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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.

Welcome

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.

Tours

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

Directions

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.

Health and Wellness

The Moss Arts Center adheres to the guidelines of the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Tech in its operations, including protocols for distancing, face coverings, and cleaning and sanitation. Masks are welcome, and those who are not yet vaccinated should wear masks at all times inside the building.

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

Accessibility

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

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. 

FAQs

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. 

Our lobbies and galleries open 90 minutes before performances, and the theatre doors open 30 minutes before show 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 interval 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.

The Moss Arts Center is following university guidelines and is not requiring vaccines for attendees at this time. We do expect that anyone who is not fully vaccinated wear a mask at all times when inside the building and practice social distancing. Those who are not vaccinated should also consider whether attending such an in-person, indoor gathering is best for the health of themselves and their community. All patrons—regardless of vaccination status—are welcome to wear masks. Anyone who is feeling unwell or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend performances and can contact the box office at mossartscenter@vt.edu regarding options for ticket exchanges.

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 are not currently available for Moss Arts Center events.

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 mossartscenter@vt.edu 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.