Jefferson Center is distinctive in offering you the best of all worlds –
the elegance of historic architecture and grand decor, coupled with the freedom to choose your caterer and other service providers.
Select from our versatile options that are part of this innovative venue.
From our state of the art 900+ seat Shaftman Performance Hall to the perfect meeting space L.L. Rice, our flexibility helps make your event unique and personal.
The $9 million renovation of Shaftman Performance Hall was completed in May 2001. Technical components brought Shaftman Performance Hall into the 21st century and include an orchestra lift, expanded stage area, an updated sound system and an upgraded lighting systems, allowing you to do anything from a simple lecture, to a rock concert or a fully staged opera. At considerable expense the roof was raised 22-feet to create a 65-foot tower that houses the impressive stage rigging. Other features include a full acoustic shell, ample dressing rooms and a 9’ Steinway concert grand piano.
Consistent with the goal to be a first class performance facility Shaftman Performance Hall was modeled after a popular 17th century “shoe box” English opera house design, showcases an impressive balcony, classic appointments and superb acoustics. The auditorium has solid wood paneling and chairs are luxurious seats made of cherry wood and plush velvet cushions. Loges and chandeliers add extra charm and recall the spirit of an old world opera house. A first-rate performance facility with the latest technical equipment makes this an outstanding venue for classical and contemporary entertainment. Shaftman Performance Hall is also the ideal setting for lectures, seminars, annual meetings, awards presentations and ceremonies of all kinds.
Total seating capacity is 925 with 668 seats on the main level, 211 in the balcony and an additional 46 loge seats at balcony level. Handicapped accessible seating is available in row L and row X, and wheelchair spaces are available on the main level.
Jefferson Center has a complete in-house Box Office staff to effectively and efficiently handle ticket sales.
Fitzpatrick Hall is perfect for seminars, business meetings, banquets, conferences, trade shows, wedding receptions and celebrations of all kinds. The main room can be broken into three rooms for smaller breakout meetings providing flexibility when structuring your meeting plans. A full-service commercial catering kitchen is conveniently located within the Fitzpatrick Hall building.
“When I plan Carilion Clinic’s quarterly Women’s Health University workshops, I go first to Jefferson Center’s Fitzpatrick Hall. It is an elegant and efficient meeting space. But more important is the assurance that the people who make the meeting run so smoothly work diligently and assure me each detail will be perfect.”
– Julie Blanchard, Carilion Clinic, Program Dev. Specialist
The elegance of Fralin Atrium’s architecture and grand appearance create the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Host a party, a wedding reception or hold a press conference. A beautiful full-service bar at one end completes the perfect party package.