A music lover's passion for music would be incomplete without watching a show at the National. True to its name, this classic place is nationally renowned for the finest concerts held here. Wooden floors, brick walls, 1500-cushioned seats and seven full bars is what makes the patrons return for more. The stylish backdrops and the grand stage provides an unobstructed view of your favorite artists playing live. Add to it the ultra-modern V-DOSC sound system and you have a power-packed experience!
Hippodrome Theater is a big and spacious entertainment venue in Jackson Ward. The decor style of the 1930s and the palatial interiors make it a special place for events like weddings and receptions. This multi room theater also has a balcony that offers a better view of the event taking place. Heavyweights such as Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong have performed here in the past.
The Richmond Coliseum has outstanding facilities that can accommodate a wide variety of events, ranging from ice hockey to conferences to concerts. They have an estimated seating capacity of 11,008 for ice hockey, 11,666 for basketball, and 11,330 permanent seats. There is 50,000 total sq. feet of exhibition space available. Events in the past have included Disney on Ice and Incubus Concerts.
The Diamond is home to the Richmond Flying Squirrels. All the seating is around the infield and the roof provides respite from the elements. The stadium is easy to get to and has plenty of parking space. The Diamond is known for its imposing size and concrete architecture.
Considered by many to be the birthplace of NASCAR since Lee Petty won the first NASCAR race ever in 1953, the Richmond International Raceway is today one of the most modern speedways you will find on the NASCAR tour. It boasts a 0.75 mile (1.207 km) oval track with 14 banks/turns and equipment that makes night-time racing possible. Richmond International Raceway also hosts two Winston Cup events annually: the Pontiac Excitement 400 and the Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400.
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.
Still an active church, St. Paul's was built in 1845. Visit here and stand on the spot where, in 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was told Union troops were advancing on Richmond, a pivotal event of the Civil War. Another famous Richmond native who worshiped at St. Paul's was Edgar Allen Poe. He claimed to have left a valise, the location and contents of which remain an intriguing local mystery in the building.
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse is an intimate theater that is large enough to host performances of varying types from theatrical productions to concerts while remaining small enough that every guest has a chance to experience an immersive performance. The state-of-the-art lighting and sound system add to the power-packed performances that grace the stage and this cultural hub is utilized not only for staging cultural extravaganzas but also offers a diverse repertoire consisting of lectures, panel discussions, corporate events and more.
Carpenter Theatre which is a part of the Dominion Energy Center, is one of the most elite venues around town to catch a good show. The interiors are complete with exceptional sound and lighting systems, a decent backstage lay-out, comfortable seating and a capacity of 1800 guests. From some of the most noteworthy performing arts shows to opera, musicals, theater productions and a lot more of cultural events, this venue plays host to some of the most awaited shows of the season.
When you visit the bustling city of Richmond, don't forget to stop by the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Not only are several events held here, but you'll also get the low down on what's happening in the city. Whether you're looking for a particular restaurant, the most lively bar, the best shopping mall or the largest performing arts venue, this is your one-stop guide to everything you want to know about Greater Richmond. This state-of-the-art venue is also ideal for trade shows, conferences, workshops, meetings and other special events. The meeting rooms, the grand ballroom and the Exhibit Hall Pavilion are some of the prominent venues within this facility that are abuzz with activity the year round.