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Address: 95 Riverside Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22406-1022
Phone Number: +1 540-370-4300
10:00 - 06:00
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Sun 11:00 - 03:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 06:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 08:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Riverside Center presents Broadway Musicals in Virginia to critical...

Riverside Center presents Broadway Musicals in Virginia to critical acclaim. A waiter-served three-course meal precedes the performance, or buy a ticket for just the show. Shows are Wednesday through Sunday. Our Children's Theater presents modern and traditional one-act shows on Saturdays and some weekdays. Our Conference Facility is poised to facilitate your wedding, corporate meeting, seminar, party or formal ball with ease.

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Show was excellent, food a bit lacking

We attended the theater to see A Christmas Story. The show was excellent. This is a dinner theater and they serve you food before the show, so it is set up like a dining room... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the theater to see A Christmas Story. The show was excellent. This is a dinner theater and they serve you food before the show, so it is set up like a dining room. Tables are nicely spaced so you can arrange your chairs to see the show. The stage and show were great, the food was very bland.... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Only 3 actors performed this play. Oh, but they did an excellent job! No intermission at all. Quaint and intriguing. Fascinating. The costumes looked true period styles. The dinner theatre now has an all inclusive pricing---gratuity is already included to the basic dinner and show ticket. Nice. Awesome customer service. The meal was good (but the lemon tart dessert option... More 

Thank Mitzi L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had not been since last season and we found lots of changes. First - they have continued the major renovations in the lobby, entrance and ticket office, restrooms, etc. They had started this, but are now close to finished. Much, much better. The next big change was related to the food. You used to have a choice of several... More 

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Nancy H, Manager at Riverside Center, responded to this review

Thank you for this comprehensive review! We appreciate your taking the time to share your Riverside Center experience with travelers. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The play was only so so. My granddaughter laughed a few times but both the acting and singing were mediocre. The food was awful. COLD french fries and blah chicken nuggets not nearly as good as MacDonalds or Chik fil a. Not worth $18.00.

Thank Tracy M
Nancy H, Manager at Riverside Center, responded to this review

Hi Tracy M, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Riverside Center's Children's Theater. I am glad your granddaughter found the show entertaining. The sound of children laughing at the on-stage antics is music to our ears, and the local child and adult actors in our Children's Theater shows are delighted with positive audience feedback as well.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Riverside Dinner Theater is an awesome experience for both couples and families. The food for the Dinner shows is adequate but nothing special. Besides you go for the plays and not the food. Gratuity is all inclusive with cost now. I have not been disappointed with a show since I have been going. I am sure you will be entertained.

Thank Stanley K
Nancy H, Manager at Riverside Center, responded to this review

Thank you! Such nice things to say. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I was with 12 of the women I graduated from college with, and we went to this venue. The meal was tasty and the actors/actresses also served our meal. They were so versatile and the music was exceptional. The whole crew was very professional and experienced. We had a great evening!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The setting is typical dinner theater. The food is ok, but nothing special. But, that said they on very good job in the production. Being used to a live orchestra, it took a while to adjust to the recorded music. But, their price is low enough that this works. Live music would skyrocket the cost. The shows presented are well... More 

Thank Marci B
Nancy H, Manager at Riverside Center, responded to this review

Hi Marci B, Thank you for your review. I agree live music is the best, and we have been delighted to have live music for all of our show since October 2015, and even during last Spring's "My Way." From the small but mighty orchestra pits for "Sister Act," "Mame," and the current "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" to... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Good menu selection for a dinner theater. I had Shephard's pie and there was a lot of that! Two small cheese biscuits came with it and just set the dinner off. One of our party had the fish with a lemon butter sauce and he said it was delicious but what set off the dinner was the dessert ~ Key... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I saw the Buddy Holly show and it was fantastic. Neither of us were big Buddy Holly fans but since it was a double date we figured we'd try it. The show was great and we were very happy we went. The dinner was good, nothing fabulous and the portions were small. Our server was great and... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Dinner was very good. I was surprised how good it was. I had some fish with a lemon butter sauce. It was delicious. People with us had the chicken and that looked fabulous as well. The show was much better than I expected, and I enjoyed it completely. Great night out.

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