Cultural Arts

For additional performing arts programs, see the Henrico Theatre page.

Cultural Arts Links:
Henrico Theatre Company: Audition Notice Email List
On The Air Radio Players: Audition Notice Email List
Henrico Concert Band
Henrico Community Band

Henrico Pops Chorus (Facebook page)
On the Air Radio Players
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen


Henrico Theatre Company is back for its 42nd season! Tickets can be purchased on the website. Single ticket are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors/students. For current COVID protocols, visit the Cultural Arts Center website.

Visit our YouTube Channel for content you can enjoy at home!


A Bench in the Sun
A comedy by Ron Clark
September 17-October 3
Harold and Burt, longtime friends, live in a retirement home and spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. A once famous actress has just moved in, giving them something new to argue over. When they learn that the home is about to be sold and they will have to find a new residence, the three join forces to prevent this upsetting development. “Very wise, very moving, but most of all, very funny.” – Mel Brooks
Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins
A play with music by Stephen Temperley
November 5-21
For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has produced explosions of derisive laughter. This wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano, when in fact she was incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals brought her extraordinary fame. By turn hilarious and poignant, Souvenir tells her story through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon. As Florence’s confidence soars, Cosme comes to revise his attitude, not only towards her singing but to the very meaning of music itself. “Go laugh to your heart’s content. There weren’t many voices as bad as Jenkins’. There aren’t many theatrical experiences as good as Souvenir.” – Boston Globe. “A beguiling comic jewel with a heart.” – Variety
The Taffetas: A Musical Journey Through the Fabulous Fifties
Conceived by Rick Lewis
May 6-22
It’s the 1950s and these four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana are making their national television debut on Dumont Television Network’s Spotlight on Music. Enjoy spending time with Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl and Donna as they pay tribute to the sounds of The McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes and remember what Sunday night television was like on your 12 inch black and white screen! “The happiest night in town!” – NY Daily News
Noises Off
A comedy by Michael Frayn
July 22-Aug 7
Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue and, an errant herring, all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. “As side-splitting a farce as I have seen. Ever? Ever.” – New York Magazine

Dance Clubs

*During this time of COVID-19, please check with each group on their current status.

Ballroom Dance Club
USA Dance, Inc. is a volunteer organization committed to promoting ballroom dance as a social event. Dances are held the first Saturday of each month at Rigby’s Jig (5470 West Broad St) and the third Saturday at Deep Run Recreation Center from 7:30-10:30 pm. Information: Phil Sisk, (804) 382-2889.

Colonial Dance Club
Dedicated to perpetuating English country dances that were favorites in both England and Colonial America during the 1700s. Meets every other Wednesday from 7:30-9:30pm at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road. Colonial Dance Club Website. Information: Linda Macdonald, (804) 651-9468.

German Folk Dancing
“Hirshjaeger Dancers,” Henrico’s German Folk Dance Club and Virginia’s only authentic schulpattler dance group. Beginning and intermediate dance levels for ages 16 to adult. Meetings held on Fridays  from 7:30-10 pm at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church. Information: Mark Cheek, 541-5400.

International Folk Dance Club
This dance club celebrates dance from 22 countries. Membership is open to anyone regardless of dancing experience and a partner is not necessary. Meetings held on the first, third, and fifth Friday of each month from 7:30-10:30 pm at Dumbarton Elementary School. Information: Pam Carney, 389-2701.

Square and Round Dance Clubs
Want to learn America’s official dance form with a fun group of folks? The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks sponsors many square and round dance clubs. A free brochure with program dates, times, and locations is available by calling Amy Perdue at 501-5859.

Music Groups

*During this time of COVID-19, please check with each group on their current status.

Concert Band
Concert Band

Henrico Community Band This is an all-volunteer concert band that performs at various public and private events throughout the year. Rehearsals held on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 pm at Lakeside Baptist Church, 7401 Woodman Road. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5138. Band website.

Henrico Concert Band
This all-volunteer band rehearses on Mondays from 7:30-9:30 pm at Lakeside Baptist Church, 7401 Woodman Road. The band provides music for many events and organizations throughout the year. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5138. Band website


Henrico Pops ChorusHenrico Pops
This volunteer group performs a range of song types at public and private events. No experience or audition is required. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays at 7 pm at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 2333 Hilliard Road. Information: Amy Perdue, 501-5138. Facebook page


Bluegrass Coffeehouse
Come out for a jam session with fellow bluegrass/old-time musicians. Acoustic only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dorey Recreation Center: 652-1440. Second Thursday of each month, 7-9pm.


Theatre Groups

Henrico Theatre Company Volunteers
Coordinates activities between the Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and the volunteers who work with Henrico Theatre Company. For more information, call 501-5138 to be placed on the mailing list.

On-the-Air Radio Players
The group produces live broadcasts of 1940s radio shows and is also interested in developing and performing original works. For more information, call 501-5138 to be placed on the mailing list. You can also visit the On-the-Air Radio Players website or Facebook page.

Contact Us

Recreation and Parks

Physical Address
6800 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-7275
Inclement Weather Hotline
(804) 501-5132

(804) 501-5284

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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