Welcome to Grace Street Theater

Virginia Commonwealth University's Grace Street Theater is a little known but successful example of renovation and adaptive use of a historic property. The building originally opened in 1935 as the Lee Theatre, a neighborhood movie theater showing second-run films. It served for a brief period in the late 1950s/early 1960s as an art house theater. In 1965 it became known as the Lee Art Theatre and began presenting adult films along with burlesque style dancers. VCU purchased the property in 1993 and after extensive renovations the building re-opened in 1996 as VCU's Grace Street Theater. The theater is now the primary performing venue for VCU's Department of Dance and Choreography which operates the building and the box office. VCU's Department of Art History and Cinema Program also uses the building for many of its classes and screenings. In addition to its University uses, the 225 seat theater is available to the Richmond community to rent for dance performances, films, lectures, and other events.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Updated May 6th, 2016

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Saturday, May 7th, 2016

2pm & 7pm

Admission: Free and open to the public

 

Donning of the Kente Ceremony

Friday, May 13th at 3:00pm

Admission: Free and Pre-registration required

The first annual Donning of the Kente Ceremony for students graduating in Spring 2016(and December 2015) will be held on Friday, May 13 at 3 p.m. in the Grace Street Theater. The ceremony is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and serves as a celebration of achievement for black undergraduate and graduate students and Ph.D. candidates. Family and friends are invited. This event is open to all students. For information on how to register for this event, please visit www.omsa.vcu.edu. For more information, email Yolanda Avent at ylavent@vcu.edu.

 

VCU Hispanic-Latino Achievement Ceremony

Friday, May 13th at 6:30pm

Admission: Free and Pre-registration is required.

The first annual VCU Hispanic-Latino Achievement Ceremony for students graduating in Spring 2016 (and December 2015) will be held on Friday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grace Street Theater. The ceremony is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and celebrates the accomplishments of Hispanic/Latino/a undergraduate and graduate students. Family and friends are invited. This event is open to all students. For information on how to register for this event, please visit www.omsa.vcu.edu. For more information, email Yolanda Avent at ylavent@vcu.edu.

 

Henrico Center for the Arts Senior Performance

June 3rd, 2016 at 7:30pm

 

Fall 2016- Spring 2017 Season Calendar Coming Soon!