Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts has become an international force, presenting the finest cultural attractions in the world. More than 2 million patrons have experienced hundreds of performances in our acoustically superb theaters.
We are proud to present a broad range of performances in order to reach the largest possible number of community members, all-the-while maintaining our status as the finest performing arts center in Hampton Roads. The mission of the Ferguson Center is to culturally engage the community by providing access to the finest artists in the world.
Designed by renowned architects I.M. Pei and Henry Cobb, the Ferguson Center is a world-class venue. Audiences from throughout Virginia and beyond enjoy year-round attractions that have included such headline talent as tenor Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Jay Leno, Ziggy Marley, Joan Baez, Liza Minnelli, Blue Man Group, and Broadway shows like "Jersey Boys," "The King and I" and Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," among others.
The Center features the 1,700-seat Diamonstein Concert Hall, the 500-seat Peebles Theatre and the 250-seat Studio Theater. It houses the Departments of Fine Art and Art History, Music, and Theater and Dance. The facility also includes art galleries, art studios, workshops and rehearsal spaces.
About Ferguson Enterprises
Ferguson is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S. The company is also a major distributor of HVAC equipment, fire protection systems, waterworks and industrial products and services. Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson has sales of $15 billion and approximately 24,000 associates in 1,400 locations. Ferguson and its subsidiaries serve customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. Ferguson is part of Ferguson plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FERG) and on the FTSE 100 index of listed companies.
Ferguson is proud to support Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts in its mission to enhance and enrich cultural experiences in the region.