Proteus Festival

Music, Theater, and Film!

September 16, 2021 to October 10, 2021

Tickets now on sale!

Main Stage Theater, Virtual

Proteus Festival is The Z’s annual celebration of creativity. In keeping with the festival’s namesake, Proteus, the festival’s form shifts slightly each year.

VB Comedy Fest


November 04, 2021 to November 06, 2021

Thursday through Saturday

Main Stage Theater

This November 4th-6th, join us at The Z for three kinds of comedy: Stand Up, Improv, and Sketch. We’ll feature the best local comedy acts alongside some of our favorite national talent, and throw in workshops and networking events for good measure.

Vocal Jazz Summit

Jazz Festival

April 08, 2022 to April 10, 2022

Friday through Sunday

Main Stage Theater, Studio Theater

Leading jazz vocalist Alexis Cole and the team at lead the festival events, with workshops and masterclasses scheduled alongside non-stop performances. Multiple Grammy®-winner Kurt Elling headlines the festival with a special performance on April 8th.