All the world’s a stage, but Richmond has some really special ones. Here’s a rundown of theater companies in the River City — plus what to mark on your calendar for the holiday season.
5th Wall Theatre
This company specializes in new works and also hosts readings and workshops.
On stage now: “Lonely Planet” is at Firehouse Theatre through Sunday, Nov. 26.
Broadway in Richmond
This company brings national touring productions to the Altria Theater.
Coming soon: Tickets are on sale for its December run of the musical take on “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!”
Cadence Theatre Company
This artistic company typically brings its productions to the Gottwald Playhouse at the Dominion Energy Center.
The New Theatre at Firehouse
Founded in 2023, The New Theatre focuses on producing and performing new works out of the historic Firehouse Theatre.
Formerly Quill Theatre, Richmond Shakes takes the stage at Gottwald Playhouse and puts on the annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall.
Richmond Triangle Players
This nonprofit was founded in 1993 and specializes in programming rooted in LGBTQ+ experiences and queer artistry.
On stage now: “Scrooge in Rouge” is billed as a Victorian-era music hall version of “A Christmas Carol” — see it through Saturday, Dec. 23.
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Head south to this historic gristmill and enjoy dinner and an intimate show.
On stage now: Say hello to “Greetings,” a touching comedy from Tom Dudzick.
UR Dept. of Theatre and Dance
You can catch productions from up-and-coming performers at the Modlin Center for the Arts.
VCUarts students put on several productions a semester at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts.
Coming soon: “The Imaginary Invalid” runs Thursday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 3.
Virginia Repertory Theatre
Virginia Rep has shows around Richmond with its Signature Season at the November Theatre, Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern, and Children’s Season at the Virginia Rep Center.
Coming soon: "The Silver Belles” take the stage at the November Theatre Nov. 24-Dec. 31, catch “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” at Hanover Tavern Dec. 15-Jan. 21, and “The Santa Clues” runs Dec. 8-31 at the Virginia Rep Center for Arts and Education.
Yes, And! Theatrical Company
This company launches its second season in 2024 and also hosts special events including a monthly open-mic piano bar.