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Nestled in downtown Richmond, Studio Theatre is the ideal destination for people who favor arts. With well-written plays, creative directors and brilliant artists, this theater brings out the best of the best in performing arts. Relaxed ambiance and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems present to you a unique play-watching experience. Famous companies like the Richmond Ballet light up the place with their scintillating performances. Head here for a thought-provoking and entertaining show.
Minarets and mosaics adorn this enchanting building. It seems to have leapt out of the Arabian Nights onto Richmond's Laurel Street. Marbled halls, columns and more elaborate mosaic work fill the interior and you almost suspect a genie might be waiting around the next corner. This theater, formerly called The Mosque because of its Middle Eastern look, was built in 1926 by the Shriners as their Acca Temple Shrine. The city purchased it in 1940 and restored it in 1994-95. Guided group tours are available by appointment.
Firehouse Theatre is an artistic home, a thriving hub of creative activity, and a center for community engagement where new performance work is developed and produced. Founded in 1993 in Fire Department’s Station House #10, Firehouse has premiered new plays, created and encouraged new work, hosted emerging and established artists from many disciplines, and has earned a reputation as the place where new lives.
Since its inception, Dogtown Dance Theatre has played to host to some of the most inspirational dance and drama performances. Aimed at providing a platform to independent performers, musicians and visual artists, this theater features a wide variety of shows throughout the year. Primarily hosting dance and musicals, evenings here are seldom drab, with a number of performances that, quite literally, keep the audience on the edge of their seat.