Richmond Spotlight

  • »
  • »
  • »
  • »

Visitors Guide - Padding

Watch the Video!

Everything you need to know about the Richmond Region in a short video!



Arts & Entertainment

History. Now Showing.

The Richmond Region offers a year-round schedule of musical, theatrical, artistic and dance performances. Many professional arts groups, including the Richmond Ballet, Richmond Symphony and Virginia Opera, perform annually in the Region.

If you prefer theater, choose from Theater IV's family performances, the Richmond Shakespeare Festival's outdoor productions or the "Broadway in Richmond" series at the Landmark and Carpenter Theatre. There's also lots of local theater with high levels of talent -- including the Firehouse Theatre Project, the Barksdale Theatre, and productions by area colleges and universities.

Want to enjoy an outdoor concert? You'll find many held May through September. The Region also has dozens of art galleries, a couple of comedy clubs and a few film festivals. Our full selection of local arts and entertainment includes:

Galleries & Museums - From nature paintings to sculptures to cutting-edge modern art, the Richmond Region boasts some of the Virginia's finest art galleries and museums.

Stage - The world is a colorful stage in Richmond. Theater aficionados will appreciate the Region's diverse offerings - from Shakespeare to murder-mysteries and avant-garde dramas.

Music - Tune into some of the Region's most eclectic musical offerings. Lose yourself in a soul-stirring opera or symphony performance at the restored Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. Or listen to great live music from nationally-recognized artists and bands at some of Richmond's popular concert venues.



Featured Events


In Gear: Richmond Cycles

Aug 27-Jan 3
There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a…more

Dominion GardenFest of Lights

Nov 27-Jan 11
Dominion GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than a half million lights,…more

Carytown Food & History Tour

May 2-
Carytown, otherwise known as The Mile of Style, is an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and…more

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig Big Splash

Nov 29
Peppa Pig's Big Splash is an action-packed live show, based on the popular Peppa Pigtelevision…more