The Richmond CenterStage performing arts complex includes the Altria Theater, and the 1800 seat Carpenter Theater, originally a Lowes movie “palace” The “Lowes” was designed by John Eberson, who was famous for having invented the “atmospheric theatre “ design in which the theater walls resembled an elegant villa or streetscape under a night sky. The Carpenter Theatre design evokes a Spanish setting with a faux sky ceiling containing stars and moving clouds.
The Tsai Performance Center at Boston University
The Tsai Performance Center at Boston University exemplifies a true multi-purpose arts center. This venue caters to over 600 performances during the school calendar year, with a wide variety of programming that includes musical performances, dance, theatrical performances, film, comedy, lecture, cultural events, and television broadcasts. Artists in residence include the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, the Muir Quartet, and the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble.