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Altria Theater, Richmond

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Concerts & Shows, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 140 reviews on the web
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 is currently undergoing major renovations to bring the building back to its former glory.
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  • My friend and I came to see Teresa Caputo. Having some ambulation and joint issues, I arranged in advance to have handicap seating. I was not cramped into the usual theater seats. The staff was very a...  read more »
  • We've been to numerous theaters in Los Angeles and London...the Altria ranks among the best of them! This was our first time at the Altria; we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff is pleasant ...  read more »
  • Went for a WWE NXT performance with my son. They were very organized with the entry and exit of the theatre and seats were comfortable. 
  • This is a great place, the feel of it is right and you can see the stage from the balcony. The only downside is the seats are very narrow and not much knee room, I feel like I'm on an airplane everytime I go here.
  • Awesome theater, Saw blue man group here. Be warned... when they check your bags... They wont let you in with snacks from home... Note* Try and wait to buy your tickets at the door, you wont have to pay the $10 "processing fee" Note for students* You get a discount when showing your ID at the time of purchase.
  • Terrible, terrible balcony seating. I am only 5' tall and my knees were touching the seat in front of me. In addition because it is so steep, someone 4 rows in front of you can block your view of the stage. Box office hours are terrible and the tickets we got were printed wrong initially so we had to go through the hassle of going back to the box office to have them fix it so we could be let in. Not a good experience.
  • I think this theater (and the performer) should be embarrassed for not cancelling the Macklemore show by close of business 1/21/16. The weather forecast is downright terrible and many people (including teenagers) have spent money on tickets and hotel reservations and have committed to significant travel that they can no longer undertake. VCU is closed and the governor has declared a state of emergency and the event for Saturday has been cancelled. Even if it does get cancelled tomorrow (the day of the show), I am not impressed by how the patrons are being treated.
  • Saw Lion King had balcony seating, Never ever again!!!! Miserable the entire time. Chairs are small, too close together, knees are pressed up against the the row in front of you. Just awful!!!!
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