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

Dec. 15th - 23rd , 2017

Richmond Ballet's The Nutcracker

with the Richmond Symphony

Carpenter Theatre
Saturday | Jan. 20th , 2018

An American in Paris

Richmond Symphony LolliPops

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 11:00 AM
Wednesday | Feb. 14th , 2018

China National Symphony Orchestra

CANCELED

Carpenter Theatre
Event Starts 7:30 PM
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. 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