Be a part of the Name A Seat Campaign at the Byrd! After nearly 90 years, seats at the Byrd Theatre are finally being replaced. The much-anticipated seats will be installed in the center section in September, and we’re offering you the opportunity to sponsor a new seat! For $250, you can purchase a plaque to be attached to the back of a new theatre seat. Participating in the Name A Seat Campaign is a great way to honor a friend or family member, memorialize a loved one, or recognize your organization or business.
Click here to order.
For $250, you can show your support for the magic of movie-going and the art of cinema, while helping preserve a Richmond historical landmark. Donations are tax deductible and proceeds support the revitalization of the Byrd Theatre.
Sponsor your seats here. After you’ve made your purchase, you will be provided a link in your confirmation email to select the location of your sponsored seats. If you’d rather pay with a check, download the print form.
The Byrd Theatre Foundation is currently holding a major fundraising drive in effort to restore the 1928 Byrd Theatre to its former grandeur. The National Historic Landmark has remained largely unaltered since it opened and major renovations are needed to preserve one of the Nation’s finest cinema treasures in order to continue operations for future generations of Richmonders to enjoy.
The Byrd Theatre Foundation estimates approximately $5 million to restore the theatre and complete any necessary enhancements. Many of the restoration needs are invisible while others are painfully obvious (seats, right?). Below is a list of some of the needs and renovations planned for the theatre as funds become available.
- Restore historical marquee and blade sign
- Renovate restrooms
- Exterior restorations
- Update electrical wiring
- Repair ornamental finishes- textile cleaning, paint and plaster conservation
- Update handicapped accessibility
- Carpet replacement
- Box office and concession renovations
- Replacement of the seats
To make a contribution:
FEED the Byrd! Donor contributions are needed to restore Richmond’s most famous icon.
or visit The Byrd Theatre Foundation
You may also download a donation form, fill out, and mail it and a check to:Byrd Theatre Foundation,
PO Box 14860,
Richmond VA 23221-4860
The perfect memento or gift! Celebrating The Byrd Theatre: Incredible History, Exciting Future, a remarkable pictorial account of the Byrd’s 85 year saga. Proceeds support the Byrd Theatre Foundation. These wonderful volumes are on sale at the fine Richmond businesses below: