Dominion Energy Center

About Us

The cornerstone of Dominion Energy Center is the fully renovated, historic Carpenter Theatre. This grand theater has nearly 1,800 comfortable, spacious seats, state-of-the-art acoustics and brilliant lighting, including new fiber optics that enhance the ceiling’s sparkling stars. The Carpenter Theatre celebrates over 90 years of bringing entertainment to Richmond.

In 2009, Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA) celebrated the opening of Dominion Energy Center after proudly leading the campaign to renovate the Carpenter Theatre and expand the footprint of the venue to include Dorothy Pauley Square, home to three new performance and education spaces. On the first floor, multi-purpose venue Bob & Sally Mooney Hall features local performing artists and an array of activities, concerts, and community gatherings. The second floor houses Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, a black box style theater that provides an intimate venue for local performers and audiences to experience the arts.

Genworth BrightLights Education Center, located on the third floor, includes classrooms, rehearsal space and a state-of-the-art digital lab. With much activity taking place in the Education Center, the BrightLights Education Initiatives also extend into schools, libraries, community centers and homes through hands-on experiences with Teaching Artists and the capabilities of the Digital Arts Lab.


News & Media

All the latest news at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Resident Companies

Our Resident Companies include performing arts partners who produce and perform their own programs while bringing diverse programs from across the country and beyond to Dominion Arts Center's venues.


Dominion Energy Center seeks industry professionals with management experience in a variety of disciplines. We are committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting candidates who are passionate about an exciting career in a fast-paced and challenging environment.


ASM Global is looking for volunteer ushers (individuals or groups) to work at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center and the newly renovated Altria Theater. Ushers will greet, assist and seat our patrons within the building during events.

Take a Google 360 Tour of Dominion Energy Center

Use your mouse to move around the interior of the Dominion Energy Center in the frame below.