Concerts & Events

Plan Your Visit

We are excited that you will be joining us for a concert. Whether you’re a longtime subscriber or a first-timer, we want you to have the best experience possible. Here you will find directions, parking maps, dining options and hotel information—everything you need to make your visit to the Symphony memorable!

Directions & Parking

Carpenter Theatre at CenterStage

600 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
parking map

  • Altria Masterworks Venues
  • Genworth Symphony Pops
  • Union Bank & Trust LolliPops

 

FROM NORTH OF RICHMOND:

  1. Take I-95 South
  2. Take Exit 74 / 3rd St.
  3. Continue on 3rd St & turn left onto Broad St.
  4. Turn right onto 8th St.
  5. Drive 1 block and turn right onto Grace St.
  6. Theatre is 2 blocks ahead on the right

FROM SOUTH OF RICHMOND:

  1. Take I-95 North
  2. Take Exit 74C / Broad St. Bear left, Broad St. West. Take Broad St. to 8th St. and turn left
  3. Drive 1 block and turn right onto Grace St.
  4. Theatre is 2 blocks ahead on the right

FROM EAST OF RICHMOND:

  1. Take I-64 West
  2. Take Exit 190 / 5th St, Downtown, Coliseum
  3. Turn left onto Broad St.
  4. Turn right onto 8th St.
  5. Drive 1 block and turn right at Grace St.
  6. Theatre is 2 blocks ahead on the right

FROM WEST OF RICHMOND:

  1. Take I-64 East to I-95 South
  2. Take Exit 74 to 3rd St.
  3. Continue on 3rd St and turn left onto Broad St.
  4. Turn right onto 8th. St.
  5. Drive 1 block & turn right onto Grace St.
  6. Theatre is 2 blocks ahead on the right

FROM POWHITE PARKWAY: (Tolls must be paid on this route)

  1. Take Downtown Expressway North into downtown
  2. Take 7th/9th Street Exit
  3. Continue along 7th St.
  4. Turn left on Grace St.
  5. Theatre is at next corner

Altria Theater

6 North Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220

FROM THE SOUTH:
  1. Take Powhite Parkway (76 North) to Downtown Expressway to the Belvidere Exit
  2. Turn left at the light to Cherry St.
  3. Go about three blocks on Cherry Street and you’ll see the theater on the right across Main Street
FROM THE EAST:
  1. Take I-64 West to 5th Street/Downtown Exit
  2. Take 5th Street to Main Street
  3. Turn right on to Main Street and go approximately 10 blocks
  4. The Theater is on the right

FROM THE NORTH:

  1. Take 95 South 3rd Street/Downtown Exit
  2. Take 3rd Street to Main Street
  3. Turn right on to Main Street and go approximately 8 blocks
  4. The Theater is on the right

FROM THE WEST:

  1. Take I-64 East to the Belvidere Exit
  2. Turn left on Leigh St.
  3. Turn right on Belvidere St.
  4. Turn right on Main St.
  5. Theater is one block down on the right

PARKING FOR THE ALTRIA THEATER

VCU West Main Deck
801 West Main Street
$8.00 CASH ONLY
Handicapped parking is available in this deck.

Randolph-Macon College

Blackwell Auditorium
204 Henry Street
Ashland, Virginia 23005

  • Metro Collection Sunday Afternoon Performances

FROM POINTS NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, & WEST BY INTERSTATE 95:

  1. Take Interstate 95 to Central Virginia, 90 miles South of Washington, DC
    100 miles north of the North Carolina border
    12 miles north of the intersection of Interstates 64 and 95
  2. Take Exit 92B – Route 54 West (Ashland)
  3. Take Route 54 across Route 1 (your third light)
  4. About 1/2 mile after Route 1, turn right onto Henry Street
  5. Go 1 1/2 blocks. Blackwell Auditorium is on your right

Click here to view a map of the campus. Blackwell Auditorium is building #16 and Brock Commons is building #34.

 

PARKING FOR BLACKWELL AUDITORIUM AT RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE
Free parking can be found directly behind Blackwell Auditorium and along Henry Street.

 

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

2408-2410 Ownby Lane
Richmond, VA, 23220
FROM THE NORTH:
  1. Take I-95 S toward Richmond
  2. Take the Boulevard exit, EXIT 78
  3. Turn slight right onto VA-161/N Boulevard
  4. Turn left onto Robin Hood Rd.
  5. Turn right onto Hermitage Rd.
  6. Turn left onto Overbrook Rd.
  7. Take the 1st right onto Ownby Lane
  8. Hardwood Park Craft Brewery is on your right
FROM THE SOUTH:
  1. Take I-95 N toward Richmond
  2. Take the Chamberlayne Ave exit, EXIT 76A
  3. Turn right onto Chamberlayne Pkwy.
  4. Turn slight left onto Brook Rd.
  5. Turn left onto Overbrook Rd.
  6. Turn left onto Ownby Ln.
  7. Hardwood Park Craft Brewery is on your right
FROM THE WEST:
  1. Take VA-76 N/Powhite Pkwy N toward Richmond
  2. VA-76 N becomes I-195 N.
  3. Take the exit toward US-33/US-250/Broad St.
  4. Merge onto W Clay St.
  5. Take the 1st left onto Roseneath Rd.
  6. Take the 2nd right onto W Moore St.
  7. W Moore St becomes W Leigh St.
  8. Turn left onto Hermitage Rd.
  9. Turn right onto Ownby Ln.
  10. Hardwood Park Craft Brewery is on your right
FROM THE EAST:
  1. Take I-64 W toward I-95 W.
  2. Take the Chamberlayne Ave exit, EXIT 76A.
  3. Turn right onto Chamberlayne Pkwy.
  4. Turn slight left onto Brook Rd.
  5. Turn left onto Overbrook Rd.
  6. Turn left onto Ownby Ln.
  7. Hardwood Park Craft Brewery is on your right

Restaurants

RESTAURANTS NEAR THE CARPENTER THEATRE

Coda Urban Bistro
(within walking distance)
700 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 643-2632
codarva.com
Mention the Richmond Symphony and Coda will donate 5% of sales to the Richmond Symphony education programs.

Bistro 27
27 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 780-0086
bistrotwentyseven.com
Symphony patrons receive 10% off their meal before any Symphony concert by showing their tickets to their server. Subscribers receive 10% off any time by showing their subscriber benefit card.

Pasture
(within walking distance)
416 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 780-0416
pasturerva.com
Symphony patrons receive 10% off their meal before any Symphony concert by mentioning the Richmond Symphony and showing their tickets to their server.

Heritage
1627 W. Main St.
Richmond VA 23220
(804) 353-4060
heritagerva.com
Subscribers receive a 15% discount by presenting their Subscriber Benefit Card.

Acacia Midtown
2601 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 562-0138
acaciarestaurant.com
Subscribers receive 10% off of their “Pre-Symphony Menu”, which includes three-course prix-fixe options available on Symphony series concert nights by presenting their subscriber benefit card.

Rappahannock
(within walking distance)
320 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 545-0565
rroysters.com

Capital Ale House
(within walking distance)
623 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 780-2537
capitalalehouse.com

Chez Foushee
203 N. Foushee Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 648-3225
chezfoushee.com

Restaurants near the Altria Theater

Coda Urban Bistro
700 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 643-2632
codarva.com
Mention the Richmond Symphony and Coda will donate 5% of sales to the Richmond Symphony education programs.

Bistro 27
27 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 780-0086
bistrotwentyseven.com
Symphony patrons receive 10% off their meal before any Symphony concert by showing their tickets to their server. Subscribers receive 10% off any time by showing their subscriber benefit card.

Pasture
416 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 780-0416
pasturerva.com
Symphony patrons receive 10% off their meal before any Symphony concert by mentioning the Richmond Symphony and showing their tickets to their server.

Heritage
1627 W. Main St.
Richmond VA 23220
(804) 353-4060
heritagerva.com
Subscribers receive a 15% discount by presenting their Subscriber Benefit Card.

Acacia Midtown
2601 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 562-0138
acaciarestaurant.com
Subscribers receive 10% off of their “Pre-Symphony Menu”, which includes three-course prix-fixe options available on Symphony series concert nights by presenting their subscriber benefit card.


Black Sheep
(within walking distance)
901 W Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 648-1300
blacksheeprva.com

Edo’s Squid
(within walking distance)
411 N Harrison Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 864-5488

Ipanema Café
(within walking distance)
917 W Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 213-0190
ipanemaveg.com

 

RESTAURANTS NEAR RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE

Iron Horse
100 S Railroad Ave
Ashland, VA 23005
Virginia BBQ
600 England Street
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 752-4838
virginiabbq.com
Turner’s
504 England Street
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 752-2244

Accommodations

Hotels near the Carpenter Theatre, Altria Theater and Hardywood

Richmond Marriott
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 643-3400
marriott.com

Located in the heart of downtown, The Richmond Marriott is within walking distance of the Carpenter Theatre at CenterStage. It is Richmond’s largest hotel and is often chosen by visiting notables and musicians for its close proximity to the airport exit, the Richmond Coliseum, and other city staples.

 

Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown
555 E. Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 788-0900
crowneplaza.com

The Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown is located in the heart of Richmond’s financial district, along the historic banks of the James River, steps from the shopping, dining and entertainment of Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom, and just blocks from many of Virginia’s Fortune 500 Companies.

 

Quality Inn West End
8008 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 346-0000
qualityinn.com

The Quality Inn® West End is conveniently located less than eight miles from Virginia Union University, the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. This Richmond hotel is minutes from area attractions like The Diamond (home of the Richmond Braves minor league baseball team), the Children’s Museum of Richmond and the Science Museum of Virginia.

 

The Jefferson Hotel
101 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 788-8000
jeffersonhotel.com

The Jefferson is proud to be one of only twenty-seven hotels in North America to receive both the Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for 2007. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, a National Historic Landmark and a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts. Complimentary shuttle service to the Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater is available through concierge services.

 

Hilton Garden Inn
501 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 344-4300
hiltongardeninn.com

 

Hotels near Blackwell Auditorium at Randolph-Macon College

Ashland Inn & Suites
810 England Street
Ashland, VA 23005
804.798.4231

Henry Clay Inn
114 N. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
804.798.3100

Days Inn
806 England Street
Ashland, VA 23005
804.798.4262

Holiday Inn Express
107 S. Carter Rd.
Ashland, VA 23005
804.752.7889

Hampton Inn
705 England Street
Ashland, VA 23005
804.752.8444