Carpenter Theatre

Richmond, VA


Samson and Delilah
Oct 13, 15, 2017
The Girl of the Golden West
Nov 17, 19, 2017
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Feb 23, 25, 2018
Lucia di Lammermoor
Apr 13, 25, 2018

Fully renovated and restored, the historic Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center is open and alive with performing arts! State-of-the-art lighting and world-class acoustics will attract both audiences and entertainers from around the corner, and around the world, filling the stage with opera, dancing, singing, symphonies, concerts, plays and even Broadway shows. Upon entering the refurbished Carpenter Theatre - complete with nearly 1800 seats - audiences will enjoy newly installed fiber optic stars twinkling overhead in the repainted midnight sky ceiling, one of the many preserved and enhanced elements of John Eberson's original theater design. The Carpenter Theatre celebrated its 80th birthday last year and what better way to commemorate this milestone than to welcome audiences back to this fun-filled, enchanting Downtown Richmond landmark.

  • Parking within one block
  • New sidewalks and street lighting
  • Additional modern bathrooms
  • Larger, more comfortable seats
  • Redesigned, expanded lobby
  • New concessions (both levels) and concierge station

Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his "Opera Up Close" pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production.

How To Purchase Tickets (Virginia Opera performances ONLY)

Tickets may be purchased online at Etix or by telephone through Etix at 1.800.514.3849. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Carpenter Theatre. Virginia Opera subscribers and donors may purchase tickets by calling the Virginia Opera Box Office at 1.866.673.7282.

Methods of Payment

Virginia Opera accepts MasterCard, Visa and American Express. We also accept cash and personal checks drawn on a local bank.

Box Office Telephone

VIRGINIA OPERA: For all subscription sales, group sales, and single ticket sales to subscribers or donors call 1.866.673.7282.

Etix: For single ticket sales to patrons who are NOT Virginia Opera subscribers or donors - 1.800.514.3849

Box Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The will call window at the Carpenter Theatre is open 2 hours prior to the scheduled performance time.

Administrative and Box Office Mailing Address

Virginia Opera
P.O. 2580
Norfolk, Virginia 23501

Administrative Offices

Phone: 804.644.8168
Fax: 804.644.0415
Etix phone: 1.800.514.3849

Theatre Address

Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage
600 E. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Box Office Phone (CenterStage)


Box Office Hours (CenterStage)

10:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. Mon - Fri.