Four Ways to Order Tickets

ONLINE (24/7)

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 Avenue
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.

For tickets to all upcoming shows - the main Forbes Center Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10 am to 5:30 pm.

For day-of show tickets - the main Forbes Center Box Office opens 1½ hours prior to performances to sell tickets for same-day performances only and for Will Call.

For day-of-show tickets - the Studio Theatre Box Office opens 1 hour prior to performances to sell tickets for same-day performances only and for Will Call. 

Closed: JMU holidays, weekends and evenings when there are no ticketed performances. 

Authorized Ticketing Agent 

The authorized ticket agent for all performances at the Forbes Center and Wilson Hall is the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are sold online at the Official Website:  The ticket delivery options are mail, will-call or print-at-home. 

Beware of purchasing tickets through secondary ticket sites. If patrons purchase from any other unauthorized source, seats may not be guaranteed.

Tickets obtained from unauthorized may be inflated in price. They may be stolen, counterfeit or invalid and may not be honored. Tickets purchased from other sources are not eligible for replacement or refund if tickets are lost or stolen or if the event is canceled or rescheduled.  

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 Forbes Center Box Office Manager at or (540) 568-7000.

Group Sales

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. For more detailed information, visit Group Sales at the Forbes Center. 

Student Tickets

James Madison University students with a valid student ID are eligible to purchase discounted student tickets for select performances at the Forbes Center. Refer to individual events for availability and pricing.

Click here for more information about student tickets.

Student Rush: For some Masterpiece events, a limited number of discounted-price Student Rush tickets may 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. 

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