See Great Shows at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Seats at the Forbes Center for Performing ArtsExperience excitement and wonder at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University.

About the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts has five different venues to cater to the various colleges throughout. For musical talent the Shirley Hanson Roberts Center for Music Performance is home to both a concert hall and a recital hall. For theatre and dance the Dorothy Thomasson Estes Center for Theatre and Dance houses the mainstage theatre, studio theatre, and Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre. In all, the Forbes Center is a prime example of James Madison University’s commitment to the arts as an essential component of education. The Forbes Center is located at 147 Warsaw Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807.

Forbes Center Calendar

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts has a lot of exciting events coming up in their schedule. From student-run galleries to performances you are bound to have an excellent time enjoying the arts as well as supporting a local university. Upcoming events include Chris Cornelius (Architectural Design/Mixed Media), Coming Forth By Day: Life and Death in Ancient Egypt, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Aquila Theatre), and The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites (Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia). No matter what kind of performance you are looking for, the Forbes Center has a little bit of everything placed throughout their calendar. Make sure to check their calendar for a list of their current events.

After the Show

Once you have had a pleasant day or evening at Forbes Center head downtown for a great place to eat. The Forbes Center recommends many good restaurants in Harrisonburg such as the Artful Dodger, Beyond, Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack, Blue Nile, Clementine, Earth and Tea Cafe, Finnigan’s Cove Seafood Bar and Grill. After some great entertainment and delicious meal or snack, head to By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages to relax. Whether you’re looking for romantic luxury cottages or manor house suites, we will delight you with our amazing accommodations. Wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day with our delectable gourmet breakfast ready for you at your door. When booking your stay, we always ask for any dietary restrictions and allergies making every effort to accommodate all of our lovely guests. The breakfast menu changes day-to-day but is always guaranteed to be delightful. While planning your stay, make sure to check out our all-inclusive packages as well as our added pleasures to complete your stay and make it truly your own. Here at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages we want our guests to enjoy their visit to the Shenandoah Valley, whether from their private room or out exploring the town. To assist in your planning make sure to download our free Vacation Guide full of recommendations on things to do in Harrisonburg. This guide covers everything you need to know about the Shenandoah Valley from the best restaurants to exciting activities throughout the area. We look forward to booking your stay with us.