The National is Central Virginia’s premier concert and live event venue.
Built and opened in 1923 by renowned Italian architect Claude K. Howell, The National features distinctive Italian-Renaissance design, wooden floors, brick and stone walls, handcrafted marble accents throughout, versatile seating and design options, VIP lounge, and seven full bars.
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Located in the heart of Downtown Richmond, VA, The National is Central Virginia’s premier concert and live event venue. Built and opened in 1923 by renowned Italian architect Claude K. Howell, The National features distinctive Italian-Renaissance design, wooden floors, brick and stone walls, handcrafted marble accents throughout, versatile seating and design options, VIP lounge, and seven full bars. The venue’s flexibility and beautiful details enhance any type of event it hosts, including corporate events, benefit concerts, award shows, weddings, and private parties.
The National is perfectly positioned (across the street from Greater Richmond Convention Center; across the street from 500+ hotel rooms; 2 blocks from Richmond Coliseum) to host trade show or professional conference off-site events.
Events are not attended, they are experienced. By providing world-class service, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and top-level event planning and coordination services, The National offers turnkey solutions to transform any event into an unforgettable experience.
In 2003, The National received the distinct honor of being listed among the Register of National Historic Landmarks. The National is also listed in the following registers of historic sites:
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Virginia Landmarks Register
U.S. Historic District Contributing Property
Grace Street Commercial Historic District Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $1 to $50
Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue
Capacity Seated 750 Buffet N/A Standing 1500 Celebrations Hosted Here Since Prior to 1930 Venue Spaces Indoor Venue Space Only Catering Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice Alcohol Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services Amenities A/V Equipment Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Street Parking Wifi Onsite Restrooms Venue Features The Scene: Set in the heart of Downtown Richmond, The National is surrounded by classic architecture and modern steel buildings with beautiful views of the cityscape and skyline. Design: Designed by renowned Italian architect, Claude C. Howell, The National is a classic American Theater in the Italian Renaissance design. Dramatic high barrel-vaulted ceilings throughout. Original stone facade, marble staircases, brass detail work, and the original wood floor. Awards & Notables
Consistently voted one of Richmond's favorite venues
Virginia State Historic Location
National Register of Historic Places
Broad Street Historic Commercial Property
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Bars & Lounges: 5 Full Bars THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!