Fairfax County community arts groups will soon have a new venue to showcase their talents — Capital One Hall in Tysons.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for local arts groups to have additional access to performing spaces, plus classrooms, for a wide variety of activities,” says Linda S. Sullivan, ArtsFairfax President & CEO. “ArtsFairfax is thrilled to facilitate the connection between community arts groups and Capital One Hall.”
WHAT IS CAPITAL ONE HALL?
Capital One Hall is part of the broader Capital One Center mixed-use development in Tysons. Scheduled to open in October 2021, it encompasses a 1,500-seat performance hall, The Vault — a 250-seat black box theatre — and classrooms. These facilities will be available for community use at specially negotiated rates by Fairfax County for eligible charitable, arts, nonprofit and other community organizations.
COUNTY-CAPITAL ONE HALL PARTNERSHIP
Five years of work behind the scenes preparing for this moment has created a true partnership between the community, ArtsFairfax and Capital One. “It was great to be in on the ground floor,” says Michael Liberman, director, Cable and Consumer Services, and head of the county’s Arts Committee.
“Working with ArtsFairfax we reached out to the community to assess needs and interest, held extensive conversations with Capital One, developed guidelines for the days allocated to community groups — culminating in community arts groups sharing in the Hall’s opening season this October.”
- Michael Liberman
"Capital One is excited to open the doors to Capital One Hall in a few short months, and for the public-private partnership with Fairfax County that will bring a new element of culture and the arts to our community," says Jonathan Griffith, managing director for Capital One Center. "This arrangement offers an incredible opportunity for local arts organizations to access a world-class venue to both feature and grow their programs."
COMMUNITY ARTS GROUPS AND CAPITAL ONE HALL
ArtsFairfax manages the online application process on behalf of Fairfax County for community arts groups to use the spaces. Approved arts organizations and programs will be submitted to Capital One Hall’s operator for integration into each season’s schedule.
ArtsFairfax sends a list of eligible users to Capital One on July 1 for the season beginning 14 months later. Saturday, May 1, 2021, is the application deadline for the season beginning Sept. 1, 2022.
“Fairfax County’s arts community is integral to our social and economic well-being and vitality,” notes Sullivan. “We are always looking for ways to diversify and reach out to expand our audiences. The Capital One Hall will help our community’s stars shine even brighter.”