The National is the only auditorium that still exists on what was once called Theatre Row stretching along the 700 block of Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the theater was built in 1923 and sits among the facades of other historic theaters from a time that originally staged live entertainment and vaudeville shows. The building was converted into a cinema in 1968 and stayed open until September 5, 1983. It wasn't until 2008 when RIC Capital Ventures restored the brick building that the theater reopened as The National venue for performing arts and music. The National was acquired by AEG live in 2014. Today, the National is a part of the Grace Street Commercial Historic District. They have featured artists such as Whitesnake and Stone Temple Pilots and often feature tribute concerts with shows like Saved By The '90s. The stage lighting, sound system and other specs make the National venue a music lover's fantasyland. Grab your tickets at StubHub.
What is The National Richmond seating capacity?
The National has a capacity of 1,500. It's a general admission venue with 300 padded seats and plenty of standing room. The National encourages you to join in the standing-room-only crowd for fun and dancing.
Where are the best The National Richmond seats located?
No matter where you sit or stand, you'll have a great stage view. Additionally, several video screens and monitors throughout will make sure you don't miss a thing.
Is The National accessible by public transportation?
The Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) runs multiple bus routes that stop nearby 708 E Broad St where the venue is located.
Is there on-site parking?
Although the National Richmond venue has no on-site parking, there are parking decks directly behind it. Metered street parking is within walking distance.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
There are seven full-service bars throughout The National that serve wine, liquor and beer. Grab something to eat before or after the show at Vagabond RVA conveniently located directly behind the venue.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along to The National Richmond events?
Check each show, but unless otherwise specified, children of all ages are welcome.
Is the National Richmond a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The National provides access to the disabled throughout their facility. Security members are on hand at every show if you need special assistance.Back to Top
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