• Cirque Éloize: "Saloon"

        date=Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=Swing open the saloon doors, belly up to the bar, and lasso up some fun for the entire family.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=68906102-3110-4713-822E-0D634227668F

      • Sounds of China

        featuring=Ma Jiuyue, composer and director`date=Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=Composer Ma Jiuyue incorporates a wide variety of ideas, mixing in bits of new age, pop, progressive rock, jazz, and cinematic grandeur for this highly polished ensemble from Beijing.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=61954F16-1C62-4DB8-B062-8F891EFC045A

      • John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

        date=Sunday, February 10, 2019, 7 PM`desc=Drummer and composer John Hollenbeck is one of the rare artists who has mastered the tradition of big band composition while crossing aesthetic boundaries and speaking directly to the time we live in today.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=035E7118-B409-4D45-90C3-0D9F94905C5A

      • Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

        featuring=Michael Hasel, flute; Andreas Wittmann, oboe; Walter Seyfarth, clarinet; Fergus McWilliam, horn; and Marion Reinhard, bassoon`date=Friday, February 15, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=On their final North American tour, the ensemble astonishes audiences worldwide with their range of expression, tonal spectrum, and conceptual unity.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=BEC33D1F-F3F9-4D14-8FC8-2152C8D94BBD

      • Czech National Symphony Orchestra: "100 Years of Leonard Bernstein"

        featuring=John Mauceri, conductor, and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano`date=Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=We celebrate the legacy of world-renowned American composer, conductor, and pianist Leonard Bernstein with this program commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=ECED1EDE-12AE-410B-89B8-C2A7C63F9472

      • The TEAM and National Theatre of Scotland: "Anything That Gives Off Light"

        date=Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=When the ashes of a legendary social activist and feisty grandmother demand to be laid to rest, the trio of an American woman and two Scotsmen heads off on a transformative journey between the past and present,Scottish Highlands and Appalachian Mountains, in search of a fitting ending.`tickets=https://artscenter.vt.edu/performances/the-team.html

      • Rodgers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella"

        date=Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “The Sound of Music” and “South Pacific” that delights audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.

      • Danú: "St. Patrick's Celebration"

        date=Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=Celebrate St Patrick’s weekend with one of the world’s current leading traditional Irish ensembles.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=3EEDABE5-E41D-4F14-BA1F-C51835BCF29D

      • Zadie Smith, author

        date=Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=”New York Times” bestselling novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother and graduated from Cambridge in 1997.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/seatSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=D3263EEA-C28C-41D9-AF91-21A43BB5B4FD

      • PostClassical Ensemble: "Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual"

        featuring=Kevin Deas, bass-baritone`date=Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=PostClassical Ensemble lifts up works deserving greater advocacy, believing that music of consequence should be contextualized in new spaces for audiences, old and new, in search of deeper paths of engagement both intellectual and spiritual.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=40E3D8D7-AA4F-448A-A7F6-E28B26B2AB5E

      • David Roussève/REALITY: "Halfway to Dawn"

        date=Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=David Roussève’s latest work is a blend of dance, music, video, text, theatre, and visual design that seeks to redefine biography and find the truth of the life of composer Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s main arranger and writing collaborator.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=FB220A28-606B-4F6A-8E7C-388EEB9EC191

      • An Evening with Terry Tempest Williams, author, environmentalist, and activist

        date=Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/seatSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=C2DD5A25-39AB-4AA8-8350-C23E4B868BAD

      • Australian Chamber Orchestra

        featuring=Richard Tognetti, artistic director, and Inon Barnatan, piano`date=Sunday, April 7, 2019, 4 PM`desc=Internationally renowned for inspired programming and the rapturous response of audiences and critics, the orchestra returns to the Moss Arts Center for their second visit.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=9E253CAD-A549-447E-BB64-DAE75FA55A59

      • Turtle Island Quartet: "Carry Me Home"

        featuring=Cyrus Chestnut, piano`date=Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=Renowned jazz master Cyrus Chestnut and the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet continue their remarkable journey together as they traverse the myriad colors of jazz and beyond.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=E5D3A5EC-DFE2-48AE-9AAC-AEC114BF7C31

      • Fred Hersch, piano; Kurt Elling, vocals; and Kate McGarry, vocals: "Leaves of Grass"

        featuring=Music by Fred Hersch and words by Walt Whitman`date=Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=Jazz composer and pianist Fred Hersch’s “Leaves of Grass” celebrates the life and poetry of the American bard Walt Whitman, whose work redefined American poetry and had a significant, life-affirming impact on Hersch.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=2C941BB5-2A7C-4087-99C1-DCBBBA2218BF

      • Pilobolus: "Shadowland 2: The New Adventure"

        date=Saturday, May 11, 2019, 7:30 PM`desc=Developed in collaboration with “SpongeBob SquarePants” lead writer Steven Banks, the performance tells a love story about two people and their quixotic quest to save an imaginary bird.`tickets=https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=B1B84E31-3E7A-4D50-9273-5F0556376FED

Season guide

View our 2018-2019 season guide.




Box office


The box office is located in the Moss Arts Center, and the hours are 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The box office will also open an hour and a half before performances. The building is closed on select holidays. Please check the Moss Arts Center calendar for specific dates.


Become a subscriber

Become a season subscriber to receive a discount on our regular ticket prices:

Premier Subscription

A Premier Subscription entitles you to all  Moss Arts Center performances at a 30 percent discount.

Gold Build Your Own Subscription

A Gold Build Your Own Subscription entitles you to 15 or more performances at a 25 percent discount.

Silver Build Your Own Subscription

A Silver Build Your Own Subscription entitles you to five to 14 performances at a 20 percent discount.


Youth and student subscriptions

Whether they attend one or all performances, youth 18 years and under and students currently enrolled in any university (with valid ID) only pay $10 per performance. To subscribe, please call the box office at 540-231-5300.

Free student tickets to Moss Arts Center performances

Free last minute rush seats are available to Virginia Tech students, but only if you sign up for our text notifications. Text “arts” to 31996 to enroll. Availability of rush seats vary by performance. Free rush seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last in the Moss Arts Center box office at 190 Alumni Mall. A valid Virginia Tech ID will be required for admission.

Past seasons

Are you interested in seeing what performances we've presented at the Moss Arts Center? Take a look at our past seasons.


General information

Ticket exchanges/refunds/donations

Ticket refunds are only granted when events are postponed or cancelled. If a performance is cancelled, you will receive a full refund or a credit to another Moss Arts Center event. Service, delivery, and other charges are non-refundable. Please contact the Moss Arts Center box office at 540-231-5300 for information about ticket exchanges and donations.

Lost tickets

Please contact the Moss Arts Center box office at 540-231-5300 regarding lost tickets.

Group ticket sales

Groups of 10 or more receive a 10 percent discount. Please contact the Moss Arts Center box office at 540-231-5300.

Late seating

Moss Arts Center performances begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the performance. Late seating takes place at the first appropriate moment in the program, at the house management’s discretion. Latecomers may be seated in the back.

ADA special assistance

The Moss Arts Center is committed to being accessible to all of our patrons. Patrons with disabilities and their companions are accommodated through wheelchair seating, parking, and other special requests throughout the center in all levels and pricing categories. Assisted listening devices are available. Service animals of all kinds are permitted. Sign interpretations and large-print programs are available with advance notification. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kacy McAllister at least 10 business days prior to an event.

Closures for holidays

The center may close for major holidays and breaks according to the university schedule. Please check our calendar for complete listings.

Inclement weather

Moss Arts Center performances and special events will only be cancelled for inclement weather in extreme cases. Please check our website and call the Moss Arts Center box office at 540-231-5300 for timely information about closures due to inclement weather. If a performance must be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will send an email to all tickerholders and call patrons for whom we have no email address.

Programs are subject to change.


Beverages and snacks are available for purchase before performances and during intermissions at most performances. Food and drink are not permitted inside the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Cube, or galleries. Selections and prices may vary.