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
Fall 2017- Spring 2018 Season – Announcing SOON!
RVA 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT – BEST OF SCREENINGS
July 30th, 2017 at 3pm-5:30pm
To buy tickets and learn more about the 48 Hour Film Project, please visit: http://www.48hourfilm.com/richmond-va