Riverside Dinner Theater
The Riverside Center opened on June 18th, 1998 with the dinner theater’s inaugural performance of Oklahoma!. Since then, Riverside Center has been the site of over 60 mainstage Broadway musical productions, more than 100 musical adaptations of popular children’s stories in our Children’s Theater, and innumerable wedding receptions, social events, business seminars, military balls, and special hosted events in our Conference Facility. The Riverside Center has positioned itself within the Fredericksburg area as a centerpiece to an already thriving cultural arts and special events community.
Built in response to our General Manager Rollin E. Wehman’s vision for bringing professional performing arts to the Fredericksburg area, Riverside is 36,000 square feet of dinner theater and conference facility all rolled into one beautiful building. Specially designed with its multiple functions as the driving force the two spaces are both gracious and accommodating with the best that technology has to offer. Whether it be an intimate wedding and reception, a professional business function or a motorcoach trip for dinner and show, the Riverside Center was custom built to accommodate your needs. Over 500,000 patrons have experienced the enchantment of Riverside Center since 1998 and we invite you to do the same.
Our Theater is a traditional proscenium stage boasting Virginia’s only dinner theater fly loft for exquisite sets and seamless transitions. Every week we offer evening dinner theater performances Thursday through Saturday and matinee performances on Wednesday and Sunday. Children’s theater matinee performances are offered every Saturday and on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays. For our adult performances we serve a three-course gourmet meal brought to your table for an additional level of service not commonly found in dinner theaters. For our children’s theater a child friendly bag lunch keeps the costs down and offers our younger patrons a chance to experience live theater for less than the cost of a movie and popcorn. Combine our fine facility with our commitment to the classics of the Musical Theater stage, our award winning chef, and a production staff with well over 100 years combined experience and the Riverside Center will raise your standard for dinner theater entertainment as it has done for countless others.
Riverside Center wishes to acklowledge and thank Tim Pohanka at Pohanka Nissan-Hyundai for his generous sponsorship of our current season. When you need a new or used automobile, or service, please patronize Pohanka.