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

SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE

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‘THESIS PIECES’ : A SCREENING WITH MEANING

VCUarts SENIOR FILM SHOW

May 12th at 12:00pm

Admission: Free, but registration is required.

To register, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thesis-pieces-vcu-senior-film-show-tickets-32937455817

VCU’s senior film students are screening their ‘thesis pieces’ with a short Q&A following.

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CULTURE4MYKIDS, INC. PRESENTS

“LESSONS FROM YOUR MOTHER”

May 13th, 2017 at 6:30pm

Tickets are available at www.culture4mykids.org

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WEST END ACADEMY OF DANCE

ENSEMBLE SHOWCASE SPRING 2017

May 20th, 2017 at 7pm-8pm

Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets: $10/General Admission

Tickets are available online at westendacademy.com and at the Grace Street Theater door 30 minutes before the showcase.

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MAGGIE STIEFVATER & COURT STEVENS

 SEVEN SENTENCES SEMINAR

Saturday, May 27th, 2017 9am-5pm

Registration is available via Eventbrite at :

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seven-sentences-richmond-tickets-32342131185

“Chapter One” If you can follow those words with seven killer sentences, you have everything you need to write a novel. Come spend an intensive day with us as we talk about the secrets hidden in beginnings and help you start a novel you can’t wait to finish.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.maggiestiefvater.com

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HENRICO HIGH SCHOOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS

SENIOR DANCE PERFORMANCE

June 2nd, 2017 at 7:30pm

Admission: $5/ General Admission

Tickets are only available through the Henrico High School Center for the Arts Office. Tickets will not be available through the Grace Street Theater or at the door.

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804 DANCE PLACE GALA

June 4th, 2017

Performance #1: 3:30pm-5pm

Performance #2: 6pm-7:30pm

Admission: Tickets are available through 804 Dance Place.

Join 804 Dance Place for their first Spring Gala performance featuring performances from their performance track students.

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RVA 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT – PREMIERE SCREENINGS

July 22nd, 2017

11am-6:30pm

Event Information: TBA

To learn more about the 48 Hour Film Project, please visit: http://www.48hourfilm.com/home

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RVA 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT – BEST OF SCREENINGS

July 30th, 2017

3pm-5:30pm

Event Information: TBA

To learn more about the 48 Hour Film Project, please visit: http://www.48hourfilm.com/home

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