Altria Theater, operated by ASM Global, has been ranked within the Top 20 Theaters in the World in Pollstar’s 2023 Q1 Rankings.

In the Q1 Pollstar reporting, Altria Theater finished #18 for Top 50 Theaters in the World and the #16 Theater in the United States for gross ticket sales. The venue jumped 8 spots from its rankings in the 2022 Year-End reporting, where it stood at #26 for Top 100 Theaters in the World and the #24 Theater in the United States.

Representing the state, Altria Theater ranks as the #1 Theater in Virginia, selling 75,624 tickets between November 18, 2022, and February 14, 2023.

US Ranking Venue Name Location Capacity
1 Broward Center Au-Rene Theater FL 2658
2 Dr Phillips Center – Walt Disney Theater FL 2711
3 The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas NV 5000
4 Carol Morsani Hall FL 2610
5 Dolby Live at Park MGM Las Vegas NV 6400
6 Paramount Theatre WA 2838
7 Fox Theatre MI 4800
8 DPAC NC 2712
9 Beacon Theatre NY 2829
10 The Smith Center/Reynolds Hall NV 2052
11 Orpheum Theatre MN 2670
12 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre GA 2750
13 Ryman Auditorium TN 2362
14 The Anthem DC 6000
15 Barbara B. Mann Perf. Arts Hall FL 1871
16 Altria Theater VA 3610
17 The Mirage Theatre NV 1250
18 Dreyfoos Hall FL 2195
19 DeVos Performance Hall MI 2404
20 Rosemont Theatre IL 4400
21 Ruth Eckerd Hall FL 2180
22 Radio City Music Hall NY 6013
23 YouTube Theater CA 6000
24 Kings Theatre NY 3055
25 Orpheum Theater WI 1750

“It is with no surprise that Altria Theater continues to rank a world-wide, top performing theatrical venue,” said Altria Theater General Manager, Glenn Major. “The appetite for live entertainment in the Greater Richmond Region has held steady following the pandemic, and we continue to meet that appetite by presenting top-tier, national touring acts in partnership with our promoters.”

From mid-November through mid-February, the venue hosted 33 performances across the comedy, concert, family entertainment, and Broadway genres. Highlights for the quarter included sold-out performances by Jim Gaffigan, ranking #32 on the Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart for Q1, 2 sold-out performances by Jerry Seinfeld, and the return of Hairspray and The Book of Mormon during the Broadway in Richmond season. Multiple music acts also took the stage, including Harry Connick, Jr., and Mannheim Steamroller. The venue also hosted the return of Katt Williams, Hip Hop Nutcracker, and Dancing with the Stars Live.

“Our calendar is filled to the brim with performances across all genres in 2023,” said Major. “We are thankful to our community for supporting the growth of the venue, and we look forward to welcoming patrons through our doors time and time again.”

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