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Your guide to Richmond theater — plus, what’s playing this season

Check out need-to-know info to see theatrical productions around the River City


The November Theatre is home to Virginia Rep’s Signature Season.

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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 spring season.

5th Wall Theatre
This company specializes in new works and also hosts readings and workshops.

Coming soon:Radiant Vermin” opens at The Basement March 14.

Broadway in Richmond
This company brings national touring productions to the Altria Theater.

Coming soon: Tickets are on sale for the Feb. 27-March 3 run of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”


The play version of Harper Lee’s classic novel was written by Aaron Sorkin.

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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.

On stage now: "Memories of Overdevelopment” is a staged documentary based on real stories of living under dictatorship. It’s at Firehouse until Sunday, Feb. 25.

Richmond Shakespeare
Formerly Quill Theatre, Richmond Shakes takes the stage at Gottwald Playhouse and puts on the annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall.

Coming soon: The epic Sondheim fairytale “Into the Woods” opens March 7 at the Steward School’s Cramer Center for the Arts.


Agecroft Hall hosts the Richmond Shakespeare Festival each summer.

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Richmond Triangle Players
This nonprofit was founded in 1993 and specializes in programming rooted in LGBTQ+ experiences and queer artistry.

On stage now: Catch a new take on the ground-breaking comedy “Torch Song” by Harvey Fierstein through March 9.

Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Head south to this historic gristmill and enjoy dinner and an intimate show.

Coming soon:Altar Boyz” follows a Christian boy band from Ohio. The musical comedy opens March 23.

UR Dept. of Theatre and Dance
You can catch productions from up-and-coming performers at the Modlin Center for the Arts.


The Robert B. Moss Theatre is home base for Richmond Triangle Players.

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VCUarts Theatre
VCUarts students put on several productions a semester at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts.

On stage now:Anon(ymous)” follows a young refugee in a twist on Homer’s “Odyssey.” Performances continue through Sunday, Feb. 25.

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.

On stage now: "Chasing George Washington” is part of the Family Season at Virginia Rep Center and continues through March 3.

Coming soon: "Satchmo at the Waldorf” opens at the November Theatre March 1; see “On Air” at Hanover Tavern starting March 15.

Yes, And! Theatrical Company
This company launches its second season this year and also hosts special events including a monthly open-mic piano bar.

Coming soon: "Dr. Ride’s American Beach House” takes place the night before Sally Ride’s historic space flight. See the play at Firehouse Theatre March 7-23.

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