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 &
VCU DANCE PRESENTS “PATHFINDERS: STUDENT CONCERT”
January 27th & 28th, 2017 at 8:00pm
Admission: $15/$10 (students with valid I.D.) This is a reserved seated event.
Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 8:00pm:
Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 8:00pm:
“This show offers Dance majors of all levels the opportunity to present professionally-produced work to the public. Since dance-making, in addition to dance technique and performance, forms the core of the VCU Dance curriculum, this concert celebrates our students as they develop their individual creative voices.
Adjudicated by VCU Dance faculty and students, the concert program will feature new work choreographed by VCU Dance majors Taylor Black (Sophomore), Marsell Chavarria (Junior), Mariah Eastman (Senior), Michelle Koppl (Junior), Callie Moore (Senior), Aaron Salas (Senior), and Kari Schackmann (Junior).
Path Finders is the fifth event of the VCU Dance 2016-2017 Season. The presenting program of VCU Dance is committed to building and engaging dance audiences in the University and Richmond community while providing opportunities for artists to present and create work.”
For more information about our VCUarts Department of Dance & Choreography, please visit: www.arts.vcu.edu/dance
7th ANNUAL RVA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
February 9th, 2017 at 6:00pm
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.
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.
CHESTERFIELD DANCE PERFORMANCE
March 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm
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.
JAMES RIVER FILM FESTIVAL
April 6th, 2017 & April 8th, 2017
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.
VCU DANCE PRESENTS: FRESHMAN REP CONCERT
May 3rd, 2017 at 7:00pm