UPDATE SEPTEMBER 10, 2020:

 

Our fall 2020 exhibitions are now open. Masks are required, we are accommodating social distancing in our gallery spaces, and frequent touch points (door handles, light switches, etc.) are being sanitized multiple times a day. You can view the works Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

As with the galleries, the box office is open for in person and phone sales Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact us during those hours by calling 540-231-5300, or anytime by emailing macboxoffice@vt.edu.

 

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UPDATE AUGUST 3, 2020:

 

We’ve missed you!

While we are not yet hosting performances in the Moss Arts Center, we have been busy preparing to welcome you back in our building as we begin offering tickets for our exciting new virtual series, HomeStage, this fall.

The health and wellness of our community is our top priority, so when we see you again—whenever you are ready to visit us—you can be assured that we are doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe and healthy. We are slowly and carefully scaling up our operations and, as we take these steps, we will continue to keep you apprised of our plans.

For this first re-opening phase, our box office will open for in-person and telephone ticket purchases from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, beginning Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Ticket purchases can be made by phone by calling the box office at 540-231-5300. Tickets will be available online at artscenter.vt.edu beginning Friday, August 7.

We have put together re-opening procedures designed to protect you, your family, and everyone in our community. We take these procedures very seriously and ask that you do the same.

What you can do for our community

 

Please do not enter the Moss Arts Center if you are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath, or have been in close contact with someone who is experiencing these symptoms or has been diagnosed with coronavirus in the past 14 days.

Wear a face covering. Under the governor’s Executive Order 63, all campus community members, including visitors, are required to wear a face covering when in close proximity to others in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Face coverings can be reusable or homemade cloth masks, dust masks, or surgical masks. We trust and expect that our patrons will each make a personal commitment to wear a face covering or mask, and to abide by all public health guidelines, in order to lower the health risks for our community.

Practice physical distancing. In conjunction with wearing a face covering and practicing good personal hygiene, physical distancing is an important component in helping to prevent the spread of coronavirus. When in doubt, strive to stay six feet away from others in both indoor and outdoor settings.

We will have fewer box office attendants available, so please be patient with us as we work through the best ways to serve you.

Find more information about Virginia Tech’s preparations for the fall semester, as well as its partnership with a range of local health, public safety, education, and government agencies for its Community Wellness Commitment, online.

What we are doing for our community

 

Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed throughout the building, including lobbies.

High-touch surfaces (door hardware, handrails, light switches, elevator buttons, and bathroom fixtures) will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day.

Box office attendants will wear masks provided by the Moss Arts Center, and each attendant’s station will be stocked with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

We will continue to provide updates as we resume additional operations.

If you have any questions about our building’s re-opening or anything related to the health and safety of our patrons and staff, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at mossartscenter@vt.edu.

We look forward to welcoming you back! 

 

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UPDATE JUNE 5, 2020:

 

With gatherings for public events limited to 50 people, we are still not presenting live events at this time. While we had originally planned to announce our 2020-2021 season in June, we are currently working through how and when we may safely present in-person performances, while following university and public health guidelines. It’s unlikely that we will announce the entire season at once as we normally would to allow greater flexibility to adapt to changing information and circumstances. See our 2020-2021 Season FAQs page for more information.

We’re currently working closely with artists on scheduling online and in-person opportunities. See a comprehensive list of our upcoming online programming.

 

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UPDATE APRIL 8, 2020:


Continuing to place the health of its patrons, staff, performers, and the community as its top priority, the Moss Arts Center is canceling live events through early August 2020.

For the most up-to-date information on Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology events, please visit the ICAT website.

We understand the disappointment these closures and cancellations cause, and we wish we could continue our work to bring the community together, particularly during times like these when the arts can offer such healing power. Thank you for all of the support you have shown the Moss Arts Center. We appreciate you.

We will be announcing our 2020-2021 season in July, and are looking forward to sharing a whole new season of diverse voices, fresh perspectives, and community celebration with you.


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UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020:


New Event Cancellations

Continuing to place the health of its patrons, staff, performers, and the community as its top priority, the Moss Arts Center is canceling its two remaining season performances in May--Paul Dresher Ensemble and Amy X Neuburg, They Will Have Been So Beautiful on Friday, May 1, and Flor de Toloache on Friday, May 8.

In addition, Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts has canceled all of its events at the Moss Arts Center for the remainder of spring semester.

For the most up-to-date information on Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology events, please visit the ICAT website.

Building Closed
The Moss Arts Center is closed to the public until further notice. However, our staff is still available to address any issues and answer any questions you might have.

The box office staff are available by telephone Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 540-231-5300 and by email.

Refunds
We appreciate your patience as we work to process refunds for canceled events. We will refund tickets at the point of purchase:

  • Patrons who purchased online receive automatic refunds to the card used for purchase.
  • Patrons who purchased over the phone or in person will be contacted to arrange a refund prior to the date of the canceled event.
  • If you are expecting a refund, but have not yet been contacted, we may not have a current phone number on file for you. Please update your phone number here.

 

Consider turning the value of your ticket purchase into a donation. By choosing to donate your tickets, you help sustain our ability to bring our community together through the arts. Please contact the box office by email or by phone at 540-231-5300 to make this request.

We understand the disappointment these closures and cancellations cause, and we wish we could continue our work to bring the community together, particularly during times like these when the arts can offer such healing power. Thank you for all of the support you have shown the Moss Arts Center. We appreciate you.

We will be announcing our 2020-2021 season in June, and are looking forward to sharing a whole new season of diverse voices, fresh perspectives, and community celebration with you.

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UPDATE MARCH 12, 2020:



In the interest of the health and welfare of our patrons, staff, and performers, we are canceling all performances and events at the Moss Arts Center through April 30, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves to determine how to proceed for events currently scheduled for May and June.

This decision is in line with public health guidelines regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), as well as appropriate procedures determined by Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 Committee. We also feel that this is the best course of action for our community.

The Moss Arts Center plays an essential role in bringing community members together, but at this time and under these challenging circumstances, the potential risk is too great.

The box office is currently working to process refunds for canceled performances. Ticket holders for these performances will be notified directly and refunds will be provided. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our box office team at 540-231-5300.

While it’s disappointing to cancel these upcoming events, we look forward to coming together again as a community when the time is right. We will provide updates about the status of events planned after April 30 on our website.

Virginia Tech has established a dedicated website that provides updates and resources. We encourage you to refer to that site for ongoing information.

The Moss Arts Center’s building, box office, and galleries will remain open during regular business hours.

 

Updates from Virginia Tech

If you're interested in the latest information from Virginia Tech about COVID-19, the university is maintaining a dedicated website that provides updates, information, and resources.