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Address: 6 North Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone Number: +1 804-648-0546
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Altria Theater is a venue of Richmond CenterStage, Richmond's premier...
Altria Theater is a venue of Richmond CenterStage, Richmond's premier performing arts center. It's the largest theater venue between New York City and Atlanta, seating over 3,600 patrons.
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Beautiful historic theatre in the heart of Richmond

Attended the Celtic Women in concert on 4/2/15 after many years of having been to the Altria Theatre. It has gone through several name changes and a recent renovation in the 30... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
CherylT1995
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Chester, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have been here many times over the years, and I keep telling myself I'll never go back for another show, but I had to see Celtic Woman when they came to town. So I broke my promise and went back. . .and of course I regret it. My criticism has nothing to do with Celtic Woman, but it was... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Attended the Celtic Women in concert on 4/2/15 after many years of having been to the Altria Theatre. It has gone through several name changes and a recent renovation in the 30+ yrs that I have lived in the Richmond area. The theatre is impeccably clean and well appointed, abundant staff to assist in seating and directing to seats, sound... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
40 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Excellent venue - talented group. Well worth going. Tickets were in center balcony which were just fine. Parking is nearby for a slight charge.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Four of us went to the Josh Turner concert. This was our first visit to the Altria, and we would like to return for another show of some kind. The theatre is beautiful! The staff was very helpful and courteous. I was concerned about parking but needn't have been. Parking was clearly marked and right across the street for only... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The wife and I went to see Chicago the Musical last night. As most know, this musical has been running for quite a while. We decided to go at the last moment(the day before). Seat selection wasn't good but that is our fault. The seats were in the Grand Tier section I" row A. We were looking forward to this... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Yes, the theater is old and has tight seating. But come on now if you want modern seating and fancy seating this ain't it! It's experiences in a century old building with walls that if they could talk, well who knows! The play "Sister Act" was well written and the performance of the actors was beyond my expectations! The staff... More 

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Blackstone, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our first visit to this fine old theater; it was built in the 1920s in the moorish revival style, was recently restored to its original elaborate appearance and it's gorgeous. We saw the Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, performed by the national touring company, and it was a hoot. Only problem was the seating--after climbing a zillion steps to get... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Having a season subscription has been a frustrating experience. The show selection has been entertaining, but not especially provocative. The house management makes this venue less than enjoyable. Ushers talk during performances & continually march up & down the aisles during performances. They obstruct views & destroy major moments & then there is the issue of allowing patrons to bring... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
49 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Went to see 'The Book of Mormon' last month with my son. We purchased tickets the week prior, so were seated in the second-to-last row. The seats are comfortable, but quite narrow. Binoculars would have been nice. This was my first time at the Altria, so I cannot compare it to the pre-renovated appearance. But it was quite beautiful. As... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia
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25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This theater was constructed in 1927 and was just recently completed with a $63 million restoration. All the work completed provided a state of the art sound system, improved the electrical, heating and cooling systems, plumbing and detailed restoration of the walls and ceilings. After sitting in the orchestra level, grand tier and balcony level, I can attest that there... More 

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