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Altria Theater, Richmond

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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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  • September 26, 2017
    Altria formerly known as 'The Mosque" is place for Off Broadway performances and big named performers. It is a renovated Acca Temple built in the late 20's. It is an interesting place for performances...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Went with friends to the Altria Theater to see Mamma Mia which was in town for a two day engagement. We sat in the 2nd row of the Grand Tier a little to the right of center. We had a great view of the...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Just seeing this architecturally significant building is a treat but there are several caveats. Some seats are in dead zones where it is hard to hear and some seats are REALLY cramped for leg room - i...  more »
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  • April 22, 2017
    Beautiful theatre and the seating is about as comfy as it should be. Enough to sit for a few hours and be content. I give four stars because out of the many talks, and concerts I've been to the sound hasn't 100% quality. Definitely good sound system for four stars. But I would except the audio team to be at the same level of quality as the rest of the organization. Great place, but not perfection ;)
  • June 22, 2017
    Needs a little more events that are affordable to all. Still, all in all, a very nice place for live shows. I remember when it was the Richmond Mosque (hope I spelled it right, I am sorry if I didn't).
  • March 11, 2017
    The so give me this theater only three stars because despite the beautiful scenery and everything there was just no line organization or parking organization. I'm sitting here probably going to be about 30 minutes trying to leave the parking lot and when I went in I saw him no one directing traffic. Hard to believe that this theater has Broadway level shows with Broadway level crowds but no one to manage crowds or traffic. If you come here probably best to park somewhere else and walk or have a friend drop you off.
  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful structure. They have done a nice remodeling the theater. Great views and comfortable seats.
  • May 19, 2017
    Beautiful venue but the seats are so cramped. There is no leg room at all in balcony seats. The old tile and paint on the ceiling is gorgeous though. Great location.

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