The premier performing arts venue in the Caribbean lies west of Charlotte Amalie. Past performances have included the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Al Jarreau. Call the theater or check with the tourist office to see what’s on at the time of your visit. The lobby displays a frequently changing free exhibit of paintings and sculptures by Caribbean artists. A Japanese-inspired amphitheater, permeated by the scent of gardenias, is set into a natural valley, with seating space for 1,196. Performances usually begin at 8pm.