Performing Arts/Theater Sector

Altria Theater

Richmond, VA

Old Dominion Firestopping provided firestopping at all through-penetrations for the massive renovations of the 176,000-square-foot historic theater. The project includes new bathrooms, concessions, elevators, coat rooms, lounges, catering kitchen, mechanical systems, carpets, drapes, lighting and a box office. The original 1920’s ornate decorative elements, the lobby’s original floor and patterned wall tiles and a skylight were restored. The seats were also restored in their original wood form and updated with upholstered backs and fabric dyed to match the new stage curtain.

The facility also features renovated dressing rooms, a tour management office, a new crew room with a kitchenette, a new stage floor and curtain, a wardrobe area with a laundry room and more than 50 set lines allowing complex set pieces to be quickly moved. The basement-level ballroom received major upgrades including a new bar area, a temporary stage and a catering kitchen. Additionally, six lounges in the basement have upgraded concessions and furnishings.

Completed in 2014, the project finished on time with zero injuries. Old Dominion Firestopping contracted with Atlantic Constructors and M&E Contractors to perform the work. Gilbane Construction was the general contractor.

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Founded in 2001, working since 1987, Old Dominion Firestopping has grown to become one of the Richmond’s area’s leading commercial firestopping contractors and has successfully completed projects across the East Coast. Our work has earned us an industry-wide reputation for consistently delivering exceptional firestopping services on projects ranging from tenant fitouts to Govermental Projects including the State of Virginia Capital Building.

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