Recently restored to its original art deco grandeur with gold leaf appliqué and hand rubbed plasterwork, the 400-seat Avalon Theatre is the premiere live music venue on the Eastern Shore.
Originally built as a vaudeville venue and dubbed “The Shore’s Most Beautiful Show Place”, the acoustics of the room are unparalleled. The superior quality of the acts is only surpassed by the sense of community you will experience once you are inside our doors.
The Stoltz Listening Room is an intimate 60-seat, cabaret style performing venue on the second floor of the historic Avalon Theatre. Built with a generous gift from Keith Stoltz to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of his parents, Susan and Jack, it offers great acts in an intimate and sophisticated space. More than 100 performances take place in the Stoltz Listening Room throughout the year.
The Rufus M. and Loraine Hall Todd Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art regional performing arts center on the campus of Chesapeake College. The theatre has an audience capacity of 904, including 8 integrated ADA seating locations for patrons with special needs.
The Avalon Foundation began booking acts at the Todd Performing Arts Center in 2018. With a larger seating capacity than our other venues, it offers our community the opportunity to see big name acts like Melissa Ethridge, America, Chris Botti, and Clint Black.
The recently-acquired former restaurant space is the foundation’s latest premium offering to our patrons. Conveniently connected to the Theatre lobby, it expands our ability to offer beverage service and allows for unique pop-up event opportunities in conjunction with our live performance events.
We are still experimenting with this space, so keep an eye on our events calendar and our social media pages for pre-show pop-up restaurants, one-off themed events, and whatever else our imaginations can dish up.