Movies, Plays, and Performances

The latest scoop on the plays and performances around town can be found right here on Completely Kids Richmond – including the inexpensive movies at the Byrd and Henrico Theatres – just more reason Raising Kids in the Richmond Area is the best!

For information on Theater Classes for kids, click here.

CHEAPY MOVIES

The Byrd Theatre - Tickets are only $1.99 per person!
Carytown, 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, 23221  Phone: 804.353.9911
Please check the show schedule for the day you plan to attend! And keep in mind they do not show previews. Also try to get there in time for the live Mighty Wurlitzer Organ show featuring Bob Gulledge every Saturday night before the two evening shows- it is worth it!

Henrico Theatre -  Tickets are only $1.00 per person!
Highland Springs, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Henrico, VA 23075  Phone: 804.328.4491
For more details, follow the link to the Henrico County Family and Friends webpage and click on movies.

The Goochland Drive-in Theatre
4344 Old Fredericksburg Road, Hadensville, VA 23067
A fun outing and very reasonable prices for admission and at the snack bar. The movies change every weekend – so visit the website for more details.

GIANT SCREEN FILMS AND PLANETARIUM

The Dome
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220   Phone: 804.864.1400
Now Showing:

  • Great White Shark - Dive into the realm of Earth’s most iconic predator – the creature we love to fear – the Great White Shark. Uncover the secret lives of these creatures that pre-date dinosaurs and how they have evolved to remain at the top of the food chain.
  • Cosmic Expeditions - A NEW new dynamic astronomy program that departs daily from The Dome. Bring your family for a journey across the galaxies.

PLAYS

Virginia Repertory Theatre – Children’s Theatre of Virginia
Most children’s shows will be at the newly renovated Shops at Willow Lawn on an intimate stage.

  • The Music Man    June 28th – August 4th, 2013
  • Busytown    July 5th – 28th, 2103
  • Cashore Marionettes    October 3rd – 13th, 2013
  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas    November 29th – December 29th, 2013
  • Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad    January 31st – February 2nd, 2014
  • Shrek, The Musical    March 14th – April 27th, 2014
  • Go, Dog, Go!    July 11th – August 3rd, 2014

CharacterWorks (formerly Christian Youth Theatre) Presentations
Shows at various locations around Richmond.

  • Narnia    October 25th – November 3rd, 2013
  • A Christmas Carol    November 22nd – December 1st, 2013
  • Alice in Wonderland    February 7th – February 16th, 2014
  • Willy Wonka    March 7th – March 16th, 2014
  • Charlotte’s Web    May 22nd – May 25th, 2014
  • Tarzan    June 13th – June 22nd, 2014

Swift Creek Mill Theater
17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Colonial Heights, VA 23834  Phone: 804.748.5203

BALLET, DANCE, AND MUSIC

Richmond Ballet
407 East Canal Street  Richmond, Virginia 23219

  • The Nutcracker    December 14th – 23rd, 2013
  • Cinderella    February 13th – 16th, 2014

Richmond Symphony
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. 

Concerts to delight children and families.  LolliPops concerts start at 11am, pre-concert festivals 10am.   

  • Carnivals and Clowns    October 26th, 2013
  • An American in Paris    January 25th, 2014
  • The Remarkable Farkle McBride     March 15th, 2014

Other great performances:

  • Music of the Beatles    September 28th, 2013  8pm
  • Handel’s Messiah    December 6th  7:30pm
  • Let It Snow    December 7th at 8pm, December 8th at 3pm
  • The Music of Michael Jackson    April 12th, 2014    8pm