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The Depot    

Why We Love It

The VCUarts Depot building offers a fantastic venue to host everything from corporate meetings and presentations in the Interdisciplinary Studio (pictured) to elaborate, multi-space special events that utilize the whole building.

Originally built in 1907 as a station for the Richmond/Ashland Electric Line, this building served as a transit hub for passengers moving between the state capital and Ashland, Virginia. It was restored in 2013 and in 2014 won the Vision Award from Urban Land Institute.

Wood tones, skylights, hand crafted furniture, historical and architectural features, and up to date technology makes this beautiful space perfect to impress those new clients or to celebrate a milestone.

In addition to the main space, events can take advantage of the space of 2 galleries downstairs, a 10-person conference room, and a state of the art soundstage with motion capture lab and infinity wall, as well as the VCUarts Depot's 3D printers.

Past events have included banquet-style partis including Bar Mitzvahs, Wedding Anniversaries and Receptions, as well as corporate events such as presentations, meetings, trainings, retreats and career fairs.

Group Logistics

The maximum capacity for both sit-down and cocktail-style events is 150.

There is a parking lot nearby at the West Broad Street Parking Deck. Street parking is available after 6pm on weekdays and unlimited on weekends. Event parking is available by request, and information can be found here.

The following free add-ons can be made available with a reservation: a projector and screen with full rack, sound and mac mini; two large smart boards with mac minis; seven movable tall tables; 30 stools; 150 chairs. Additional tables are available for rental.

A day-of-event coordinator and/or technologist are available.

If desired, the VCUarts Depot will promote the event through the VCUarts Depot network.

Any caterer is allowed, but must be first approved by the VCUarts Depot's event coordinator. Caterers or the hosting party must hold a license to serve alcohol.

VCUarts Depot events can be scheduled daily from 8am to 12am depending on the University calendar. At least 1 week of lead time is required to schedule events.



814 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA

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The Depot is available on Saturdays for a $5,000 flat rate for the space.

Additional charges for add-ons apply for additional furniture rentals, and security if serving alcohol.

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