Richmond CenterStage, Altria Theater

Richmond, Virginia, USA

Theatre Projects began the renovation of the 180,000 square foot theatre by determining how the Altria could better accommodate touring groups and improve patron comfort. Working in phases to allow the theatre to maintain operations, we rearranged and replaced many of the 3,565 seats, specified and installed modern theatre systems, replaced all 50 line sets, rebuilt and rearranged the catwalks, and designed new dimming and control systems. With those improvements, and the addition of renovated support spaces and a new loading dock, the 1920s-era theatre is more equipped than ever to maintain its position as one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier venues for touring acts.  


Richmond CenterStage, Altria Theater
Credit: Anton Grassi/Esto
Credit: Anton Grassi/Esto
Credit: Anton Grassi/Esto
Owner

SMG, Richmond CenterStage

Architect

Wilson Butler Architects

Acoustician

Jaffe Holden

Users

Touring performances

Seat count

3565

Construction type

Renovation

Theatre type

Commercial, Multipurpose theatre

Services

Programming, Concept design, theatre planning, performance equipment design and specification

Completion

2014

Venue website

richmondcenterstage.com/venues...

Credit: Anton Grassi/Esto
Credit: Anton Grassi/Esto

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