Cultural Activities


James River Film Festival

Held annually since 1994, the James River Film Festival is a celebration of independent film, video and animation. Each April the festival brings nationally and internationally-known independent filmmakers to Richmond to screen and discuss their work.


Theatre Virginia

The first regional theatre located in a fine arts museum. TheatreVirginia engages the country's leading theatre artists to create productions exclusively for audiences in Richmond. TheatreVirginia does not tour its productions.

2800 Grove Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23221



Virginia Theatre Association
VTA fosters communication and supportive links among arts associations, professional and non-professional theatre workers, theatre educators, and students; works to improve theatre production and training; and serves as the voice of the theatre in the Commonwealth of VA.



Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts

The Carpenter Center, originally the Richmond Loew's movie palace, opened in 1928. The movie theater closed in 1979, only to be reborn as a performing arts center in 1983. After a thorough restoration, the building is now the center of a myriad of exciting performances.

600 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia



Richmond Shakespeare Festival

The RSF produces a summer season at Agecroft Hall in Richmond, where Shakespeare and his company very probably toured 400 years ago. They also produce year-round tour performances and workshops for students of all ages which can be brought right to your door. Click here to find out more about the RSF on the road give us a call at 1-888-DRAMA-88 for information and booking.

Encore! Theatre Company
PO Box 27543
Richmond, VA 23261-7543

804-232-4000 Administrative offices


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a year-round festival of art, music, film, dance, theater, and special programs for people of all ages. The galleries feature permanent collections of original works of art spanning more than 5,000 years from six continents. Special loan exhibitions showcase new views of art from some of the world's finest collections. The museum offers all visitors a kaleidoscope of concerts, films, theater, and performances from classical to contemporary.

Check out the Calendar of events.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2800 Grove Avenue at the Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia USA 23221-2466

Information: 804/340-1400



Richmond Symphony

The Richmond Symphony, one of the largest performing arts organizations in Virginia, was founded in 1957. Today its mission is to perpetuate the orchestral tradition, develop audience enthusiasm, educate future generations of concert-goers, and contribute to the enjoyment and evolution of the art of symphonic music.

The Symphony offers a variety of subscription series and special performances, spanning the musical gamut from classical to pops.


The Firehouse Theatre

Since its first performances in 1994, the Firehouse Theatre Project has produced plays wrought in an American voice at an authentic urban space - the nearly 90-year-old former Station House #10 of the Richmond Fire Department.

1609 W. Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia


The Byrd Theatre

2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, 23221

Recent movies are shown nightly with matinees on Saturday & Sunday.
Bob Gulledge plays the Mighty Wurlitzer every Saturday night before the evening shows