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Richmond CenterStage

600 East Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-592-3330
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Ranked #43 of 102 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Theaters
Owner description: A national and state historic landmark, this performing arts center was originally opened in 1928 as an elegant and lavishly designed Loews movie... more » Owner description: A national and state historic landmark, this performing arts center was originally opened in 1928 as an elegant and lavishly designed Loews movie palace and has since been restored to its former splendor. Performances run the gamut from opera, symphony and concerts to comedy, song, children's entertainment and family shows. « less
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Richmond, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
47 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Me and my family went to a free, evening, Youth Orchestra Symphony Concert on, Sunday, May 18, 2014. The Youth Orchestra Concert was held in the wonderful and historic Richmond CenterStage Carpenter Theater, which is a historical Landmark, in Downtown Richmond Virginia. The Theater was recently renovated and restored to its beauty, and was quite comfortable and a fun building... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The "Carpenter Center" is a fabulous place for performances of any kind. My wife and I have been here on numerous occasions....not a bad seat in the house really. A most enjoyable night out.

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Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The lobby isn't spacious and the seats are a little crowded, but that's the price you pay for the luxury of an antique building. Opulent is the only word I can use to describe the decor. It feels like a Broadway theater in New York. Sound is great. I love it here!

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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice theater that has recently been renovated. It is very clean and nicely decorated. The views and acoustics are good. The seats are a little tight, but definitely more comfortable than The Landmark. Biggest complaint is that there are limited exits in the balcony and only one bathroom upstairs. This creates a bit of a traffic jam... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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65 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This is a family favorite so I took my son for his birthday. The theater is very lovely. The seats are comfortable and the view of good even in the balconies. But the real beauty is in the stars and clouds in the ceiling, the statues, and the gilding. How lovely!

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Richmond, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Sorry, but this is not a great venue. HOwever, due to limited theaters with large capacity, it gets some great shows.

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Orange county
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I was at the center last night to see a performance. I was shocked at the interior. While the size of the place is fine the seating is poor. First of all, the seats are placed way too close together. Sitting in the seat I felt like I was on a flight from hell. You know, the lowest of economy... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We went to hear KEM on Thursday. We sat on the second row, on the floor. We were very close to him. I was surprised there were seversl rows of office chairs in front of us. When I ordered our tickets, that section wasn't available on TicketMaster. Anyway, the venue is classy and the sound system is pretty good. In... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I attended many performances here and have yet to be disappointed. I haven't been recently but plan on correcting that as soon as possible.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

The Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra has been performing around Richmond, VA for seven years and just keeps getting better. Last year's concert (on 3/27/2011) in Rhythm Hall at Center Stage featured the music of Frank Foster, who attended and was honored by Richmond's City Council with "Frank Foster Day" and the Richmond Jazz Society which printed the programs. It would... More

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