Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA) advances the performing arts in the Richmond Region through programs and resources that SUPPORT the artists of today, NURTURE the artists of tomorrow, and provide spaces for the arts to THRIVE.

Our vision is to create a vibrant community where the performing arts flourish and strengthen Richmond’s cultural, social, and economic vitality. Students, educators, and community members have equitable access to high-quality arts education and learning opportunities. Artists and arts organizations from all backgrounds have affordable and professional performance spaces and the capacity and resources to grow their programs and reach new audiences. And, patrons from all areas of the region see themselves reflected in the programs presented and enjoy diverse arts experiences in welcoming spaces, including our venues – Altria Theater and Dominion Energy Center.


RPAA’s long standing commitment to arts education is realized through the BrightLights
Education Initiatives that work to increase equity in access to the arts and arts in education.

To read more about the BrightLights Education Initiatives please visit rpaalliance.com/nurture/


With your support, RPAA is proud to invest in Richmond’s performing arts venues, including the historic Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater. Your generosity also helps expand the footprint of RPAA’s BrightLights Education Initiatives by bringing arts education to schools and community centers throughout the region. As Richmond’s Champion for the Performing Arts, we thank you for making this work possible. Together, we support local artists through training and employment opportunities; provide accessible and inclusive arts education programs; offer subsidies to make professional venues more affordable; and promote the critical role that the arts play in our lives. We are grateful for your partnership throughout the year.