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Swift Creek Mill Theatre

The People's Playhouse for Over 45 Years! Take a step up in entertainment and back in history at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. Known as the People's Playhouse, the theatre is housed in the 350-year-old Swift Creek Mill, which is a local, state and national historic landmark. Offering optional Virginia-Style Buffet Dining before every Mainstage performance and exceptional live theatre, the Mill is sure to be one of your favorite stops in Central Virginia. Located at 17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy, S. Chesterfield, VA 23834. Office open year-round, M-S 10 am - 7 pm. For complete season information go to swiftcreekmill.com or call 804-748-5203. Civil War Trails marker for the Battle of Swift Creek is onsite and open to the public.

Student Performance Venue
  • Parking Fee Information: Free, Onsite
  • Hours (General Information): Swift Creek Mill's professional Mainstage Season is September through July, with productions running five or more weeks each. Evening performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Matinees are available on select dates and begin at 2:30 p.m. Every Mainstage performance offers optional Virginia-Style Buffet dining 2 hours prior to performance (dining reservations required.) Three or more annual Youth Series productions are excellent trips for students, with or without pizza lunch. Reservations are recommended for Mainstage and Youth Series performances. Please see swiftcreekmill.com for show dates and more information. Swift Creek Mill is ADA-accessible. Please let us know your needs in advance so that we can make your experience as wonderful as possible. The theatre office is open year-round. The Civil War marker for the Battle of Swift Creek is onsite and open to the public.
  • Parking:
    • Free
    • Motorcoach
  • Attraction Fee: Free to visit historic site. Mainstage performances are $38.00 for Theatre Only and $55.00 for Buffet & Theatre, plus service fee and applicable taxes. Discount subscriptions and Group Rates available. Youth Series performances start at $8.75.
  • Handicapped Accessible:
  • Motorcoach Group Friendly:
  • Student Friendly:
  • Attraction Hours: Office open Mon. - Fri. 10:00 - 7:00 in-season, 10:00 - 5:00 off-season
  • Distance to Airport: 20 miles/23 minutes
  • Maximum Group Size: 220
  • Motorcoach Parking on Site:
  • Lunch:
  • Dinner:
  • Private Dining Area:
  • Reservations Recommended:
  • Maximum Occupancy: 220
  • Restaurant Price Range: $$
  • # of Restaurants: 1
  • Open Table: no
  • Offer limited menu for groups with price point:
  • Group Reservations Accepted on Sat./Sun. Night:
  • Buffet:
  • Maximum Group Size: 220
Student Performance Venue
  • Are performances held indoors, outdoors or both?: indoors
  • Maximum Number of Band Performers Standing: 40
  • Maximum Number of Band Performers Sitting: 25
  • Maximum Number of Choir Performers Sitting: 45
  • Maximum Number of Choir Performers Standing: 75
  • Audience Seating Capacity: 220
  • Days and Times Performances are Held: negotiable
  • Days are Times that are Best for Performances: negotiable
  • Do you offer A/V equipment?:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Reception Capacity 240
  • Theatre Capacity 240
  • Banquet Capacity 140
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 240
Mill Room
  • Classroom Capacity: 130
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
  • Theater Capacity: 240
  • Classroom Capacity: 240
  • Reception Capacity: 240
Granite Room
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 140
  • Banquet Capacity: 140
  • Reception Capacity: 150