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Viewing Event of Downton Abbey’s Season 6

Posted at 12:43 PM, Dec 28, 2015

RICHMOND: Grab your favorite 1920's inspired outfit and plan to attend the final season premiere of Downton Abbey's Season 6. The event takes place at the Altria Theater Saturday, January 2 at 8pm.  Registration is on-line at There are several hundred VIP spots are still available for $75.

Downton Abbey is part of PBS’ Masterpiece, America’s longest-running weekly prime time drama series. The British Drama is network’s most successful program.  The January second event will include an excerpt from Masterpiece’s Mercy Street, which premieres Sunday, January 17 at 10 p.m. after Downton. Mercy Street was filmed in Richmond and is PBS’ first American-made drama in more than a decade.

Fans of Downton Abbey who want to extend the celebration are invited to a special ticketed reception that begins at 5:30 p.m.  Guests at the reception will be treated to early seating. Specialty drinks, Downton Abbey wine and English-inspired hors d’oeuvres, will be served in the Altria Theater’s grand ballroom along with live jazz music and dancing.  For more information visit

For a close up of some of your favorite characters and their costumes from Downton Abbey, visit the Virginia Historical Society "Dressing Downton - Changing Fashion for Changing Times" is on display now through January 10, 2016. For more information call 804-358-4901 or visit