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Riverside Center for the Perfoming ArtsRiverside Center Dinner Theater and Conference Facility opened on June 18, 1998, with the theaters inaugural performance of Oklahoma! Since then, Riverside Center has been the site for nearly 80 main-stage musical and dramatic productions, more than 120 musical adaptations of popular childrens stories in our Childrens Theater, and innumerable wedding receptions, celebratory social gatherings, business meetings, military balls, high school proms, and special hosted events in our Conference Facility. As such, Riverside Center is positioned within the Fredericksburg and central Virginia region as a centerpiece to an already thriving cultural community.

Built in response to the late Rollin E. Wehmans vision for bringing professional performing arts, and especially live musical theater, to the Fredericksburg area, Riverside Center is 36,000 square feet of dinner theater and conference facility all rolled into one beautiful building. Specially designed according to a multi-function concept, the two spaces are both gracious and accommodating for both large and small gatherings of people and for many different purposes. Over 550,000 patrons have experienced the enchantment of Riverside Center since 1998just as you are right now.

Our theater is a traditional proscenium stage boasting Virginias only dinner theater fly loft for exquisite sets and seamless transitions between scenes. Our ever-widening reputation and recognition for production excellence has attracted performers from the Broadway stage and national-tour casts, and noted musical theater critics have cited Riverside Center as "consistently demonstrating high-quality, professional-caliber productions" and "one of the best places to see musicals in the D.C. area". Every week we offer both evening and matinee main-stage performances, as well as Childrens Theater matinees on Saturdays and selected weekdays. Dinner Theater patrons enjoy a three-course, chef-prepared meal served by our experienced staff of waiters, a service not generally found in dinner theaters elsewhere. For our Childrens Theater, a child-friendly bag lunch precedes the performance, allowing our younger patrons a chance to experience a nutritious meal and live theater for less than the cost of a movie with candy or popcorn. Combine our fine theater with our commitment to bring the classics of the musical stage to central Virginia, and Riverside Center will raise your standard for dinner theater entertainment as it has done for so many others.

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The Riverside Conference Facility has become a staple in Fredericksburg regional events market. Noted for their attention to detail and individualized service, our event coordinators work one-on-one with every client to accommodate their special interests and requests, personally seeing each project through to the final day. Riversides client list includes Fortune 500 companies, state and local politicians, military and college organizations, and recognized broadcast personalities, bringing wide recognition as the place for successful gatherings and events.

Maintaining our commitment to the vibrancy of our community, Riverside Center contributes extensively to educational and charitable organizations, as well as scholarships to deserving students furthering their careers in the performing arts. Our sister organization, the Riverside Foundation for the Performing Arts, has participated in a variety of fundraising and educational activities for area service ministries since its establishment in 2007. Under major grants from PNC Bank and The Community Foundation, as well as generous contributions from the general public, the Foundation continues its seven-year history of offering annual summer performing arts camps free of charge to economically disadvantaged children and youth.

We are immensely grateful to Pohanka Hyundai as the official sponsor of our theater productions for the fifth consecutive year. The Pohanka family of dealerships in Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia has long been associated with tangible investment in community enhancement. Thanks, Tim Pohanka, for your ongoing partnership in nurturing and sustaining our venture!

The Stafford County Office of Economic Development has also significantly assisted in underwriting a portion of our tourism marketing over the past decade. Many thanks to its talented and supportive staff!

We trust that, as a patron of the performing arts, you too will help to increase the public awareness of Riverside Center by your personal word-of-mouth endorsements, and, if possible, by your financial investment. Perhaps your business would consider sponsorship of one of our Childrens Theater presentations. Also, tax-deductible contributions to the Riverside Foundation are always welcome. Please feel free to contact any of our management staff for suggestions on how you can participate in Riverside Centers outreach.

As of January 2016 Riverside Center for the Performing Arts became our new identity, reflecting a focus on more than the usual dinner theater norm. The addition of live music for our mainstage performances and the increasing caliber of productions, the existence of our Children's Theater and Summer Camp programs, the inclusion of special art and music events, and our theater and event space as a resource for the area's cultural aims all reflect a shifted identity from the 'old' Riverside Dinner Theater and Conference Facility to a desired position as a mid-Atlantic destination for quality performing arts.

We hope to greet you on numerous occasions in the coming months.

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