Help create a permanent home for live comedy shows and classes in Downtown RVA.
If we are fortunate enough to go very far above 100% (and we're feeling pretty fortunate right now), here are a few things we could use that money for.
- A badass mural along the wall in our ticketing area
- A swankier finished top for our stage
- A better projection system for videos and formats like "In Your Facebook"
- Better mics and monitors for our sound system
Every dollar brings us closer to opening with the best space we possibly can. We can't wait to have you all here in it.
The Richmond Comedy Coalition is in the middle of RVA’s comedy community both literally through our theater in the Arts District, and figuratively through our regular shows and training center. Since the RCC's debut in 2009, we've won Style's Best Local Comedy Group (twice), taught hundreds of students about the joys of improv, been featured at comedy festivals (in Toronto, Charleston, NY, Austin, New Orleans...), brought great guests to the city (like Chris Gethard and Matt Besser), and sponsored awesome events around town (like Battledecks and Air Sex).
Right now, we have three shows a month at two different venues, we teach four levels of classes at a third space, and sometimes host special shows and guest teachers at a fourth.
We're ready to bring it all under one roof.
In this new space, we'll be able to expand our show offerings, including regular weekend shows, and we'll be able to offer more classes, more often. With this new theater & training center, we can really establish a home for live comedy shows and classes right here in the Arts District of Downtown Richmond.
Supporting the local creative and comedy communities and helping foster their growth is a vital part of the Coalition. We are so grateful to everyone who's supported us over the past 4 years. We appreciate every cent you can give us to help take this next big step.
Where is the money going?
Around 7% to Kickstarter and processing fees, another 10% for order fulfillment and shipping, about 50% to build out the theater itself (chairs, stage, lights, tech), 25% to outfit the lobby, box office, concessions and green room, and the last 8% for permits, fees and misc expenses.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We could be delayed chiefly by permit-getting and inspections from the city. That said, we aren't new to leasing a space and are working with knowledgeable designers and contractors.
Should delays arise, we'll first and foremost be upfront with our donors. We will then work as fast as we can to resolve and get by whatever delay we've run into.
Yes. Yes it will.