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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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  • Have been to the Altria several times and each time this "old timey" venue shows that sometimes "new" doesn't necessarily mean "better." This classic theater has been renovated and there are few - of ...  more »
  • Wonderful historic theater in Richmond. Lots of history and nicely decorated. Seats can get a bit uncomfy during a longer performance but worth checking it out if you have time and there is a performa...  more »
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  • Beautiful theater, fantastic shows. HORRIFIC SEATING!! How am I the only person complaining about how cramped it is!?!? I am 5’11”, I could not sit like a human being. I had to lean my legs to the left because they wouldn’t fit between my seat and the back of the seat in front of me!!! I’m guessing all the seats except maybe Orchestra are like this. I’ve been hear twice and both times have been in pain from not being able to sit properly. PLEASE, for the love of God, take a row of seats out and readjust this place. My wife and I were completely miserable. My other complaint is tickets! How is it that as soon as tickets go on sale, you can’t by front row or anywhere in orchestra for less than 160$!!!!??? You are forced to by good tickets on Stub Hub!!! Who is buying the tickets and reselling then before they go on sale???
  • I'm a tall person, 5'11". The seats are made for short people with short legs. The sound was better in the lobby and restrooms than it was from my balcony seats. If I were to go to this theater again, I would get floor seats, they looked like they had more space.
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