Cheers to 10 years!

Our cultural arts programs offer entertainment options for all residents, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Performing Arts program combines excellence and compassion and offers stimulating experiences, while providing a venue for performers to connect with an appreciative audience who may no longer be able to attend elsewhere.

“Performing Arts exposure is a key component of our vital living approach and strategy for all of our residents,” said Gayle Haglund, Director Resource Development. “More than 100 performances, lectures and events are available annually to all residents, ranging from local arts groups including the Richmond Ballet, Richmond Symphony, Virginia Opera, and Virginia Repertory Theatre to national tours such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Delfeayo Marsalis. As a leader in senior living, we know the importance of giving seniors a well-rounded life complete with shows they have long cherished but find difficult to attend in the community.”

The Cultural and Creative Arts Center at Westminster Canterbury Richmond opened 10 years ago this fall featuring a theater, an art gallery that showcases professional Virginia artists and an arts studio for residents of all levels of artistic ability. Our performances have grown substantially since then.

The Sara Belle November Theater is the key to our successful and enriching cultural arts programming. The 335-seat theater was designed specifically with seniors in mind. There’s plenty of room for walkers and wheelchairs. Performances are scheduled to last approximately one hour to ensure a good experience for those who might find it difficult to sit longer. Last year, we offered 56 live performances plus 44 other events, lectures and films. Audience numbers for 2015 totaled over 23,000!

You can be part of the 10th Anniversary and ensure high-quality performances for all the seasons to come with your charitable gift to the Westminster Canterbury Foundation. All performances are paid for by generous donations, and all residents are invited to attend for free, regardless of their financial situation. If you would like to learn more about the Westminster Canterbury Richmond Cultural and Educational Series and how you can help support this initiative, please contact Anita Adkins at 804.264.6202 or


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