Subscribe to the 2022–2023 Masterpiece Season at the Forbes Center

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Current Subscribers have seating priority and can order now through June 30th by phone at (540) 568-7000 or in person at the box office. On August 2nd, the season will be available online for sales at We reserve a limited amount of prime seats for our Subscribers after that date, but early purchases are recommended. 

Plus... Subscribers enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • The Best Seats
  • Savings up to 15% off single ticket prices all year long.
  • Priority Seating before the general public.
  • Free Ticket Exchanges - Subscribers can exchange tickets for another performance of the same show. No refunds. Exchanges are subject to ticket availability; two business days in advance is required. Post-dated exchanges are not accepted.
  • Free Parking just steps away from the performance venues.
  • Personalized Service
  • Online Ticketing - Purchase tickets to performances 24/7 at
  • 15% Restaurant Discount at Montpelier Restaurant and Bar at Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center. Show your ticket (day-of-show only) and enjoy a 10% discount (alcohol not included). Reservations recommended. Visit for more information.

Spectacular Performances in a 5-Star Setting

With five state-of-the-art venues, the Forbes Center at James Madison University is the destination for world-class theatre, dance, and music entertainment! Audiences of all ages come together to enjoy performances from internationally recognized professional artists, renowned faculty members, and emerging young talent from JMU’s School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance. In a spirit of collaboration and creativity, the Forbes Center is committed to hosting performances and fostering programs that encourage dialogue about the intersection between society and the arts and that celebrate multicultural and community engagement and arts education in the broader Shenandoah Valley and beyond.

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts comprises the Dorothy Thomasson Estes Center for Theatre and Dance and the Shirley Hanson Roberts Center for Music Performance, and houses five performance venues: the Mainstage Theatre (450 seats), the Concert Hall (600 seats), the Recital Hall (196 seats), the Studio Theatre (200 seats), and the Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre (200 seats). It also includes classroom, rehearsal, and office facilities.


  • Experience DeLanna Studi's memoir and solo play AND SO WE WALKED: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears.

  • Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine makes it debut at the Forbes Center!

  • March 21 - Don't Miss Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton in Makin' Cake.  

  • March 9 and 10 - Celebrate Irish Dance with WINGS: A Celtic Dance Celebration

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