Altria Theater

This venue has a long history of hosting famous music acts including Diana Ross and Elvis! Though it has gone through a few name changes (from the Mosque to Landmark) Altria Theatre still shows famous acts in music and culture. Altria is also home to the Broadway in Richmond theatre season. Students are lucky to have this venue in the heart of campus (which is often the home to VCUarts Commencement)!

The Broadberry

This is Richmond’s newest venue and it can hold over 300 people! The venue’s size and convenient location in the city attracts many regional and national bands.

Brown’s Island Park

This park is home to countless annual festivals as well as the Friday Cheers summer music concert series. This downtown park is also a great place to see the urban stretch of the James River.

The Firehouse Theatre

Housed in a decommissioned firehouse, this theatre premiers new plays and musicals, creates safe and supportive spaces for new work and hosts established artists from many disciplines. Firehouse is also home to The Listening Room which hosts local and regional bands a few times each season.

Gallery Five

This firehouse-turned-gallery and music venue is an RVA staple. There is always a band, show, performance, exhibition or dance party happening here. Gallery5 showcases cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions that are designed to further innovation and encourage dialogue among artists and audiences. Gallery5′s exhibitions range from themed solo or group shows, international notables, local favorites and emerging unknowns whose works deserve more public exposure. Be sure to check out their calendar of events when you are planning your night out in Richmond.

Richmond CenterStage

Dedicated to providing a diverse local and world-class performing arts experience, Richmond CenterStage represents a collection of inspirational venues—all to strengthen the cultural and economic vitality of Greater Richmond. Richmond CenterStage hosts a range of resident arts companies and other performing arts groups in a collaborative environment. The venues that make up Richmond CenterStage include: Carpenter Theatre and Dorothy Pauley Square (which houses Rhythm Hall, Showcase Gallery, the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse and the Genworth BrightLights Education Center) and Altria Theater at Monroe Park.

Strange Matter

Strange Matter is an arcade, music venue, and bar with great food, agreed upon by vegans and meat eaters. $