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Address: 600 East Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: +1 804-592-3330
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A national and state historic landmark, this performing arts center was...

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.

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Nice place...fun to see Eric Idol and John Cleese..

I like this venue,its not too small but small enough that watching comedian's there it seemed more personable. I would imagine the performers like playing there.We saw John... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

CenterStage is a refurbished movie theatre (a Loews) from the 1930's. Now it hosts a variety of shows, concerts, etc. It is gorgeous inside; one could visit for the architecture alone. Also, it is reported to be haunted, but I've never seen a ghost in the many visits I've made over the years.

Thank mad4scrapping
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I have been lucky enough to see a few performances here from the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Ballet - so much talent and a beautiful theater to experience it in. Highly recommend The Nutcracker!

Thank carolinacalm
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120 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The Nutcracker was great, professional, funny, sad and overwhelmingly wonderful. But beware of row J, First Dress Circle. The seats were squeezed up against row in front of us. I'm 5'7" and my knees dug into the seats in front of us. The seating in row J was not made for adults, period. The seats in front of us had... More 

Thank VaCarol
Richmond, VA, USA
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162 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

My wife and I took four of our grandchildren to see a presentation of the Nutcracker. We are both tall, I had a total knee replacement and my wife is scheduled for one next week. We bought tickets months ago and very specifically told the ticketing agent we wanted tickets on the aisle for each of us with three tickets... More 

Thank By_His_Grace
Richmond, Virginia
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78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Every year I attend the Messiah at Richmond CenterStage, sitting dress circle, first row center. The space post-renovation is beautiful, with the colors, lights, and statuary looking splendid. I even think the seats are more comfortable but, most importantly, the women's bathroom on the second level is renovated, large, and totally manageable. Wonder venue.

Thank Catiebeth
Glen Allen, Virginia
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392 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

My family and I visited the Carpenter Theatre to see Peppa Pig. They opened the doors on time and the lobby area was spacious and clean. The actual theatre was very nice. It had charm to it because it looked old. However, the seats were comfortable, and the sound and lighting were great. My only complaint, which is not the... More 

Thank kandkwed
Richmond, Virginia
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815 reviews
262 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I like this venue,its not too small but small enough that watching comedian's there it seemed more personable. I would imagine the performers like playing there.We saw John Cleese and Eric idol there and while they were funny enough I was a little disappointed as it felt as though they relied on two many old videos of themselves in past... More 

Thank Bornabrit
Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I was invited to attend the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert today at 4pm but was not able to arrive in time. When I arrived it was already 4:20 and the attendant on the lobby told me to wait in the lobby since the orchestra already started or I can stand outside and listen to the music. So I prefer... More 

Thank frankeyscreation
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Excellent venue for ballet productions, both from a sound and visual prospective. Parking for heavily attended events sometimes a bit of an issue so plan to arrive early.

Thank 73davisc
Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A wonderful venue to attend any performance. The restoration of the old movie palace into a state of the art theatre is incredible. I highly recommend.

Thank Robb M

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