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The Opening Act

Join us for an exclusive dining experience before the show!

Arrive before the crowds and sit down to our chef-inspired dinner or brunch buffet in the beautiful Altria Theater Ballroom. The Opening Act begins two hours before the show for which you have already purchased tickets, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely meal. Tickets include one premium beverage. If you would like to include the convenience of parking in the deck across from the venue, it is only $10 more at checkout. Order now and plan your memorable night at the theater!

The recently-renovated Ballroom is one level down from our main entrance, at which diners will have a private entrance. Additional information will be provided prior to each performance date. Select performances only.


Garden Salad and Assorted Dressings
Mixed Fresh Fruit with Berries
Breakfast Breads Including Pastries
Scrambled Eggs with Chives
Thick Cut Bacon and Sausage Links
Turkey Bacon
Waffle Station with Assorted Toppings and Drizzles
Rolls and Butter
Dessert Display
Coffee and Tea Service

One complimentary drink ticket provided per diner.


French Country Salad
Sliced NY Strip with Peppercorn Sauce
Airline Chicken Breast with Bourbon Butternut Squash Sauce
Fall Vegetable Lasagna Roulade
Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Rosemary Baby Potatoes
Rolls and Butter
Dessert Display
Coffee and Tea Service

One complimentary drink ticket provided per diner.

Be sure you select the link below for the performance for which you already have tickets to CATS.

Testimonials from The Opening Act

"Being there early and having dinner is the way to go. I would participate every time if available."

"What a great experience! Excellent food, excellent hosts and hostesses. It was also very nice to be able to arrive at the theatre early knowing parking would not be an issue. I also very much appreciate that there was no rushing and we were allowed, even encouraged to stay in this beautiful and elegant environment before going to the show. Love it! Thank you!"

"I loved being able to come there early for dinner and relax for my meal knowing I was already there and didn’t have to try to rush. I hope you do this for future performances."

For More Information

For more information on pre-show dining, please contact Sarah Douglas at (804) 592-3339.


Coming with a group? We offer a discount on dining for 10 or more guests. Contact our Group Sales office at (804) 592-3401.