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Address: 6 North Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone Number: +1 804-648-0546
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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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Lovely theater

Recently attended a show at the Altria - our first visit here. The theater is lovely, and I found the seats quite comfortable. Allow plenty of time to get there and get into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue R
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Palmyra, Virginia, United States
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Palmyra, Virginia, United States
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently attended a show at the Altria - our first visit here. The theater is lovely, and I found the seats quite comfortable. Allow plenty of time to get there and get into the parking lot. Traffic was quite backed up, though parking was available even though we got into the lot just 15 min before the performance.

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Thank Sue R
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Altria Theater is an interesting place to see a show. It is not as comfortable as newer theaters, but it is an exceedingly interesting place to explore. It has a long list of former names. I remember it as the Mosque back in the late 1950's and early sixties on school field trips to hear the symphony, and attended... More 

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Thank Rob R
Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My biggest complaint here, every time, is that there just simply isn't enough room for the large crowd it always draws. The shows are great, but the small size makes for somewhat dirty areas throughout the night and JAM-PACKED bathrooms.

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Thank Jaclyn S
Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my family to see the 1:00 performance of Motown: The Musical on January 10 and we sat in Orchestra A, Row N. Despite being at the very right-side of the theater, we could clearly see and hear this wonderful performance. It was a nice change from Nov 2014 when we sat at the back of the balcony... More 

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Thank alfalfaVirginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister, mother and I went to see "Motown The Musical" at the Altria theater. This is the second time that my sister and myself have come to the Altria theater to see a show. The facility is clean and looks lovely on the inside. The process to get tickets at will call was quick and efficient. There are concessions... More 

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Thank Janikki129
Chesterfield, Virginia
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently went to the Altria Theater to see “Motown The Musical”. We bought our tickets ahead of time online. We knew from experience that on street parking is problematic at best so we planned to park in the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) parking deck. It is across the street from the theater. It cost $8.00 and... More 

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Thank Robert P
Chesterfield, Virginia, USA
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48 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I only like the Altria Theater because they host the local Broadway shows. It's very difficult to get good seats for someone who's handicap. Even sitting in an isle seat or the 1st row upstairs left my handicap family member miserable & wishing she hadn't come. Staff are very friendly, welcoming & helpful. Enjoy refreshments during your show; they serve... More 

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Thank Barbara F
Arlington, Virginia
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My daughter's graduation was held in the Altria. It's a lovely space that's been lovingly renovated. I hope you get to attend something there.

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Thank ycaruthers
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Amazing building. I can not Altria would put a tacky sign on a building they paid to have restored. Great architecture.

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Thank VAGirl1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Be sure you book your seats on the floor, not the balcony. My biggest disappointment with the renovation of the Altria is that they did not address the cramped seating in the balcony; they just paid to recover the seats. I am over 5'7" and very uncomfortable in the balcony as my legs don't fit. This was the reason we... More 

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