About Richmond CenterStage

CenterStage Foundation, formerly known as the Virginia Performing Arts Foundation, was created to bring a vibrant, diverse and accessible performing arts complex to downtown Richmond.  Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of the City of Richmond, State of Virginia, many corporate partners, foundations and individuals, the Foundation has brought CenterStage to life.  Through the enormous support of citizens in and around Richmond and the passionate work of so many volunteers, the Foundation was proud to host the Grand Opening of Richmond CenterStage on September 12, 2009, kicking off an inaugural season full of enterainment and excitement.

Our Vision

To be a catalyst for creative and vibrant arts throughout the Richmond region.

Our Mission

  • To promote an inspiring environment where performing arts will flourish and strengthen Richmond’s cultural, social and economic vitality.
  • To provide support and strengthen relationships among visual, performing and all cultural arts.
  • To broaden audience participation through diverse and innovative programming and community engagement.
  • To create transformational performing arts educational opportunities for students of all ages.
  • To assist in the development of strategies for new and enhanced performing arts venues and related real estate.
  • To provide financial support for the operations of all Richmond CenterStage venues.

For further information please call (804) 592-3330 or info@richmondcenterstage.com.