Carpenter Theatre

Fully renovated and restored, the historic Carpenter Theatre is the cornerstone of the Dominion Arts Center. It features state-of-the-art lighting and world-class acoustics while still preserving its Old World feel. Its large stage, great acoustics, and 20 dressing rooms make it a performer’s dream venue.

Carpenter Theatre’s main lobby includes two refreshment bars, concierge station, and a gift shop, with two additional refreshment bars upstairs. Four large mosaic tile murals of parrots serve as the backdrop to the four refreshment bars and are a tribute to the handmade parrot that has been perched in the lobby since the theater first opened in 1928. Upon entering the refurbished Carpenter Theatre - with nearly 1,800 seats - audiences enjoy newly installed fiber optic stars twinkling overhead in the repainted midnight sky ceiling, one of the many preserved and enhanced elements of John Eberson's original theater design.

Address and Phone Number

600 East Grace Street
RichmondVirginia, 23219

Upcoming Events

Saturday | Oct. 28th , 2017

60th Anniversary with Time for Three

Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Nov. 11th - 12th , 2017

Mozart: Mass in C Minor

Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks

Carpenter Theatre
Saturday | Nov. 25th , 2017

The Snowman

Richmond Symphony LolliPops

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 11:00 AM
Friday | Dec. 1st , 2017

Handel's Messiah

RIchmond Symphony & Richmond Symphony Chorus

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Dec. 2nd - 3rd , 2017

Let it Snow!

Richmond Symphony Pops

Carpenter Theatre
Dec. 9th - 23rd , 2017

Richmond Ballet's The Nutcracker

with the Richmond Symphony

Carpenter Theatre
Jan. 13th - 14th , 2018

A New Year in Vienna

Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks

Carpenter Theatre
Saturday | Jan. 20th , 2018

An American in Paris

Richmond Symphony LolliPops

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 4:37 PM
Saturday | Jan. 27th , 2018

Music of Billy Joel feat. Michael Cavanaugh

Richmond Symphony Pops

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Feb. 3rd - 4th , 2018

Remembering 1968: A Tribute to MLK

Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks

Carpenter Theatre
Feb. 9th - 11th , 2018

Richmond Ballet's Sleeping Beauty

with the Richmond Symphony

Carpenter Theatre
Wednesday | Feb. 14th , 2018

China National Symphony Orchestra

Lunar New Year Celebration

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Tuesday | Feb. 20th , 2018

Diana Krall

Turn Up the Quiet Tour

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Feb. 23rd - 25th , 2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Virginia Opera

Carpenter Theatre
Friday | Mar. 9th , 2018

Pictures at an Exhibition

Richmond Symphony Casual Fridays

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 6:30 PM
Saturday | Mar. 10th , 2018

Pictures at an Exhibition

Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 8:00 PM
Apr. 13th - 15th , 2018

Lucia di Lammermoor

Virginia Opera

Carpenter Theatre
Apr. 21st - 22nd , 2018

New World Symphony

Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks

Carpenter Theatre
Friday | May 11th , 2018

Mason Bates: World Première

Richmond Symphony Casual Fridays

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 6:30 PM
Saturday | May 12th , 2018

Mason Bates: World Première

Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 8:00 PM