12711 Old Stage Road
Chester, VA 23836
Phone: (804) 796-5200
Fax: (804) 796-3703
A flour mill built in 1663, Swift Creek Mill has changed a number of hands in the past. Today, this old structure is dinner theater that offers candle light dinners in both, the spectacular Mill room and Granite room. Advance reservations can get you tickets to the air conditioned theater which is open from Wednesday to Saturday nights all year round.
The Beacon Theatre was built in 1928, and remained a Vaudeville and movie theater that entertained the residents of Hopewell until its closure in 1981. This historic theater has since been revived and is today a magnificent live performance venue. The theater itself is fashioned upon a splendid blend of Art Deco and the Colonial Revival styles of architecture, and is rife with plaster friezes and intricate brickwork. Numerous subtle details lend the theater a charm that is enigmatic and alluring. Beacon theater offers a varied program of live performances throughout the year, including everything from concerts and theater productions, to comedy shows.
Rogers Stadium, first opened its gates to screaming fans in 1950. It is primarily a football stadium and home ground to the Virginia State University football team, the Virginia State Trojans. With a capacity to hold above 13,000 spectators, the stadium is one of the largest University grounds in the area. Contact the University office for more updates on the stadium.
Virginia State University's Daniel Gymnasium is known for its premium fitness and health facilities along with being a major event venue for many of the university's events. From rallies, comedy shows, gym jam sessions, costume parties to concerts and athletic events, this place hosts it all. The vast space and comfortable arrangements make this space a meeting place of sorts for much of the campus crowd in the university.
Situated in Pocahontas State Park, Pocahontas Heritage Amphitheater gives you the chance to enjoy various cultural events in lush green surroundings. Built in 1938, this amphitheater was torn down and reconstructed in 1997, and now has a capacity of about 4000 spectators. If you don't wish to utilize the bench seating, which can accommodate 350, the grassy slopes also provide good views of the stage. The amphitheater is the site for many concert series.
Located along Virginia Street, is Richmond's major concert venue, the Toad's Place. Opened in 2007, the venue is stretched over two floors comprising of a restaurant, a club and even rooms that play host to private events. Toad's, has an incredible lineup of live music and a dance party that just won't quit. Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U-2, The Kinks and Bob Dylan have all played at this hot spot. All in all a perfect national level concert venue that Richmond much needed.
Art Works Studios and Galleries is the perfect place to plan a party, wedding, or to host a gallery showing for art. If you want to have your creations seen, then Art Works will collaborate with you to make sure that everything goes according to how you'd like it. Gallery spaces are aplenty on the two floors of the building. There are some galleries that are always available to peruse, so you can check out local artists' work - from paintings, photographs, jewelry and crafts - and perhaps make a purchase or two. On the 4th day of the month, the entire building is open to the public, including all of the rented spaces, and food as well as music is provided while you walk around and check out the talent. There are monthly youth art classes and group art projects that are offered to the public.
Step into a restored Railway Express Agency car and explore the railroad history of Richmond. Photographs and artifacts await you inside. In addition to the museum, a former Southern Railway passenger station is right next door.
Elegance meets functionality at the Acropolis. This spacious and stylish setting provides best solutions for planning an event, be it corporate or private. Grand banquet rooms and state-of-art amenities, coupled with excellent service, adds a unique touch to every occasion. And plan your wedding here and you would surely leave with memories to cherish.
This lively Irish pub is located in downtown Richmond. McCormack's is great for a bite to eat, although the kitchen is open only for dinner and the menu offers typical bar foods. This pub is popular with the locals especially during when they sell hot dogs for USD1 Tuesdays nights, tacos for USD1 on Thursdays, and burgers for only USD1.50 every Wednesday night. Local bands will often play here.
Richmond CenterStage is quite like its name, the center of stage events. One of the most prominent event venues of Richmond, CenterStage is a collection of some fabulous theaters, halls and performance spaces. The elegant Carpenter Theatre, the classical Gottwald Playhouse and the contemporary Rhythm Hall are housed within Richmond CenterStage. Beautifully furnished and impeccably equipped, each space is a top venue in its own right. The Showcase Gallery is devoted to the display of visual arts and holds multiple art exhibits. Events held at Richmond CenterStage include plays, dances, comedies, music concerts and a plethora of other live gigs. Check in at the Genworth BrightLights Education Center in the third floor of the building, and find out more about digital state-of-art technology. For rental information call center.
Kanawha Plaza located in the downtown business district of Richmond is an excellent venue for concerts and theatre performances alike. The plaza has a large cascading water fountain, a concert stage and an outdoor grass arena for summer concerts. A park in the venue is the perfect relaxation spot for stressed out downtown workers. 'Fridays at Sunset' is the longest running play at this venue and the gates open at 6p. It is a convenient location for office goers to unwind and catch a concert after a grueling day at work.