American Shakespeare Center Wins Forbes Center's 2016 Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award
Four Ways to Order Tickets
PHONE: (540) 568-7000
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 am to 5:30 pm
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
All tickets include a processing fee. All dates, repertoire and artists are subject to change. All sales are final; no refunds.
MAIL: James Madison University
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
Box Office/Season Tickets, MSC 5602
147 Warsaw Ave.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Forbes Center Box Office
147 Warsaw Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
From Warsaw Parking Deck: Exit on the ground floor and follow signs to the center. Metered parking is located in the outdoor lot adjacent to the center. Walk east through the West Plaza, through the Wadsworth Breezeway and enter the lobby via the first door on the right.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am to 5:30 pm and 1½ hours prior to performances.
Closed: JMU holidays, weekends and evenings when there are no ticketed performances.
Children's Ticketing Policy
All patrons to the Forbes Center must have a ticket regardless of age. No babies in arms or lap sitting are allowed.
The Forbes Center welcomes children 5 and older to events throughout the year. Children 3 and older are welcome to Forbes Family Fun events and the summer JMU Children’s Theatre shows.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy please contact the box office manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-568-7000.
Groups of 10 or more enjoy discounts up to 15% off single ticket prices. A Forbes Center performance is the perfect outing for church, school and other professional organizations. Specific pricing varies by show and type of group. Click here for more detailed information.
James Madison University students with a valid student ID are eligible to purchase discounted student tickets for select performances at the Forbes Center. Please visit the event portion of the website to determine which shows offer student discounts.
For select music performances (student ensembles, faculty recitals and guest artist performances) in the Concert Hall and Recital Hall, JMU students can purchase discount tickets in person at the Forbes Center Box Office with a JMU student ID. One ticket per ID can be purchased during regular business hours, Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5:30 pm. For Advance tickets — cash, major credit cards, JACcards are accepted. CASH ONLY will be accepted 1½ hours prior to performances for discount ticket purchases. Student ticket prices vary by performance. Please refer to individual events on the website for more information.
For performances in the Mainstage Theatre, Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre and Studio Theatre, student ticket prices vary. Please refer to individual events on the website for more information. JMU students can purchase discount tickets in person at the Forbes Center Box Office with a JMU ID. One ticket per ID in person can be purchased during regular business hours Monday to Friday from 10 to 5:30 pm.
Student Rush: For Encore Events, a limited number of discounted-price Student Rush tickets will be made available day of performance on a first-come, first-served basis in person only at the Forbes Center Box Office. These tickets are subject to availability. Check back for updates on availability.