Richmond's Carpenter Center Begins Two-Year Renovation

Classic Arts News   Richmond's Carpenter Center Begins Two-Year Renovation
 
The Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, Virginia, the home of the Richmond Symphony, Richmond Ballet, and Virginia Opera, has closed for an extensive renovation, the center announced.

The work will take 24 to 36 months to complete, and will include the addition of new stage machinery, new restrooms, an expanded lobby, and seating for the handicapped. The original interior color of the theater, a former movie palace, will also be restored.

A portion of the $25 million needed for the renovation came from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, which helped to convert the theater into a performing arts center in 1983.


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