 491-3511
  • Website:

Mission BBQ

  • 116 S Independence Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Telephone: (757) 490-9050
  • Website:

Omar's Carriage House

Sweetwater Cuisine

  • 4216 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 140 Virginia Beach, VA 2352
  • Telephone: (757) 403-7073
  • Website:

TASTE Catering & Events

The Gourmet Gang

  • Jennifer Stanfield, Catering Sales Manager
  • 6000 Robin Hood Road Norfolk, VA 23518
  • Telephone: (757) 857-6100 ext. 230
  • Fax: (757) 857-6150
  • Website:


Ynot Italian

Yummy Goodness Catering Co.