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 The front of the Moss Arts Center on a beautiful sunny day, with seven guests hanging out on the front patio.


Whether this is your first or your 10th time visiting us, you may need directions, parking information, or suggestions for lodging and dining. Let us help prepare you for your visit so you can make the most of your experience.


Contact our box office at 540-231-5300 or to inquire about gallery or building tours.


The Moss Arts Center is located at 190 Alumni Mall, in the heart of downtown Blacksburg at the corner of Alumni Mall and Main Street. Find more information about parking and transportation options for your visit.

Dining and Lodging

The Moss Arts Center is a short walk from Blacksburg’s downtown area. Enjoy good food and company and rest easy after a beautiful night out at the center.

Safety and Security

The Moss Arts Center is introducing a new security measure for the comfort and safety of its guests and performers. Patrons attending events in the Moss Arts Center’s Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre may be required to walk through a metal detector (magnetometer). Widely used in venues across the country, these detectors use safe, ultra-low frequency electromagnetic fields and advanced sensors to detect concealed weapons and contraband. This technology allows for a touchless, seamless experience without the need for lines or delays. 

You will not need to empty your pockets to go through the detectors, and you can keep your personal items, including bags, with you as you walk through. Magnetometers do not use X-ray technology and have been extensively tested to ensure their safety. Please notify security personnel if you'd prefer special screening.

Please note that oversized bags, luggage, and backpacks will not be permitted inside the theatre. Coat check will be available to check these items.

We want to provide an excellent experience for all of our guests. If you need assistance or have any questions, please speak with a member of our team.

Health and Wellness

The Moss Arts Center is currently selling tickets up to our full capacity for all performances. This means that there will not be physical distancing within the venue, and you may have patrons sitting directly next to, in front of, and behind you.

We ask patrons to do their part in keeping our community healthy. If you feel unwell, please stay home.

What to Know Before You Go

You will receive a “What to Know” email approximately 48 hours before the performance with helpful information on approximate running times, pre- and post-show activities, and any other information you will need to know before you head out the door. 


The Moss Arts Center strives to make our events and facilities accessible to all patrons. Find out more.


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. 

A small or clutch-size purse or clear bag is recommended. Oversized bags, luggage, and backpacks will not be permitted inside the theatre. Coat check will be available to check these items.

Allowing yourself extra time improves the experience for everyone! We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the performance so you have plenty of time for the safety screening and to get settled in your seats. Our lobbies and galleries open 90 minutes before performances, and the theatre doors open 30 minutes before the performance start time. Ushers will direct you to your seat and are happy to answer any questions you may have about locations of restrooms, etc.

If you’re late, you may hear the beginning of the performance from the lobby while you wait to take your seat — either until intermission or an appropriate break in the program as requested and advised by the artists. Admitting late arrivals into the theatre is timed to cause as little disruption as possible to other guests and the performers on stage. In some cases, you may be seated in an alternate location in the theatre.

Yes, it is safe for you to walk through the metal detectors with pacemakers or metal medical implants. Magnetometers do not use X-ray technology and do not interfere with medical devices, but please notify security personnel if you'd prefer special screening. 

No, you do not need to empty your pockets to go through the metal detectors. You can also keep your personal items, including bags, with you as you walk through.

The metal detectors, also called magnetometers, do not use X-ray technology. A magnetometer is a safe device that measures magnetism and is widely used as a metal detector at venues across the country.

All children over the age of three must have tickets. Please inquire when purchasing tickets about age appropriateness of specific performances.

Our Grand Lobby, as well as each floor of our Street and Davis Performance Hall, has an accessible family bathroom. An usher will be happy to direct you.

In order to preserve our performance spaces and ensure a good experience for all patrons, food and beverages are not allowed inside our theatre.

Concessions from Blacksburg Wine Lab are available for most performances. Concessions availability will be included in the What to Know email for ticket holders. We have created a special lounge area near the theatre just below the Monumental Staircase in the Orchestra Lobby. Concessions are available beginning an hour before the performance, so arrive early to avoid the lines and enjoy a drink before the show.

Yes, anyone who leaves the theatre at any time will need to repeat the safety screening to re-enter.

The Moss Arts Center’s lost and found is located at the box office. You can reach the box office at 540-231-5300 or during regular business hours.

We love technology at the Moss Arts Center, but not during a performance. Cameras and recording equipment are not permitted inside our theatre during a performance. All cell phones, cameras, and other electronic devices must be turned off before the start of the performance.

The Street and Davis Performance Hall houses the main theatre (Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre), theatre lobbies (orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony), Monumental Staircase, and three verandas on the balcony level. Housed within the Street and Davis Performance Hall, the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre is the Moss Art Center’s main theatre with a capacity of 1,200 seats.