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

THE GRACE STREET THEATER

2018 SPRING SEASON

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 VCU DANCE PRESENTS “VCU DANCE NOW”

February 8th, 9th and 10th, 2018 at 8pm

February 10th at 2pm

Admission: $15/$10 students

Tickets go live Thursday March, 18th, 2018.

For 2018, this concert features new works by VCU Dance students, faculty members, and guest artists, all performed by VCU Dance majors. Featuring new work by visiting faculty artists Ching-I Chang Bigelow and André Zachery, and guest artist Helen Simoneau.

 

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VCU DANCE PRESENTS

“NEW WORK BY VCU’S iCubed FELLOW MEGHAN ABADOO”

March 23rd & 24th, 2018

Doors: 7:30pm / Event: 8:00 pm

Admission: $15/$10 students

Tickets go live Friday March 2nd, 2018.

VCU iCubed builds a trans-disciplinary community of scholars who provide innovative solutions to challenges in urban environments.

 

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VCU DANCE PRESENTS “SPRING SENIOR PROJECT CONCERT”

April 19th, 20th and 21st, 2018 at 8pm

Admission: $15/$10 students

Tickets go live Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

The Senior Project concert serves as a capstone experience in both performance and choreography for graduating Dance majors.

 

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