How the VHM host your Organization's event
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 Teacher Education Institute (TEI) Classroom is a multi-purpose room for lectures, workshops, meetings and professional development classes. The classroom can accommodate up to 100 people in auditorium-style seating. For a classroom-style setup requiring tables and chairs, the room can accommodate 50. TEI is equipped with a projector, DVD player, computer, WiFi, and microphones.
Capacity: 100 (lecture seating), 50 (classroom setting)