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Located at the crossroads of Virginia Tech and downtown Blacksburg, Virginia, on the corner of Main Street and Alumni Mall, the Moss Arts Center is a thriving community where the arts are a catalyst for engagement, inspiration, and discovery.

The center operates as both a presenting organization and as a 147,000-square-foot, top-caliber arts center. Since opening in 2013, the center has brought innovative, significant, and diverse programming to the campus and the region.

The Moss Arts Center is named in tribute to artist and philanthropist Patricia Buckley Moss, who committed $10 million toward construction of the facility on the campus of Virginia Tech.  

 Body Full of Time performance in the Cube. A performer wears electrodes for motion-capture avatars. There is a large screen with animated avatars.

Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

The Moss Arts Center and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) form a partnership unique in higher education. Together, the performing­ and visual arts center and research institute blur the lines between formal and informal learning and have helped create a higher-education prototype looked to by institutions around the world.


Box Office:
Wednesday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM
Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM


Wednesday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM
Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM

The Moss Arts Center typically will be closed:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day weekend (Saturday-Monday)
  • Juneteenth (observed holiday)
  • July 4th (observed holiday)
  • Labor Day weekend (Saturday-Monday)
  • Thanksgiving holiday (Wednesday at noon through Sunday)
  • Winter break holiday (as determined by the university)

Note: subject to special events or activities that may be scheduled during these times.

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     Americana musician Amythyst Kiah, a black woman with medium length natural hair, black jeans, and a black button down shirt, performs on stage at the Moss Arts Center. Kiah plays one acoustic guitar while another is just behind her in a stand. She stands on a red patterned oriental rug. The photo was taken from behind her, looking out into the theatre, and two blue lights are pointing towards the stage.

    Discover a diverse mix of dance, theatre, and classical and contemporary music performances.

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     Miscellaneous handmade baskets hang on a pale beige wall. The piece is "ephemera," 2015-2021, by Ann Coddington.

    Experience visual art from international, national, regional, and student artists in our galleries.

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     Image in Moss Arts Center's Cube. Five actors on stage controlling a video game that is projected on a screen. Actors standing at music stands next to the screen.

    Participate in learning and engagement opportunities with visiting artists, which are tailored for different ages and abilities.

Land Acknowledgement

The Moss Center acknowledges the Tutelo and Monacan people, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognizes their continuing connection to the land, water, and air that Virginia Tech consumes. We pay respect to the Tutelo and Monacan Nations, and to their elders past, present, and emerging.

We also acknowledge the university’s historical ties to the indentured and enslaved whose labors built this institution. We pay respect to these people for their contributions to Virginia Tech.

As you engage with one another and the arts we present, we invite you to reflect on the history of this space and its possibilities for reconciliation, truth, and humanity. In the spirit of Ut Prosim, let this acknowledgment be but a single step in the Moss Arts Center’s commitment to these values.