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RVA Theatre Alliance Launches New Website

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Formerly known as RAPT, the RVA Theatre Alliance raises awareness and support for Richmond's professional theatre community.

Recently the RVA Theatre Alliance launched their new website where you can go to learn about the alliance as well as member theaters.

Among the the things the RVA Theatre Alliance does:

The Theatre Artist Fund

The Richmond Theatre Artist Fund was created to assist members of the theatre community in times of extreme need. Through the Allliance the theatre community reaches out to those facing illness, injury or other severe life events.

RVA Theatre Card

Those who work with member companies may apply for the RVA Theatre card which offers discount ticket prices to member theatre productions. (the discount price is set by each company)

Members may also participate in the skills registry which may be accesssed by companies, directors or producers for casting, employment or audition calls.

RVA Theatre Stickers

It seems that every group in town has their own version of the RVA sticker. The RVA Theatre Alliance sticker is available for purchase adn resale. Proceeds go to the Theatre Artists Fund.

Check the links below for member theatres, their current stage offerings, and where available, their upcoming season.

TheatreLAB TheatreLAB


Artistic Director: Deejay Gray
Managing Director: Annie Colpitts

TheatreLAB is an ensemble based company that is passionate about new works, new treatments of familiar works and bringing a new audience to the American theatre experience.  TheatreLAB is currently raising support for the rennovation of their new space "The Basement" located at 300 E. Broad Street.

The 2015-2014 TheatreLAB season is:

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Book by John Cameron Mitchell

Mr. Winter and the Frosty Flakes
A Devised Holiday Extravaganza!
Conceived and Directed by Deejay Gray and McLean Jesse

By Carly Mensch
As part of the Acts of Faith Festival

APRIL 2015
When Last We Flew
By Harrison David Rivers
As part of the Acts of Faith Festival
at Richmond Triangle Players

MAY 2015
By Mike Bartlett

JULY 2015
The Altruists
By Nicky Silver

Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Swift Creek Mill Theatre Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Artistic Director: Tom Width
Interim Managing Director: Jennifer Procise
Resident Musical Director: Paul Deiss

"The People's Playhouse for Over 45 Years."  Swift Creek Mill is one of hte oldest gristmills in the United States.  It was purchase in 1965 by three local families who shared a dream of bringing live professional theatre to the tri-cities area.  It was reorganized as the Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Inc. in 2001.  The building was fully rennovated in 2013.

Now on Stage
The Dixie Swim Club
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
June 26 through August 2, 2014

Coming Season
See How They Run
By Philip King
September 18 through October 25, 2014

The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular
By Ted Swindley
November 13, 2014 - January 10, 2015

Those Harvey Girls
By Tom Width
January 29 through March 7, 2015

Two Bits
By Tom Width, Music by Baul Deiss
March 26 through May 16, 2015

You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running
By Robert Anderson
June 4 through July 18, 2015

CAT Theatre
CAT Theatre CAT Theatre

CAT Theatre

CAT Theatre
President of the Board: H. Lynn Smith
Richmond's Professional Theatre with a Community Heart

CAT's 51st Season

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure
By Steven Dietz
Directed by H. Lynn Smith
October 24 through November 8, 2014

Book of Days
By Lanford Wilson
Directed by Leslie Cline
January 23 through February 7, 2015
CAT's entry into the Acts of Faith  Festival

Now Then Again
By Penny Penniston
Directed by Melissa Rayford
March 20 through April 4, 2015

By Ronald Harwood
Directed by Laurie Follmer
May 22 through June 6, 2015

Richmond Triangle Players
Richmond Triangle Players Richmond Triangle Players

Richmond Triangle Players

Richmond Triangle Players
Interim Artistic Director: Noreen Barnes
Managing Director: Phil Crosby

Now on Stage, extended through July 19
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed and Choreographed by Penny Ayn Maas
Musical Direction by Kim Fox

Upcoming Season

Featuring the return of the original emcee, Steve Boschen.  The audience chooses the winner.

Design for Living
By Noel Coward

We Three Lizas
written by EmilyHaha
Three ghost Minnellis present "A Christmas Carol"

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
By Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood
winner of the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival

Angels In America
By Tony Kushner

Yank!  The WWII Musical
Book and Lyrics by David Zellnik
Music by Joseph Zellnik

Firehouse Theatre
Firehouse Theatre Firehouse Theatre

Firehouse Theatre

Firehouse Theatre
Artistic Director: Jase Smith
Interim Managing Director: Laura Cliburn

Now on Stage

Book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni
Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed by Jase Smith
Through July 19

2014-2015 Season

Wait Until Dark
By Frederick Knott
September 18 through October 18, 2014

A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration
By Paula Vogel
November 20 through December 20, 2014

This World We Know: World Premiere
By Kelly Younger
February 5 through March 7, 2015

The Aliens
By Annie Baker
April 16 through May 16, 2015

Virginia Repertory Theatre
Virginia Repertory Theatre Virginia Rep

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Virginia Repertory Theatre
Artistic Director: Bruce Miller
Managing Director: Phil Whiteway

Currently On Stage

The Color Purple
The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre
Marjorie Arenstein Stage
at Virginia Rep Center
Based upon the novel written by Alice Walker
And the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture
Book by Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray
Directed by Chase Kniffen
Now through August 3

Go, Dog. Go!
The Children's Theatre of Virginia at Willow Lawn
Based on the book by P.D. Eastman
Book by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory
Music and lyrics by Michael Koemer
July 11 through August 3

The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church
by Bo Wilson
World Premiere
July 18 through August 24
Hanover Tavern
July 2 – July 26, 2015

2014 - 2015 Season

By Bill Cain
Directed by Jan Powell
September 26 – October 19, 2014

Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
Directed by Patti D’Beck
November 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015

The Whipping Man
By Matthew Lopez
February 13 – March 8, 2015

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang
April 24 – May 17, 2015

South Pacific
Book by Oscar Hammerstein and Joshua Logan
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
Directed by Chase Kniffen
June 26 – August 9, 2015

Henley Street Theatre/Richmond Shakespeare
Henley Street Theatre/Richmond Shakespeare HenShakes

Henley Street Theatre/Richmond Shakespeare

Henley Street Theatre/Richmond Shakespeare
Artistic Director: Jan Powell
Managing Director: Jacqueline O'Connor        

Now On Stage

Richard III
By William Shakespeare
July 10 through August 3, 2014
Directed by James Alexander Bond
Agecroft Hall
4305 Sulgrave Road
Richmond, VA 23221

2014-2015 Season

by Bill Cain
A co-production with Virginia Repertory Theatre at the November Theatre
September 25 – October 19, 2014

7th Annual Bootleg Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare
In partnership with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the Leslie Cheek Theatre
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 7:30pm

Mr. Dickens' Christmas Carol
adapted by Bo Wilson
At VCU’s Grace Street Theatre
November 28 – December 20, 2014

The Lion in Winter
by James Goldman
In partnership with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the Leslie Cheek Theatre

Sam and Carol: a play where everything is true
by David L. Robbins
At the Gottwald Playhouse at Richmond CenterStage
April 9 – May 2, 2015
February 5 – February 28, 2015

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare|
The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall
June 4 – June 28, 2015

by William Shakespeare
An all female production
The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall

HAT Theatre
HAT Theatre HAT Theatre

HAT Theatre

HAT Theatre
Artistic & Managing Director: Vickie L Scallion

Located in the Far West End in a store-front black box theater off of Patterson Avenue.  Offering high quality theater and classes for ages five through adult on a year-round basis.

Check out some hilarious improve at West End Comedy on the following dates:

July 25 (all ages)
July 26 (mature)

Aug. 15 (all ages)
Aug. 16 mature

Summer camp workshops are registering now.

Barefoot Puppets
Barefoot Puppets Barefoot Puppets

Barefoot Puppets

Barefoot Puppet Theatre
Artistic Director: Heidi Rugg
Touring Coordinator: Heather Topich

Barefoot Puppet Theatre has produced their award-winning puppet shows up and down the East Coast in theatres, schools, libraries, children's museums and more.  Performances bring to life folktales, classic tales and original works with imaginative scripts. 

Notable venues include The Smithsonian Discovery Theater, The Puppet Showplace Theatre in Boston, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.

Shows are self-contained and can adapt to a variety of spaces.

African American Repertory Theatre
African American Repertory Theatre ARAT

African American Repertory Theatre

African American Repertory Theatre
Artistic Director: d.l. Hopkins
On Facebook:

The African American Repertory Theatre of Virginia engages, inspires and challenges our audience through a broad range of theatrical presentations that promote, nurture, reflect, and celebrate the vast spectrum of life that is the African American experience. Through performance, education, community engagement and collective development we seek to establish and maintain a permanent theatrical institution based in Richmond Virginia that is committed to providing a full season of illuminating theatrical programming.

No current productions listed.

K Dance
K Dance K Dance

K Dance

K Dance
Artistic Director: Kaye Weinstein Gary

Under the artistic leadership of Kaye Weinstein Gary, this company serves as a vehicle for creative projects for its artistic director as well as other artists both locally and nationally.

K Dance works closely with actors and directors in the Richmond area. Mixing text and movement has become an interest to this company, which works project to project. K Dance auditions and hires both dancers and actors.

K Dance produces at least two major events each year, including "Yes! Dance Invitational", which has presented to the Richmond audiences more than 90 companies.


Yes! Dance Invitational

October 18, 19, 2014
16th Annual Invitational, K Dance producer

Carpenter Science Theatre
Carpenter Science Theatre Carpenter Science Theatre

Carpenter Science Theatre

Carpenter Science Theatre Company
Artistic Director: Larry Gard

Located at the Science Museum of Virginia, the Carpenter Science Theatre Company provides performances throughout the Museum on a daily basis.

Featured Performances include:

  • Shakespeare and Galileo
  • Marco Polo's Adventures
  • The Great Tarantula Migration
  • Galileo's Moon


Cadence Theatre Company
Cadence Theatre Company Cadence Theatre Company

Cadence Theatre Company

CADENCE Theatre Company
Artistic & Managing Director: Anna Johnson

2014-2015 Season

Sight Unseen
by Donald Margulies

October 16-November 8, 2014
(opening October 18)
Direction by Rusty Wilson

Caroline, or Change
by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori

February 19-March 14, 2015
(opening February 21)
Direction and Choreography by Chase Kniffen and Musical Direction by Anthony Smith

A Lie of the Mind
by Sam Shepard

April 30-May 23, 2015
(opening May 2)
Direction by Anna Johnson