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The National

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Great downtown venue!

I was there with some friends to see Testament, Sepultura, Prong April 20'th. Very nice venue kind... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Historic venue and good for attractions

There have been an impressive number of performances at the National and it's located in the heart... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Richmond, Virginia
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708 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1836
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Have seen a number of shows at the National over the years, what you see is what you get. It's an old venue in a city setting that shows it's age but it does have that built in 'character'. If you are interested in the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank ZosoA
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I was there with some friends to see Testament, Sepultura, Prong April 20'th. Very nice venue kind of like The Norva in Norfolk but even better since the stage is slanted as you go back from the stage which is great for us short people...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

There have been an impressive number of performances at the National and it's located in the heart of downtown Richmond. I have appreciated having something within walking distance from work that I could just walk to for a show or perhaps catch dinner at the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 312haroldc
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Music sounds great from the floor or from the balcony! I have seen three concerts here and have enjoyed all of them.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great location, perfect! Enjoyed a concert with friends. Lovely old movie house renovated for live concerts. Well stocked bar, offering adult beverages.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank kmgibson2013
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I've seen countless shows at The National. Indie, hip-hop, rock...there are always good shows to look forward to.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Marianna C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been too quite a few venues at the national. For some of the big crowds that were there, it was a very enjoyable experience each time. Have been to things from Snoop Dog, Nikki Syxx to RuPaul's Drag Race. Had a ball and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jccarter13
Reviewed 4 February 2017

It certainly may have just been specific to this one particular event (and people coming), but the bathrooms were very quickly dirty and nasty and on the occasions of the few fights, it took a fair bit for staff to get there to break it...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ccjjharmon
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Super place for top broadway shows, etc. A must when in Richmond and while you are there, have dinner at any one of the terrific restaurants nearby. You won't be disappointed!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The venue was very interesting. Appeared to be an old theater. The sound was great. It was nice to have the option to sit in the balcony. I did not like the early entry set up if we ate at Vagabond. It seems as those...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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7 November 2017|
Response from Dirk K | Reviewed this property |
Not entirely sure what is “usual”, but the music concert we attended ended around 11:15PM. Doors opened at 7:00PM, Concert began around 8:10, and there was one intermission. I expect it depends on the act or group... More