First and foremost, we want to thank you for all that you have given Chamberlayne Actors Theatre over the years, especially the past three seasons when we have been “Stray CATs.”  As you have followed us through various locations in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover, your support, whether financial, artistic, or logistic, has kept CAT alive.

One of our major goals in the past three years has been to find a more permanent location, one where we can continue to grow our audience, as well as our artistic capacity.  How fitting it is then, at the dawn of our 60th anniversary season, that we get to announce that Richmond’s oldest community-turned-professional theatre, will settle into a location that is rich with theatre history. 

Chamberlayne Actors Theatre 

will perform its 2024-25 season at the 

Hanover Tavern 

13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Route 301, Hanover, VA 23069.

Some may remember this as the location of the historic Barksdale Theatre.  This location is just a bit farther down the road known as… Chamberlayne Avenue.

It seems we have come full circle.

This location provides so many new opportunities, from the combination of the histories of two of Richmond’s oldest theatres, to a larger number of seats available, to enhanced lighting and technical capabilities, and let's not forget, BETTER AND BIGGER BATHROOMS! 

We’re also very excited for the content of this season.  


We start with Painting Churches, an old favorite from our catalog of previous productions directed by Kerrigan Sullivan.  We then have the Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof directed by Zachary Owen.  We close with a return to the tiny burg of Doublewide, Texas, for Honky Tonk Hissy Fit, directed by Mike Fletcher.



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Painting Churches

Oct 04 - Oct 19, 2024

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Feb 07 - Feb 23, 2025

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Honky Tonk Hissy Fit

Jun 06 - Jun 22, 2025