Performance Venues

Start at one of our eclectic local restaurants and work your way through a variety of hopping venues that host live music and entertainment each week. Make sure to check the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts calendar for nationally-known acts on stage in one of five gorgeous, comfortable and acoustically-perfect venues, or catch cutting-edge films, live theater from Valley Playhouse, nationally and regionally known musical acts, local jam sessions,  or other special events at Court Square Theater.

Clementine Café
153 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA | 540-801-8881

Court Square Theater – Arts Council of the Valley
41-F Court Square Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-433-9189
Located in the heart of downtown Harrisonburg, our 260-seat theater presents a slate of cultural programs, including live music and theater, as well as foreign and independent films in a beautiful intimate setting. Court Square Theater also may be rented for special events and meetings.

Lehman Auditorium at EMU
1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22802 | 540-432-4662
This is EMU’s largest auditorium, holding assemblies, concerts, band performances, and University chapel services.

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
147 Warsaw Ave. Harrisonburg, VA 22807 | 540-568-7000
Experience the excitement of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University, featuring five remarkable venues, each unique and acoustically designed to perfection. The Forbes Center will captivate your spirit with its soaring floor-to-ceiling glass lobbies, comfortable seating with ample legroom, and upgraded audience amenities.

The Golden Pony
181 North Main St. Harrisonburg, VA | 540-901-2628