The Virginia Holocaust Museum contains two rental spaces, a 5600 square foot auditorium/synagogue and a 5300 square foot classroom. For a seated, lecture-style event, the auditorium has a maximum capacity of 300 (225 for seated dinners/banquets), while the classroom has a maximum capacity of 100. Food and beverage service is allowed in both facilities, provided that the proper insurance and licenses have been secured. The museum does not provide catering.
Both the auditorium/synagogue and the classroom are fully AV-equipped. Use of the equipment can be included in any rental for a nominal charge.
How to get started
Please fill out our facility inquiry form so we may better understand your needs and be prepared when we contact you about your event. After you have submitted your inquiry, we will reply to your request within 72 hours. For questions and to schedule a meeting contact Matthew Simpson, Director of Guest Services.
Choral Synagogue Auditorium
The museum’s synagogue is a recreation of Kovno, Lithuania’s famous Choral Synagogue, a superb example of the of the second half of the nineteenth century in Central and Eastern Europe. The synagogue is a perfect location for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and weddings, as well as lectures and film screenings.
Capacity: 220 Lecture or ceremony style (seated), 300 Reception (standing), 150 Banquet (seated)
The TEI classroom offers 5300 square feet of space. For a seated, lecture-style event, the classroom has a maximum capacity of 100. The classroom is fully AV equipped and use of our equipment can be included for a nominal charge. Food and beverage service is allowed.
Capacity: 100 Lecture or ceremony style (seated)