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Members of a cappella group Soulstice pose in front of a maroon step and repeat banner featuring the Moss Arts Center repeated in white. Three young white women and one young Asian woman wear neutral Soulstice T-shirts with jeans.
Members of a cappella group Soulstice at the Moss Arts Center.

"For Flex AVE to come — and not only for them to come, but to [...] reach out for predominantly Black crews on the campus — meant the world to us."

–Xavier Freeman, Virginia Tech student


Student tickets for Moss Arts Center performances are only $10! This offer is available for any college or university student with a school ID, as well as youth ages 18 and under.


For Broadway productions, a limited number of tickets are available to Virginia Tech students at $10 — so act fast; these go quickly!




Free, last-minute rush tickets are available for Virginia Tech students who sign up for text notifications. To sign up, text "arts" to 833-966-1838.


Free rush seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, and availability varies by performance. To retrieve your rush ticket, bring your valid Virginia Tech ID to the box office at the time indicated in the text.

Student Engagement Is at the Heart of Our Programming

The Moss Arts Center brings artists from around the world to your campus door, with performances, exhibitions, and experiences designed to enhance not only your Virginia Tech experience, but the ways you see the world.  We offer special opportunities to engage with professional artists and explore the creative process, including:

  • workshops and master classes with visiting artists
  • lectures and Q&As
  • gallery tours and artist talks
  • hands-on experiences
  • community celebrations
  • and much more

We also value student voices and feature student talent on our stages and in our galleries.

Creative Connections: Kieran Casey

Kieran Casey dreamed of becoming a composer when he came to Virginia Tech, but he also worried about the possible future career challenges he might face. His student experiences, particularly the connections he made with professional artists, convinced him that his dream was attainable and sustainable. Now a Virginia Tech graduate, he’s a working composer — with a particular passion for film scoring — and is exploring graduate school opportunities.

As a student, Casey took advantage of every opportunity he could find. He filled his calendar with Moss Arts Center events — innovative musical theatre productions and performances by the world’s leading orchestras and genre-defying string quartets — and connected with artists through master classes, workshops, question-and-answer sessions, and class visits hosted by the center. Ultimately, these interactions led to lasting relationships with artists who are now mentors and colleagues.

Casey attended a composition master class led by musician and composer Huang Ruo. Known for his inventive musical voice and diverse compositional works, Ruo was in Blacksburg for a performance of the Moss Arts Center co-commissioned music theatre work Book of Mountains and Seas. Casey shared a score he was working on with Ruo, who advised the aspiring composer about the importance of orchestrating his work and exploring the various voices of music. This input continues to inform Casey’s creative process.

The moments beyond the curtain calls and applause that happen in classrooms and rehearsal spaces are often the most impactful.

“These connections our students have with artists are so varied and sometimes so personal,” said Ruth Waalkes, associate provost for the arts and executive director of the Moss Arts Center. “To have someone talk to you directly about their own experiences and be able to relate to you one on one, someone who understands. That’s invaluable.”

Space to Study and Gather

We provide space that is welcoming and accessible for students. Take a study break in our lobbies and discover that we are so much more than a building with cool windows!

Student Jobs

Did you know that more than 100 student workers, including graduate assistants, help support the Moss Arts Center? Most students work for our patron services (ushers, gallery attendants, and box office attendants) and production teams, while positions are sometimes available in marketing and administration.

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