Arts and Entertainment
Enjoy wonderful, live performances throughout the year at a variety of venues. You can also see art lauded by museums around the world
The Civic Hall Performing Arts Center hosts performances by nationally known artists, as well as serving as home to the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. This facility, located at Richmond High School, also hosts student performances throughout the year.
Call early for tickets to the wonderful Richmond Civic Theatre which has been showcasing talented local individuals since it's founding in 1940. They entertain audiences with a variety MainStage drama, comedy and musical theater. Adult situation dramas are performed under the title of Studio 10 at RCT. Youngsters gain theatre experience - and children can enjoy stories just for them - during Stage One Youth Theatre at RCT productions.
Another citizen-based activity is the Richmond Community Orchestra. This community group welcomes instrument-playing community members to participate and performs free concerts several times a year.
For a special treat, watch for free performances, offered each summer by the Chanticleer String Quartet.
McDowell Art Gallery at Reid Hospital hosts a revolving art display of work by regional artists.
Richmond Art Museum, the only public art museum in the U.S. to be housed in an operating high school, features an outstanding collection of work by American impressionists, Taos School, the Hoosier Group, the Richmond School and other regional artists. In addition to their permanent collection, they host a variety of exhibits.Wayne County Historical Museum has a wonderful collection of paintings, although that is not the main focus of their collection.
The Richmond Art Museum, sponsors a high school film festival each year in April. High school students across the state compete for prizes and to have their film shown at the festival, which is open to the public.
First run movies are shown at the AMC Showplace in Richmond. Check their website for current films and show times.