National Theater

Project Summary

RIC Capital Ventures renovated the historic theater called The National, which opened in 1923 as a movie house for silent films, into a 1500-seat world-class music venue that presented more than 100 acts during its first year.  One partner in RIC owns and operates the successful NorVa theater in Norfolk, Virginia, with other partners producing the popular Innsbrook After Hours concert series.  The venue opened in February 2008.

Timmons Group managed the project and performed site engineering for an erosion and sediment control plan and utilities design including new sanitary sewer connections, water connections and gas connections to the City lines.  The design also included the identification of electrical transformer locations and demolition and removal of the sidewalk, old oil tanks and various old utilities.