Eat, Shop, Play

Eat + Shop + Play At The Center

There is something for everyone at the Center!

Enjoy an art, dance or music class. Take in dinner and a show, go shopping or try out for Community Theater!


Located in the north wing of the Suffolk Center, Mosaic Cafe has been a gathering place for residents of the area and show goers for over 5 years.

Mosaic Cafe offers healthy, eclectic, world cuisine designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes. Featuring local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible, their menus and specials are ever changing. Mosaic is open for lunch and dinner with an extensive box lunch and to-go program, a full service bar, al fresco dining and room for groups of all sizes.


Lunch Tuesday – Friday 11am – 3pm
Dinner Thursday 5 – 9pm, Friday – Saturday 5 pm – 10 pm
Sunday Brunch 11am – 3pm
757.538.5090 – Reservations are strongly recommended for meals before a performance.


Jesters-Logo-Full-ColorYou are one of a kind. Shop one of a kind.

Jester’s is a gallery shop located on the first floor of the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. At Jester’s, you will find one of a kind gifts, jewelry and home accessories made by North American Artisans. At any given time, the work of approximately 70 artists, many from Virginia and North Carolina is displayed. There is always a pleasing assortment of glass, pottery, jewelry and fiber art. The Jester’s shopper will experience an array of colorful, eclectic items from contemporary to traditional. You will find the perfect wedding and baby gifts which we are happy to gift wrap. Jester’s also has an assortment of books for children and adults, as well as a nice selection of cookbooks.

Truly, Jester’s is a destination to be experienced!

  • Slate vases, stone vases & clocks by Dique Stone
  • Wooden baby spoons & kitchen utensils by Moonspoons
  • Porcelain by Suzanne Cowen
  • Pewter ornaments by Lovell Designs
  • Jewelry by Coastal Creations
  • Pewter-embellished porcelain and glass by Patrick Meyer Studio
  • Whimsical tiles by Nansi Strickland
  • Serving utensils by Casual Elegance
  • Modern jewelry by XOvivo
  • Woodturning by Ray and Martha Roundtree
  • Recycled jewelry by Kazuko Fuller
  • “Virginia Hospitality” cookbook
  • And many more!

Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday 11am – 4pm
or by appointment


At the Suffolk Center, we make magic every day. We turn energetic kids into proud, pint-sized Picassos. And when the lights go up on the Suffolk Community Players, Birdsong Theater is magically transformed into Broadway. No matter one’s age, background or ability, anyone’s dream of performing or creating can come true here.

Housing a 530 seat theater, various visual and performing arts classrooms/studios, two art galleries, a ballroom, restaurant, gift shop, a school museum, rehearsal and workshop areas, as well as rental spaces – including offices, the Center offers the community a variety of options to live, laugh and learn!