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Arts Venues

Looking for exciting new opportunities to engage with the arts on campus? Check out all the spaces where art lives and breathes.

Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Street and Davis Performance Hall, Moss Arts Center

The Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre at the Moss Arts Center features superb acoustics and the technical flexibility and capabilities to present professionally all forms of music, theatre, and dance. The space includes a stage with 60-feet-wide by 50-feet-deep playing area; a removable orchestral shell with ceiling; state-of-the-art lighting, projection, and audio systems; and two multi-level forestage lifts.


The Armory is home to the School of Visual Arts' main office and classrooms for its foundations and drawing programs. The Armory Art Gallery features work by students, faculty, and artists of regional and national importance.

Burruss Hall

In addition to being the main administration building on the Blacksburg campus, Burruss Hall features a 3,003-seat auditorium, where concerts and performances are often held. The building also houses interior design and landscape architecture offices, studios, and classrooms for the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design.

Creativity and Innovation District

Part of the university’s master plan, the Creativity and Innovation District on the eastern edge of the Blacksburg campus cultivates a community of creation and innovation. The district makes the most of existing programs and facilities already in the area, including:

  • Moss Arts Center
  • Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)
  • School of Performing Arts
  • Theatre 101
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Squires Student Center
  • Newman Library 
  • Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown 
  • Media Building 
  • Media Building Annex

Creativity and Innovation District Residence Hall

Students in the Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Program can choose from three living-learning communities for the arts and entrepreneurship: Studio 72, Innovate, and Rhizome. These living-learning communities help students connect their academic and co-curricular experiences and offer opportunities to attend arts-related programming and events and enjoy the creative spaces, performances, and art installations in the building.

Cowgill Lobby

Located just within the main entrance to Cowgill Hall, Cowgill Lobby serves as the School of Architecture + Design’s exhibition space, through which a diverse array of work rotates regularly, often featuring the work of students in the College of Architecture, Art, and Design, as well as faculty, alumni, and guest artists.

Cube, Moss Arts Center

The Cube is a four-story state-of-the-art theatre and high tech laboratory shared by the Moss Arts Center and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology that is used for performances, immersive environments, installations, and research.

Hahn Horticulture Garden

The Hahn Horticulture Garden encompasses nearly six acres of teaching and display gardens on the Blacksburg campus. Not only a fabulous collection of living art, the garden is also a showplace for artists across the New River Valley and beyond, featuring a wide diversity of visual arts.

Haymarket Theatre

Haymarket Theatre is a 500-seat proscenium theatre located on the second floor of Squires Student Center. An ideal venue for traditional staging configurations, the theatre is fully equipped with sound, lighting, and a fly rail, and dressing rooms are located underneath the stage for easy access.

Henderson Amphitheatre

Henderson Amphitheatre, programmed by the School of Performing Arts, is an intimate outdoor venue located behind Theatre 101. The space is ideal for storytelling, small improv groups, musical entertainment, and open-air teaching.

Henderson Hall

Henderson Hall is home to various music, theatre, and arts programs, including the School of Performing Arts and the School of Visual Arts. The space includes critique and seminar rooms, computer and design labs, a costume shop, a lighting lab, an editing studio, scene and design model shops, a digital fabrication studio, and a dozen practice rooms for music.

Henderson Lawn

Bordered by Alumni Mall, Main Street, and College Avenue, Henderson Lawn hosts all sorts of performances and events throughout the year and is programmed by the Event Planning Office.

Holtzman Alumni Center

Home to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, the Holtzman Alumni Center showcases alumni and local artists in its second-floor gallery throughout the year.

Media Building

The Media Building provides studio space for the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, including the digital arts and animation, digital interactive sound and intermedia, and cinema studios.

Moss Arts Center

Located at the crossroads of Virginia Tech and downtown Blacksburg, on the corner of Main Street and Alumni Mall, the Moss Arts Center is a thriving community where the arts are a catalyst for engagement, inspiration, and discovery. The center features a 1,200-seat theatre; an experimental performance space, the Cube; and four visual art galleries capable of exhibiting a wide range of traditional and trans-media works and installations.

Perspectives Gallery

The mission of Perspective Gallery is to expand the student’s conceptual world through art appreciation and to encourage patronage of the arts. The gallery organizes exhibits by local, national, and international artists.

Recital Salon

The Recital Salon on the second floor in the Squires Student Center is home to many School of Performing Arts music performances by students, faculty, and visiting artists.

Solitude and Fraction House

Solitude and the Fraction Family House, once used by enslaved members of the Fraction family and others, features public art illustrating stories of marginalized communities on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus.

Studio Theatre

With a seating capacity of just over 200, Studio Theatre on the second floor of Squires Student Center is a three-quarter thrust/modified proscenium space designed by theatre professor Randy Ward.

Theatre 101

Theatre 101 is a School of Performing Arts academic building with a high-tech black box performance space that is regularly used for workshop productions and performance classes.