Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Forbes at Night
147 Warsaw Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Region Shenandoah Valley
Locality Rockingham
Phone: (540) 568-7000
Tours: (540) 568-4393
Press/Publicity: (540) 568-4394

Experience the excitement of the 175,000-square-foot Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University, featuring five remarkable venues, each unique and acoustically designed to perfection. The Forbes Center will captivate your spirit with its soaring floor-to-ceiling glass lobbies, comfortable seating with ample legroom and upgraded audience amenities. Park just steps away from the entrance and be seated in minutes, ready to enjoy extraordinary dance, theatre and music performances by critically acclaimed guest artists and JMU's award-winning faculty members, students and alumni. Engage in pre- and post-show dialogues with visiting composers, choreographers, world-renowned guest artists and distinguished faculty and students.

As the premier destination for arts in the Shenandoah Valley, the Forbes Center gives the university a unique opportunity to strengthen its relationships with local businesses, to enhance the cultural life of the community, and to support economic growth and social interaction in the region. Located within the Arts and Cultural District in the City of Harrisonburg, the facility is in a prime position to transform how university and community members view and engage in the arts.

Admission Fee: Prices vary per show

Last Updated: 3/3/2015 10:28 AM
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