There’s nothing quite like a night at the theatre, and with its vibrant theatre scene and a plethora of venues to choose from, including Altria, November Theatre, Triangle Players, and The New Theatre at Firehouse, Richmond offers an unforgettable experience for theatre enthusiasts. Nothing completes a night out like dinner and drinks at a local business. Grab your tickets and continue reading for tips on where to eat and drink before or after a performance at a Richmond theatre.

Altria Theater

The iconic Altria Theater serves as the grande dame of Richmond’s theater scene. With its stunning architecture and rich history dating back to 1927, this venue has hosted countless Broadway shows, concerts, and other live performances.

Local Dining and Drinks Close to Altria: Given Altria’s location on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, most nearby spots are college student-friendly, but just a stone’s throw away theatre goers can enjoy local favorites on Grace Street, including Julep’s New Southern Cuisine, Rappahannock, and Lillie Pearl. Enjoy a drink on Lemaire’s patio at The Jefferson for after-theatre drinks. For those looking for a more casual bite to eat within walking distance of the theatre, check out Beauvine Burger Concept or City Dogs.

Virginia Repertory Theater – November Theatre

Located in the heart of the Arts District, Virginia Repertory Theatre’s November Theater is known for its diverse repertoire ranging from contemporary dramas to avant-garde productions, coupled with its innovative storytelling and exceptional performances.

Local Dining and Drinks Close to Virginia Rep: For pre-show drinks and light eats (and maybe a sunset if you’re lucky) head to Q Rooftop Bar at Quirk Hotel or grab dinner at Birdies or Bar Solita, all located just across the street from the theatre.

Richmond Triangle Players

Nestled in Scott’s Addition, Richmond Triangle Players prides itself on showcasing stories celebrating diversity and promoting inclusivity rooted in LGBTQ+ experiences. From groundbreaking plays to experimental performances, Triangle Players pushes boundaries and challenges traditional norms in the most captivating way possible.

Local Dining and Drinks Close to Richmond Triangle: Richmond Triangle’s location in Scott’s Addition makes it a perfect place for pre or post-theater dining or drinks. Walk to dinner at Lost Letter, Longoven, or Lunch.Supper! or grab after-show drinks at Three Notch’d Brewing Company, Bingo Beer Co., or on the Hofheimer Rooftop.

The New Theatre at Firehouse

Formerly known as Firehouse Theatre, this hidden gem nestled on the outskirts of VCU is known for its intimate setting and bold artistic choices, Firehouse Theatre offers powerful performances that tackle social issues head-on while pushing artistic boundaries.

Local Dining and Drinks Close to Firehouse: Enjoy dinner at The Savory Grain, Kuba Kuba, or Joe’s Inn before heading to The Firehouse. Finish the night off with drinks at Sabai or The Jungle Room.