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Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Arts Center

Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Art Center at night
View of the stage of the Barry Robinson Theater at Catholic High School

The mission of the Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Arts Center is to provide the community at large a shared venue for Performing and Visual Arts.

Officially opened on October 14, 2003, the Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Arts Center was made possible by a generous gift from the Barry Robinson Trust. The theater seats 270 is equipped with multimedia projection capability, surround sound and a 16' x 9' projection screen. The wing also features music, drama and fine arts classrooms for the Fine Arts Department.

The Hunter Hogan Gallery was made possible by a general donation from Mr. and Mrs. Frank Batten. Hunter Hogan was well known in the Hampton Roads community both as a businessman and a strong supporter of Catholic education. He served as Chairman of the building committee for the original Norfolk Catholic High School in 1939. 



The Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Arts Center is an independent, organized, and permanently established non-profit education/arts institution in Virginia, with open participation. Our mission is essentially educational and aesthetic in purpose, and we are administered by both a professional staff and volunteers. Our center is a legally constituted autonomous body with written responsibilities and purposes. Catholic High School has been an active and participating member of the South Hampton Roads Community for over fifty years.


The BRTFAC aim is to bring the highest level of Arts programming to our community and education is our first priority. Our programs entail all of the visual and performing arts. 

Under the auspices of Catholic High School we have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Art Center and the Hunter Hogan Gallery is a non-discriminatory public facility that actively solicits participation and admission community-wide, regardless of race, creed, sex, age, religion, or disability.

Take a Seat Campaign

Be there when the curtain rises! By giving a gift of at least $500 you will be eligible to “take a seat” in the state-of-the art Barry Robinson Theater. A plaque with your name or the name of a loved one will be affixed to the seat of your choice in our beautiful theater. Theater seats are a meaningful and permanent graduation or reunion gift.

Simply select the Take a Seat Campaign option on our online form.

If you have any questions, please email Debbie Davis at, in the Office of Advancement, or call 757-467-2679.