Your BTS-RVA Experience

Why you should go “Behind-the-Scenes”

  • An exclusive, one-of-a-kind experience!
  • Meet the professionals that bring performances to life.
  • Receive insider information on the production along with historical, contextual background on the company and the play or musical being performed.
  • Turn a standard “dinner and a show” evening into a special treat.
  • Great for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.

Your Behind-the-Scenes Experience

It’s our goal to provide an informational, fun, completely captivating experience that will enhance the first-class performance you will be attending. Here’s our standard agenda:

  • You and a small cohort of fellow theater lovers will enjoy a delicious three-course meal at a leading local restaurant. Your guide will join you to provide enlightening information on the production you will see, including insider info on the theater company and the talented professionals who will be starring in the show.
  • Before dessert, a representative from the theater company will join the party to thank you personally for patronage and answer any questions you may have.
  • A short stroll will bring us to the theater where you’ll enjoy exclusive reserved seating for the performance.
  • After the performance, enjoy an exclusive backstage tour where you can meet members of the cast and see how the theater magic is made!

Your Guide

David Timberline has been involved in the performing arts in Richmond for more than 30 years. Starting out as a backstage volunteer for local theater productions, he went on to be a freelance writer reporting on the performing arts for Style Weekly, Family Style, 64 magazine, and as a Virginia correspondent for BackStage. He’s been recognized for excellence in critical writing by the Virginia Press Association five times and won a fellowship at USC’s Annenburg School in 2011.


He’s most proud of being a founding member of the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle awards, an annual celebration of excellence in local theater. As chair of the awards gala 9 out of its 10 years, he’s worked with an amazing team that has raised over $50,000 for the Theatre Artists Fund, a program of Richmond’s Community Foundation that assists theater professionals who are facing economic hardship.