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Altria Theater, Richmond

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Altria Theater Box Office Hours: 10am - 5pm Weekdays & 4 hours before performances

Located at 6 North Laurel Street, the Altria Theater, formerly the Landmark Theater and The Mosque, was built in 1926 by Shriners as their Acca Temple Shrine. The City of Richmond purchased the venue in 1940. One of the best known and most striking buildings in Richmond, the Altria Theater plays host to a variety of events including Broadway, The Richmond Forum, concerts, comedians, children’s theater, lectures, school commencements and fashion shows. Some of America’s greatest entertainers have appeared on stage beneath its towering minarets and desert murals. Known for its excellent acoustics, the Altria Theater boasts one of the largest proscenium stages on the East Coast. The theater recently completed major renovations to bring the building back to its former glory.
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  • I have seen many touring Broadway shows here over the last 3 years. They are top-notch. The building, itself, is historic and wonderful ornate, like I would expect to see in NYC. The seats in the orch...  more »
  • The theater is small and quaint, but my issue is that I am a bigger man and need a little more room. Even if you set on an aisle seat it is better, but you are squeezed in tight.  more »
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  • The best live music venue in Richmond. It's tight and cozy but a great place to watch a band. Acoustics are excellent and there's really not a bad seat in the house. Convenient parking right across the street. The staff/ushers are well organized and very helpful. The good restrooms are hidden downstairs in the basement and you have to search them out. Concessions are ridiculously expensive, so I recommend skipping them and just enjoying the show.
  • Had a fantastic time! Seats were comfortable and the performance (Book of Mormon) was great. Some aspects of the space was slightly disappointing, like the shining statue at the top of the church-like frame that opens the whole show by shining brightly was obstructed by equipment for anyone not in the first few rows right up front, and there was no re-entry during intermission. Overall though a great experience.
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