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Altria Theater

6 North Laurel Street

Administration Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm


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 recently completed major renovations to bring the building back to its former glory.


Ryan Bush

Friday, June 29, 2018
I saw David Blaine put an ice pick through his freaking bicep. As well as hold his breath under water for 10 minutes. The to theatre it's self and surroundings are all very beautiful except for Monroe Park which looked to be under siege.... Concessions were very reasonable compared to others. If you get balcony seating be prepared to walk up a lot of stairs or you can wait for the elevator... Your choice. My biggest complaint is the same as everything else in Richmond NO PARKING!!! I mean what's up with this no parking all over Richmond... You would think they would build some parking garages or something... Another cool thing about the theatre they didn't care if changed seats we had no problem moving closer and getting a better view of David's slide of hands. Another cool thing David did was vomit up a frog that lives in his stomach and then he swallowed it again and then he vomited the frog back up!!! Seriously this guy blows my freaking mind!!!! Chris angel is a hack and Blaine is the man. Would go see again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!¡!!

Denise Friedman

Thursday, June 21, 2018
The theater itself is nice. The bathrooms are fancy according to my preschooler. The concessions were overpriced (of course) and stale. Parking was close but also a ripoff (cash only). We paid for VIP seats to Paw Patrol Live. It was totally disorganized. Most of the staff were polite but it was still chaotic. Unfortunately, thought we were seated in the center of the second row, my son had trouble seeing the full stage. They added three rows of seats to the front and put them too close to view the whole stage, especially if you are a child. Additionally, the chairs were wooden and on the smaller side - difficult when wrangling an excited child and the bag of stuff required. I contacted the theater manager about my disappointment with the seats and never received a response. Next time, I’ll do my due diligence in scouting ahead.

Bunji Brackett

Monday, June 11, 2018
Wow, what an amazing venue... and a truly beautiful and wonderful gem of a historic RVA landmark. Not just great for shows and graduations, but also a fantastic place for meetings and special events. Parking, like much of the Fan & Downtown districts is limited, but there is a convenient pay to park deck just across Main Street from Theater.

Glenda Wuennecke

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Every seat has a good view, and quite comfortable. The Acoustics was wonderful, the inside is fabulously gorgeous. The floors are pretty, the walls are pretty. The people/staff were so nice. I felt special being in such an opulent place, I didn't want to leave.

Brek Sparks

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Opinion from the nosebleed section, you have to realize that you get what you pay for in seating with this place. Tiny seats up top, very little room to escape during the show, not recommended for anyone over 6'. Gorgeous place, well managed, but even "cheap seats" are not "cheap", so 4 stars.

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