The Roanoke Civic Center is western Virginia`s premier convention, exhibition and cultural complex. Major industrial trade shows, conferences, concerts and sporting events at the Roanoke Civic Center have proven to be successful for guests and event planners. The Roanoke Civic Center is located two blocks from Downtown Roanoke. There are a variety of full and limited service hotels, as well as many shops and museums, within walking-distance of the Roanoke Civic Center. The complex is composed of a 10,000 seat coliseum, 2,100 seat theater joined by a multi-purpose exhibit hall and a 46,000 sq ft Special Events Center. An in-house advertising agency and catering department complement the amenities of this full-service facility and make the Roanoke Civic Center an ideal place for business and professional gatherings.