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Downtown Arts

Richmond is home to a vibrant arts scene with many theatres, museums, galleries, performance venues, and the University’s own Modlin Center for the Arts. In addition to participating in RVA First Fridays, UR Downtown hosts gatherings in advance of selected downtown performances for University of Richmond students, faculty, staff, and alumni and local performers and directors. Transportation is provided from campus, and registration is required. Performance tickets will be purchased for students in advance.

Virginia Repertory Theatre
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Direction by Tawnya Pettiford-Wates
Thursday, February 22, 5:30 p.m.

Lorraine Hansberry’s Tony award-nominated domestic drama follows the story of the Younger family as they discover the dangers of dreaming big and the heartbreak of reality.

Richmond Symphony
Casual Fridays - Pictures at an Exhibition
Carpenter Theatre
Friday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.

This Casual Fridays Concert features “Pictures from an Exhibition – A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann," a suite of ten pieces composed for the piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. The suite is Mussorgsky’s most famous piano composition and has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists. 

Moth by Declan Greene
Direction by Josh Chenard
Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m.

TheatreLAB is Richmond’s home for unexpected & evocative performance. Moth explores themes of friendship, bullying, mental illness, and the hierarchy of the schoolyard.


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