Rives Theatre | 215 E. Church Street, Martinsville, VA

Arts at the Rives Theatre (ART) is a community nonprofit in Martinsville, Virginia, dedicated to preserving the historic Rives Theatre by offering high-quality musical, educational and artistic programming. This volunteer-run organization, which operates under the umbrella of Rooster Walk Inc., is devoted to transforming the Rives Theatre from a movie house into a live-music venue and a community space for arts and education.

The Rives Theatre was formed in 1932 as a playhouse, then later enjoyed more than seven decades of success as a first-run movie house. Now, the movie theatre has been transformed into a live music venue. Standing room capacity: 275. Seated capacity: 250. There is a dance floor in front of the stage and roughly 180 permanent seats in the room

Contact Us
Mailing Address: PO Box 3067, Martinsville, VA  24115

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Arts at the Rives Theatre is a board-run organization, always in need of volunteers to assist in theatre operations. By becoming a Friend of the Rives Theatre, you can help in a number of ways, including:

  • Serving as a member of a phone tree to personally promote events
  • Helping with theatre clean up before and/or after events
  • Serving concessions during events
  • Assisting with ticket sales
  • and more!
Volunteers will be recognized during the year at a special event and offered ticket discounts for selected events at which they are not volunteering.


If you are willing to volunteer your time as a Friend of the Rives Theatre, please fill in the form below and submit it to us. We will contact you shortly. Thank you for your support!

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