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Riverside Center

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Great Theatre

As residence of Fredericksburg, we have been coming to the Riverside for better then 15 years. I... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Always…Patsy Cline: A Fantastic Show

We recently attended the last matinee production of “Always Patsy Cline” at the Riverside Dinner... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
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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...more
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95 Riverside Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22406-1022
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

BUY SHOW ONLY TICKETS!!!! The shows at Riverside Theatre are excellent well produced, choreographed and staged. As far as the show is concerned well worth the money the wait and bar staff were attentive and eager to please, all would be well it it stopped...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018

As residence of Fredericksburg, we have been coming to the Riverside for better then 15 years. I say it's one of the best things that has every happened in our 33 years in the Burg. At least for us oldies, it gives us something to...More

Nancy H, Manager at Riverside Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you for your kind assessment of our venue.

Reviewed August 26, 2018

This was our third time coming to this dinner theater and I will never go again. There are rectangular tables for six people. We are a party of seven and we always pull a chair up at the end of the table. In the past,...More

Thank Peterharris32
Nancy H, Manager at Riverside Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Dear Peter H, We appreciate your feedback and truly regret that you did not enjoy your visit to Riverside. At Riverside each day we “own” our cultural beliefs. Central to this is building a strong safety culture for our patrons and staff. Keeping aisles clear...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018

We recently attended the last matinee production of “Always Patsy Cline” at the Riverside Dinner Theater, and thoroughly enjoyed it. When your purchase your ticket, you have the option of show and dinner or show only. Our dinner selections were Souther Catfish Fillet, Carolina Style...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This was our third trip over a number of years to enjoy a Children's Theatre show with our grandchildren. This was a performance of Pocahontas and as usual it was quite well done. Most of the actors were young in years but were excellent performers....More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Shows are class acts. Food varies in terms of delicious. Beef skewers were wonderful as was the salmon. Salad is so very boring. Desserts are just ok.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I have a attended a number of the Riverside shows over many years. Usually with my female coworkers . I am always delighted by the talent! Last night I talked the hubs into attending with me. He thoroughly enjoyed it ! The music accompanied by...More

Thank KWG70
Reviewed March 6, 2018

We were first-timers, seeing Mamma Mia. Starting with the positive - the venue is lovely, and the cast very accomplished! As many reviews indicated, the food is just mediocre which is a shame, given the top ticket price of $69 per. How I wish a...More

Thank Lilly B
Nancy H, Manager at Riverside Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Hello First-Timers, thanks for coming out and sharing your experience. Diane K, I am glad you enjoyed the show and hope you will return for another production. In regards to gratuity, the ticket fee supports a full hourly wage for your service staff in return...More

Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Have been going here for 15 or so years now. The food is always descent, but this last visit the food was excellent. The performers for Momma Mia were always excellent. Looking forward to our next visit to The Riverside Center.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We were "fortunate" to have planned our romantic getaway to Fredericksburg for the weekend of the huge windstorm (3/2/18). Unfortunately the wind closed down most of the things to do in Fredericksburg and caused the theater to lose power . . . so we lost...More

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Teresa O
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Response from ITRT | Reviewed this property |
We attended a show yesterday After the meal is served, your waiter or waitress will leave a receipt on your table. If you did not order any drinks or special priced appetizers, you receipt will be zero. I guess this is... More
March 9, 2017|
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Response from Nancy H | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your interest. The Red Roof is not far from us, but we do not have a pickup service. There are a couple of local cab companies, or perhaps the hotel could work something out. Unfortunately we are between... More
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Response from Peterharris32 | Reviewed this property |
I always wear coat and tie. Everybody else usually wears business casual or even formal.