The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Travelers that are excited to boost their Shenandoah Valley itineraries with arts and culture will find everything they’re looking for and more at The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Located at 147 Warsaw Avenue in Harrisonburg, the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts is an integral part of James Madison University and hosts no less than five theaters for guests and students to enjoy that feature everything from drama and dance to music, just to name a few.

A Captivating Performing Arts Center

Whether you’re stopping by to enjoy a show or you’re looking to make the most of your inspired surroundings, the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts promises to impress. With five venues to check out, there’s plenty to see and experience here. The lobbies in many of the performance center venues are decked out with floor-to-ceiling windows and are topped off with ultra-plush seating for those times when entertainment takes to the stage in style. Parking is made simple at the center for those dropping by to enjoy dance performances, musical renderings, and comedy shows alike. The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts hosts an impressive lineup of guests each and every year offering audiences a mix of critically acclaimed artists alongside award-winning faculty members, James Madison University alumni, and current student performers. This performing arts center provides space for the James Madison University School of Music students to practice and perform and also houses the School of Theater and Dance. Work from the School of Art and Art History is regularly displayed here thanks to the establishment’s more than 175,000 square feet of space available.

The Center’s Mission

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts is a valuable space for students and the public alike. It was designed to be an affirmation of the university’s mission to arts as an essential component of curriculum. The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts draws in audiences from across the Shenandoah Valley year over year and provides a strong resource for university connections with local businesses as well. Community life thrives here as well as the arts. Tickets to performances year-round can be purchased online as single event tickets, group tickets, or season passes.

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