Built in 1926 by Shriners as their Acca Temple Shrine, Altria Theater is one of Richmond's most well known and unusual buildings in Richmond. Many of America’s greatest entertainers have appeared on stage beneath its towering minarets and desert murals. The Altria Theater, just west of downtown Richmond, hosts a variety events including Broadway, symphony, ballet, children’s theater, lectures, concerts, school commencements, fashion shows and the Richmond Forum. The Altria Theater has the largest proscenium stage on the East Coast. The facility is accessible to persons with disabilities and hearing impaired. Ballroom capacity of 1,100; seated capacity of 800.