Capital One Hall is ready for grand opening weekend
Capital One Hall is ready for its public debut.
The 125,000-square-foot Performing Arts Hall located at 7750 Capital One Tower Road in Tysons features a 1,600-seat performance hall, a 225-seat black box theater, an atrium for events and weddings that can accommodate 500 people at the tables, and an adjoining terrace with a capacity of 450 standing places.
The building’s facade is wrapped in Italian Carrera glass and marble, while the venue is topped by The Perch – a rooftop green space featuring a stage, Starr Hill Biergarten, and additional event space that opened in August.
“These openings really are a path to the future,” Capital One Hall executive director Dolly Vogt said during a media preview tour on Tuesday (September 28th). âIt’s going to bring so much dynamism and energy to the communityâ¦ Theaters or arenas, places like this really help drive. It is an economic engine in the community; it stimulates the arts in the community.
The venue will host its first performance on Friday, October 1 at 8 p.m., courtesy of Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban. Country group Little Big Town will close the opening weekend with their Nightfall 2021 tour on Saturday and Sunday.
Since announcing its first booking in June, the venue has filled its first season through May 2022 with a mix of shows, from pop stars and comedians to local orchestras. Next season’s events are being finalized.
âYou have a world-class entertainment venue that also serves the community,â said Bob Papke, vice president of theaters for ASM Global, which operates Capital One Hall.
âYou can see ‘Waitress’ one night, and you can go see the Fairfax Symphony another night and a local dance troupe one night after in that environment and that space, and they all share the stage and we are all sharing the experience.
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will be the first local group to perform on site on October 9. Scheduled Broadway shows include the musicals “Waitress” October 29-31, “Fiddler on the Roof” March 11-13, and “An Officer and a Gentleman” May 13-15.
âWorking with Capital One, it’s a Fortune 100 company, and you have ASM, which is the world leader in facilities management, we’re not only going to be interacting with major promoters, but we’re going to be interacting with these local arts groups. âPapke said.
Community groups that use Capital One Hall are controlled by the nonprofit ArtsFairfax as part of Capital One’s development agreement with Fairfax County, which also includes a subsidized rate for local organizations.
âWe’re going to be able to help them not only on the artistic side by giving them this great space to perform, but also help them on the commercial sideâ¦ by helping these organizations with their marketing, their finances, with their long-term planning. so that they continue to be a viable arts organization and continue to grow, âPapke said.
The venue will ask customers to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours before an event. The mask is also compulsory for all from 12 years old.