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

COME CELEBRATE THE

VCU GRACE STREET THEATER’S

20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY &

2016-2017 SEASON!

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FALL 2016

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VCUarts CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS: “RIVER OF GRASS”

November 22nd, 2016 at 7:00pm

Admission: Free and open to the public

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Cozy, a dissatisfied housewife, meets Lee at a bar. A drink turns into a home break-in, and a gun shot sends them on the run together, thinking they’ve committed murder.

Director: Kelly Reichardt, 1994

Run Time: 76 min

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okyt4MUTKPc

For more information about the VCUarts Cinema’s Cinematheque Series,

please visit: http://arts.vcu.edu/cinema/cinematheque

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CENTER CHURCH

November 27th, 2016 – 10:00am Service

http://www.centerchurchrichmond.com/

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VCUarts CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS: “L’ECLISSE”

November 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm

Admission: Free and open to the public

A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man’s materialistic nature.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962

Run Time: 126 min.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki1EnDlzVuo

For more information about the VCUarts Cinema’s Cinematheque Series,

please visit: http://arts.vcu.edu/cinema/cinematheque

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CENTER CHURCH

December 4th, 2016 – 10:00am Service

http://www.centerchurchrichmond.com/

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CENTER CHURCH

December 11th, 2016 – 10:00am Service

http://www.centerchurchrichmond.com/

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CENTER CHURCH

December 18th, 2016 – 10:00am Service

http://www.centerchurchrichmond.com/

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SPRING 2017

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VCU DANCE PRESENTS: “PATHFINDERS:  STUDENT CONCERT”

January 27th & 28th, 2017 at 8:00pm

Tickets become available January 6th, 2017 at 8:00am via showclix.com.

This professionally produced concert features new work choreographed and performed by talented dance majors from freshmen to seniors.

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7th ANNUAL RVA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

February 9th, 2017 at 6:00pm

Films: TBA

Admission: Free and open to the public

The festival will showcase local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet.

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VCU DANCE NOW

February 16th, 17th, & 18th, 2017 at 8:00pm

February 18th at 2:00pm

Admission: $15/$10 students

Tickets become available January 26th, 2017 at 8:00am via showclix.com.

For 2017, this concert features guest artist Liz Lerman’s iconic work, Still Crossing, along with new works by VCU Dance faculty members, all performed by VCU Dance majors.

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CHESTERFIELD DANCE PERFORMANCE

March 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm

Information: TBA

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15th ANNUAL CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE

April 1st at 4:00pm & 7:30pm

April 2nd at 2:00pm

Tickets become available March 11th, 2017 at 8:00am via showclix.com.

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JAMES RIVER FILM FESTIVAL

April 6th, 2017 & April 8th, 2017

Films: TBA

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VCU DANCE PRESENTS: SPRING SENIOR PROJECT 2017

Program A: April 19th and 21st, 2017 at 8:00pm

  Program B: April 20th and 22nd, 2017 at 8:00pm

Admission: $15/$10 students

Tickets become available March 29th, 2017 at 8:00am via showclix.com.

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

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VCU DANCE PRESENTS: FRESHMAN REP CONCERT

May 3rd, 2017 at 7:00pm

Admission: Free

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