Get Involved!


Contribute to Richmond Culture and be a VOLUNTEER!

SMG Richmond is looking for volunteer ushers (individuals or groups) to work at the Altria Theater and the newly renovated Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. Ushers will greet, assist and seat our patrons within the building during events. Volunteers should have a passion for the arts, be reliable, be at least 18 years old, able to climb stairs, stand for long periods of time, work in semi-darkness and can commit to work 2 shows per month – work more if you’d like! Interested candidates should contact our House Manager or mail a request to:

Altria Theater
Volunteer Opportunities
6 N. Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220


SMG Richmond has many different sponsorship opportunities for large corporations to small companies. Opportunities include tickets to shows, exit couponing and on-site exposure. Contact Lesa Williams at 804-780-4970 or by email for more information.



The CenterStage Star Annual Fund Program will help ensure that the experience of Richmond CenterStage can be enjoyed by all members of the community and that the venues can host a diverse array of performers and programs. With the generous support of donors like you, we can make Richmond CenterStage come alive even before we open the doors!

Annual funds provided by CenterStage Stars will:

  • Provide subsidies to keep rental prices affordable for all arts groups, both large and small
  • Help defray the costs of preview events and other community-wide initiatives
  • Help build the foundation for education and outreach programs for everyone in Virginia through the Genworth BrightLights Education Center.


Outright Gifts
Gifts of cash allow donors to receive full tax benefits to the extent allowed by law.

Richmond CenterStage encourages pledges as a way of making a commitment now to the capital campaign, spreading payments over a period of time. While most pledges are for a three-year period, longer-term (up to five years) pledges can be arranged depending on the size of the gift.

Gifts of Securities
An attractive option for donors is through gifts of appreciated securities. Gifts of this type may provide greater tax advantages than gifts of cash. The donor can deduct the current fair market value as a charitable gift and completely avoid any capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Deferred Gifts/Planned Giving
Richmond CenterStage has a bequest and deferred gift program to accommodate the forethought of such donors. “Planned gifts” are gifts that are created now, yet fully realized at a later date, such as through a will, a gift of life insurance, or setting up a charitable-remainder trust. Many planned gifts provide income to the donor, spouse and children for life, and still allow a significant gift to CenterStage. Donors interested in this option should consult with their attorney or financial advisor.

Endowment Fund
Even after Richmond CenterStage is built, we will need funds to continue daily operations and programming. If you are interested in giving a sustaining contribution, please indicate so on any of the above gifts.

Matching Gifts
Where appropriate, those who wish to enhance the value of a gift are encouraged to contact their employer to determine if a corporate matching program is in place.

If you are interested in any of the above donation options, please contact the Richmond CenterStage Foundation at (804) 327-5755.