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Last Updated: 2010-07-22

Carpenter Center for Performing Arts

The doors to "serious fun" are open at Richmond CenterStage, the region's new performing arts complex located in the heart of downtown Richmond. The 179,000-square foot facility, with its diverse programs, welcomes talent from around the corner and around the world that will astound and inspire audiences of all ages. With its wildly successful Grand Opening in September that showcased amazing performers from ten local groups in front of a sell-out crowd, Richmond CenterStage is off to a great start.

For more information, call (804)225-9000.

Concert Ballet of Virginia

The Concert Ballet of Virginia is a professionally mounted company that provides a full season of classical and contemporary dance in the Greater Richmond area and throughout the state. Headquartered in Hanover County at 11028 Leadbetter Rd., Ashland, VA 23005, the 65-member company annually presents "The Nutcracker", a 3-program Repertory Gala Season, outdoor performances a Dogwood Dell, the "Storybook Series "and "Summerdance" intensive summer training classes.

For more information about auditions, programming, tickets and classes call (804)798-0945 or email concertballet@aol.com.

Dogwood Dell

Located in Byrd Park, Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities.

Since 1956, it has been home to the Festival of Arts; a summer-long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. In addition to these events the Festival of Arts also incorporates a children's series with performances at our Ha' Penny stage.

For more information or schedule updates, call (804)646-1437.

For a complete listing of events at the Dogwood Dell, visit the website or call (804)646-DELL.

Elegba Folklore Society, Inc.

Join us for a celebration of African and African-American heritage that appeals to all audiences. Visit us in the months of June, August and December for the best music, dance, eclectic shopping and food festivals you will ever experience. For fine art, crafts and imports, you'll enjoy our cultural center featuring an interactive tour.

If you prefer a dinner and show? Our performance company of African dancers, drummers and singers will "edutain" you with the warmth of the village. Feel free to throw off your shoes and join in! We can also guide your group along the slave trail during our artistically interpreted heritage tour. Celebrate heritage! Celebrate life! Come as you are, and feel at home. Among the Yoruba of West Africa, Elegba is an intercessor who opens the roads. We are Richmond's Cultural Ambassadors.

For more information, call (804)644-3900 or visit them at 101 E. Broad St..

Ethyl Imax Dome and Planetarium

Located inside the Science Museum of Virginia at 2500 W. Broad St., the Ethyl Imax Dome and Planetarium is spectacular. The Imax shows breathtaking wide angle, 70mm films on a variety of topics.

Listing of film show times

For more information, call (804)864-1400, or call toll free at (800)659-1727 then press option number "5".

Firehouse Theater

Located in the former Engine No. 10 firehouse at 1609 W. Broad St., this nonprofit troupe produces full-length and one-act contemporary American plays throughout the year, except during the summer.

For general information, please call (804)741-0408. For box office information, call (804)741-0377.

Hand Workshop Art Center

Located at 1812 W. Main St., the Hand Workshop is a nonprofit center for the visual arts. Since 1962 it has offered art classes for children, teenagers and adults and art exhibitions by prominent regional and national artists. Classes and workshops cover a wide spectrum from pottery and metalworking to printmaking and sculpture.

The Hand Workshop also sponsors the annual Richmond Craft and Design Show, featuring selected artists from across the United States. Individual and household memberships are available and include discounts on activities.

For more information, call (804)353-0094.

Pine Camp Arts & Community Center Gallery

Located at 4901 Old Brook Rd., Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. & Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, please call (804)646-3677 or (804)646-3674.

Landmark Theater

Located at 6 N. Laurel St., this theater is one of the best known and most striking buildings in Richmond. The Landmark also ranks among the City's most popular stages for theatrical and musical performances. Some of America's greatest entertainers have appeared on stage beneath its towering minarets and desert murals. The theatre has the largest proscenium stage on the East Coast. Know for its excellent acoustics, the Landmark has seating for over 3,500. Additionally, the ballroom is host of numerous gala affairs and has a capacity of 1,400. The Landmark is accessible to the impaired.

For Sales and Marketing call (804)646-0546. For the Ticket Office, call (804)646-4213 or (804)646-4214.

Latin Ballet of Virginia

The Latin Ballet of Virginia is the area's preeminent Hispanic-American Dance Company. The dancers incorporate flamenco, classical Spanish, traditional Latin American and Caribbean dances with ballet, modern and jazz dance techniques. Dance classes are held at 2880 Mountain Rd. in Glen Allen and their office is located at 10610 N. Dover Pointe Rd. in Richmond.

For more information, call (804)750-1154 or (804)261-6200.

Modlin Center for the Performing Arts

Visit this website for music, dance, theater and visual arts at the University of Richmond.

Movie Theaters

Visit this website for a list of all Richmond area movie theaters, movieline phone numbers and maps.

Richmond Ballet

Located at 407 Canal St., the Richmond Ballet is a professional ballet company. Current productions include: The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition. Performances are also held at the TheatreVirginia stage in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

For more information, call (804)344-0906.

Richmond Boys Choir

Founded in 1996, a collaborative project of Theatre IV and the Boys and Girls Club of Richmond, the independent, not-for-profit organization has grown in number from 20 to over 80 voices strong and is viewed within the community as one of Richmond's premier performing arts organizations. Its members range in age from 7 to 17 years. The boys come from various parts of the city of Richmond and the surrounding counties.

For more information, call (804)344-1555.

Richmond Philharmonic

Located at 7113 Three Chopt Rd., the Richmond Philharmonic presents four concerts a year and works to provide local musicians with an opportunity to develop and display their talents in concerts and chamber programs. Inquiries about membership are invited.

For more information, call (804)673-4001.

Richmond Symphony

Located at 300 W. Franklin St., the symphony was founded in 1957. If you enjoy great music, come hear Richmond's professional orchestra as they perform classical masterpieces and popular favorites! More than 50 concerts each season, masterworks, pops, chamber orchestra, casual concerts and family concerts. Children's tickets are half-price.

For more information, call (804)788-1212.

1708 Gallery

Located at 103 E. Broad St., this nonprofit contemporary art gallery is artist-owned. The opening receptions at 1708 are the Richmond art scene's "in" spot. They are usually held on the first Friday of the month.

For more information, call (804)643-7829.

Theatre IV

Located at 114 W. Broad St., in the historic, renovated Empire Theatre - the oldest theater in Virginia. Theatre IV presents two performance series: the Family Playhouse Series of play, musicals and puppet shows for the entire family and the Broadway Series of classic and adventurous new plays for mature teens and adult audiences.

For more information, call (804)344-8040.

Virginia Opera

Located at 6th and Grace Streets, Virginia Opera offers splendid operatic performances in the Carpenter Center.

For more information, call (804)643-6004.

Virginia Jazz Society

Visit their website for the latest information, links to artists, publications, educational institutions, music samples and much more. Be sure to check out the calendar for concerts and festivals, lectures and workshops, conferences, and clubs.

Contact Information:

Office of the Press Secretary
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Room 201
Richmond, VA
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