Whether this is your first or your tenth time visiting the Moss Arts Center, you may need directions, parking information, or suggestions for lodging and dining. Check out what Blacksburg has to offer before and after a performance to make your experience even more unforgettable.
The Moss Arts Center is located at:
190 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
From I-81 (northbound and southbound):
Take exit 118B onto 460 West towards Virginia Tech. Continue for 8.5 miles to the Prices Fork Road exit for “Downtown.” The exit ramp will veer right. Continue on Prices Fork Road for 1.2 miles, and take a right onto Turner Street. This street leads you to the parking deck and the center. Parking will be on your left at North End Parking Garage. The Moss Arts Center will be ahead on the right.
From I-77 (northbound):
Take exit 32 onto I-81 North. Continue for about 29 miles, then follow the directions above for I-81 northbound.
From Interstate 77/West Virginia Turnpike (southbound)/460 West (eastbound):
In West Virginia, take Exit 9, “U.S. 460-Princeton/Pearisburg, VA.” Turn left at the stoplight at the end of the ramp onto U.S. 460 East. Continue on U.S. 460 East for about 44.9 miles (11.6 in West Virginia, 33.3 in Virginia). Travel east for approximately 47 miles, then take the Prices Fork Road exit. At the top of the exit ramp, take a left. Continue on Prices Fork Road for 1.2 miles, and take a right onto Turner Street. This street leads you to the parking deck and the center. Parking will be on your left at North End Parking Garage. The Moss Arts Center will be ahead on the right.
Download the Virginia Tech campus map (Moss Arts Center is Building 188)
What should I wear?
The most important thing is that you're comfortable. There is no dress code, so do what feels right for you. Do you want to get dressed to the nines for a special night out? You won't be the only one. Do you feel like keeping things casual? You won't be alone there, either.
What if I arrive late?
Our lobbies and galleries open an hour and a half before performances, and the theatre opens 30 minutes before performances. Come early, have a drink or a light snack, and catch up with friends.
If you’re late, you may hear the beginning of the performance from the lobby. Most performances require that our ushers hold late arrivals until a suitable pause in the program. Admitting late arrivals into the theatre is timed to cause as little disruption as possible to other guests and the performers on stage.
Parking ($5, cash only) is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street during events. Limited street parking is also available. Street parking is free after 5:00 p.m. on weeknights and all day on weekends. There is limited accessible parking located just outside the building on both Turner Street (eight spaces) and Alumni Mall (six spaces). Patrons are always welcome to drop-off and pick-up guests directly at the front doors of the Moss Arts Center.
Please be aware there is no parking in the striped areas near the building. Virginia Tech will issue tickets to vehicles parked in the striped areas. Additionally, local businesses located near the Moss Arts Center will tow vehicles parked in their lots that do not belong to their customers.
Blacksburg Transit offers accessible service to and from the Moss Arts Center for Blacksburg residents. Additionally, a free shuttle service is available from the Inn at Virginia Tech to people staying at the inn or dining at Preston's Restaurant at the Inn at Virginia Tech.
Restaurants near the Moss Arts Center:
Lodging options near the Moss Arts Center:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg - University Area
1020 Plantation Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060