PLEASE NOTE: Performances for Eleone Dance Theatre, Semi-Toned, Richmond's Finest, Forever Ella, and The Quebe Sisters have been cancelled. We will issue refunds in the form of a gift card. If you wish to donate your ticket amount back to The Cultural Arts Center, that would also be most appreciated as we navigate this difficult time. Due to high call volume, we ask that youplease direct all questions or concerns to our Guest Services staff by emailing: email@example.com.
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Now in its 16th successful year, our Center Season schedule continues to offer exceptional performances in theatre, music, and dance. From fan favorites to exciting new performers on the Sara Belle November Stage, there’s truly something for everyone!
December 3, 2022 - January 8, 2023. Artisan created Christmas trees deck The Center’s halls as we celebrate our annual Illumination. Each tree designed with its own special theme is sure to thrill the youngest to oldest visitors. Don’t forget the scavenger hunt or you’ll miss out on a special treat at the end! Opening: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 5-7pm following The Center’s annual Tree Lighting. Santa and his elves will be on site for a visit with children.
Take a magical, musical Christmas journey with the 3 Redneck Tenors to liven up your holidays this year. We’re recommending a healthy dose of 3 Redneck Tenors Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR! It’s Christmas music like you’ve never heard and won’t easily forget. We guarantee ya! These real life Broadway and Opera stars are ready to rock your holidays with classic, pop, and a deep-fried feast of musical delights. There’s nothing old-fashioned about this music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler – it’s infused with vitality, energy and passion. Enjoy Christmas tunes such as: Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Santa Baby, O Holy Night, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, and more. Plus, enjoy Christmas spoofs like Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, and a few other great surprises!
PERFORMANCES: January 26-27 at 7pm; January 28-29 at 3pm and 7pm
Presented by Henrico Theatre Company! Come and be thoroughly entertained by some of Henrico Theatre Company’s favorite leading ladies! This concert will feature wonderful women singing songs that they have been closely associated with over the years, while others go down a road they have not yet taken. Solos, duets, and group numbers – we’ve got it all for you! Featuring performers Shannon Gibson Brown, Jenny Fralin, Karen Moody, Nancy McMahon, Kyle Billeter, and Kara Harman. Plus, one or two other surprise guests… all wild, wacky, and truly wonderful - and all accompanied on the piano by the equally wonderful Sandy Dacus! You won’t want to miss this special treat!
Gospel and symphony fans unite! Join us this year as The Cultural Arts Center pairs the Tribute Gospel Ensemble and the Richmond Symphony on the Sara Belle November Stage in this popular, annual concert series. The Tribute Gospel Ensemble is a Richmond based Gospel group out of First African Baptist Church, one of the oldest black churches in the region celebrating its 242nd anniversary in 2022. This choir was formed over 20 years ago by its dynamic music director, Ms. Michelle Lightfoot. Tribute has opened for such talents as: Richard Smallwood; Smokie Norful, and Darryl Coley. They have also been fortunate to share stages with the likes of Maurette Brown Clark, Sunday Best contestant Crystal Aikin and others. This group has successfully shared their songs of praise across the Eastern region and continue to celebrate all new opportunities and venues.
Big Top circus fun is coming to The Cultural Arts Center! Claim your tickets for this one-night-only performance. The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular is a heart-stopping, mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism! Experience the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall, and Broadway stage in one fantastic evening! Be amazed as aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, fire artists, illusionists, singers and dancers perform indescribable feats to delight all ages! Mind-boggling aerial and ground acrobatic performances will ignite the imagination of the young and the young in spirit alike!
The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy, family-friendly flurry of fun! Indulge your curiosity and celebrate your senses as their troupe of acrobats, aerialists, and circus specialty artists bend, twist, flip, and fly into your hearts!
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan, perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience! As an added treat, the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening. Every show is different, every show is interactive, and every show proves that The Beatles’ music truly is the soundtrack to our lives.
Let’s dance! Don’t miss this audience favorite that’s inspiring for dance fans of all ages! Eleone Dance Theatre ushers in the new millennium with resurrected cutting edge works that challenge traditional boundaries. Enjoy contemporary, modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African, hip-hop, and more at this stunning performance! Eleone Dance Theatre is dedicated to the preservation and creation of historical and contemporary theatre dance celebrating intergenerational as well as uni- and multicultural themes that educate and entertain. Claim your seats in advance to this show that’s perfect for the whole family!
Scott Wichmann brings the music of the legendary Frank Sinatra to The Cultural Arts Center in a tribute concert featuring timeless hits such as Night and Day, My Way, and The Lady is a Tramp. Backed by jazz virtuoso Ryan Corbitt, alongside a stellar band of musical all-stars, and featuring a catalog of timeless Sinatra standards, LET ME BE FRANK celebrates the unforgettable style of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
COMING SOON! Stay tuned for more information with the release of our 2022-2023 Season!