Groups at Riverside

Friends and family, church groups, tours, clubs, and businesses are all welcome at Riverside Center. Hold your date and selected tables while you organize your guests for a memorable dinner and show. 

Group Benefits

  • Groups of 12 or more receive special rates
  • Every 25th ticket is only $7
  • Inclusive ticket pricing for dinner, show, taxes, and meal service
  • Easy access and ample free parking
  • No deposit due until six weeks from your event
  • Balance and firm number of attendees due ten days prior to performance date
  • Actor talk-back and specialty tours also an option by special arrangement and availability

Your group will go directly to the chandeliered lounge upon arrival where a full cash bar awaits. When the theater doors open for dinner seating, a host will call your group by name to be escorted to your reserved area. Salad and bread start off your meal and wait staff will shortly take your dinner and drink orders. Water, tea, and coffee service, an entrée selection with delicious sides and choice of desserts are all included, with no need to decide ahead what to eat! Gratuity is up to the patron, and encouraged for excellent tableside hospitality and purchases not included in the ticket price.

Finally, sit back and enjoy our Broadway style musical or drama brought to you by top-notch professional performers. Your group will want to return again and again to experience the best of Broadway in Virginia.

Tour Operators

Riverside Center attracts theatre lovers from across the state and the country. Perfectly positioned between Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA with easy access to I-95, Riverside's Wednesday matinee is a popular destination for groups on a day's outing. Those traveling north or south and seeking a night's lodging, meal and entertainment before continuing onward find us a convenient resource. Tour groups also enjoy spending a few days in the Fredericksburg area, with a selection of activities to entice any type of traveler. Riverside Center maintains memberships with the American Bus Association, National Tour Association, Virginia Motorcoach Association, and Pennsylvania Bus Association.

 

Student Groups

Riverside Center loves to grow new theatre fans! Bring your older students to our dinner theatre Broadway-style production and younger students to our Children's Theatre for exposure to music, comedy, and drama live on-stage. Minimum number required is flexible to accommodate all sizes of student groups. 

 

Student Group Benefits (Dinner Theatre)

  • Special High School dinner and show, and Middle and Elementary dinner and show rates - one $7 ticket with every 25 tickets purchased
  • Show Only discount tickets - one $1 ticket with every 25 tickets purchased. Ask about special BYO lunch student matinees
  • Performance opportunities for choral groups and smaller ensembles
  • Actor Talk-Back or Behind-the-Scenes tours for a small fee by special arrangement and availability
  • Many attractions nearby of educational and recreational interest for extended visits
  • 50% deposit required five weeks out, final payment and number of attendees ten days out from your event

Children's Theatre - Select Saturdays

  • Perfect for Scout groups, family gatherings, Church and Youth groups
  • 12:00pm - arrival, 1:00pm - performance start, over at 2:15pm (roughly)
  • Show Only (no outside food permitted) snack bar and lite fare menu extra
  • 12 people minimum for discount group rate with one free ticket at 25 or more guests
  • Autograph and photo session after the show
  • Actor Talk-Back or Behind-the-Scenes tours for a small fee by special arrangement and availability
  • 50% deposit required four weeks out, final payment and number of attendees one week out from your event

Children's Theatre - Select Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 10:30am - arrival, 11:30am - performance start, over at 12:45pm (roughly)
  • Show Only and bring-your-own lunch (no nut products)
  • 12 people minimum for group rate with one free ticket at 25 or more guests
  • 50% deposit required four weeks out, final payment, and number of attendees one week out from your event
  • Actor Talk-Back or Behind-the-Scenes tours for a small fee by special arrangement and availability
 

Bus Approach and Parking at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Once you arrive at the theater, you will take the second entrance (left turn from Riverside Parkway) and drive up to the front of the theater. Please do not park directly in front of the theater entrance. We need to keep that open due to the crosswalk.

Once your bus is parked, please turn off the engine. This helps prevent the exhaust fumes from going into the lobby when the theater doors are open. After your group has gotten off the bus, you may drive back to main road, turn left, and take the same second entrance you took when you arrived. Then turn into the first parking lot on the left and pull in to the bus parking lot.

Click the graphic to the right to download a copy of our parking map.