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Altria Theater, Richmond

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Altria Theater Box Office Hours: 10am - 5pm Weekdays & 4 hours before performances

Located at 6 North Laurel Street, the Altria Theater, formerly the Landmark Theater and The Mosque, was built in 1926 by Shriners as their Acca Temple Shrine. The City of Richmond purchased the venue in 1940. One of the best known and most striking buildings in Richmond, the Altria Theater plays host to a variety of events including Broadway, The Richmond Forum, concerts, comedians, children’s theater, lectures, school commencements and fashion shows. Some of America’s greatest entertainers have appeared on stage beneath its towering minarets and desert murals. Known for its excellent acoustics, the Altria Theater boasts one of the largest proscenium stages on the East Coast. The theater recently completed major renovations to bring the building back to its former glory.
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  • Came here for a work event. We had a dinner downstairs and an awards event in the theater after. I just wanted a glass of water after a few hours in the awards event. So I went down stairs and asked f...  more »
  • Enjoyed a great afternoon watching 'Finding Neverland'. The theatre is easy to find although the parking is expensive -$10 as are the in-theatre drinks and snacks - $8 for a bag of popcorn. Recommend ...  more »
  • We spent such a delightful evening at the Altria watching "Finding Neverland"!! The theater is small enough to feel intimate, but wonderful acoustics and comfortable seats only improve the experience....  more »
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  • My sister and I visited the Altria Theater for the first time this month to see Harry Potter in Concert with the Richmond Symphony. I must say, I was impressed with the people, staff, and atmosphere of the environment. They definitely did a great job with the renovations of the theater. It looks beautiful and it is clean. I will definitely be visiting again. A lot of great memories were made that day! Thank you Altria! GREAT experience!
  • Valentines Day with my boyfriend to see Keith Sweat and Silk. It's like a beautiful old Hollywood theater. Very well-maintained. It's a perfect intimate venue. There were several bars available for cocktails with very little wait time in line. Restrooms were easily accessible. Ushers at every entrance to escort you to your seats. Covered parking garage. It was a great experience, and will definitely go back there again!
  • First time visiting this theater. I was in awe of the beautifully adorned walls and light fixtures. It was like taking a step back in time. The ushers were inviting and helpful. Concessions were disappointing considering I paid for overpriced stale popcorn. Orchestra seats were a little snug but not terrible considering the age of the theater. Overall it was a great experience.
  • Went to the theater to see the Richmond Orchestra present Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone and the performance was amazing. The seating was great, the theater was clean and well maintained. Staff were helpful in directing those to their seats. And audio was great throughout the theater. Can't wait to return for another performance !
  • Good seating overall for viewing performances. Seats could have been slightly steeper since most of our party could barely see over the people in front of us, who were average height. Workforce were very friendly and helpful. Theatre overall has a cool vibe and decorated in with a vintage feel, probably from being a former mosque. Have been there multiple times and will return. If you're in the area and can buy tickets at the box office, you can save a significant amount on fees. As most places, the extra ticket fees are terrible.
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