Center in the Square has a full service box office open Monday* – Sunday. Admission tickets to – Roanoke Pinball Museum, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Roanoke STARCADE, Kids Square, Science Museum of Western Virginia, and the O. Winston Link Museum/History Museum of Western Virginia– must be purchased at the Box Office located in the lobby of Center in the Square or online below.
Gift Certificates are available for certain organizations within Center in the Square! Please call the box office for information or to purchase a gift certificate at 540-224-1200
The Center Pass is an all-inclusive discounted ticket for all the museums that call Center in the Square home: the Harrison Museum of African American Culture, the Roanoke Pinball Museum, the Roanoke STARCADE, Don & Barbara Smith Children’s Museum – Kids Square, the Science Museum of Western Virginia, and the O. Winston Link Museum/The History Museum of Western Virginia. Worried you can’t do it all in one day? No problem, just hold on to your pass and bring it back within six months to be redeemed at the museum(s) you were unable to visit the first time.
The Discover Pass is a discounted joint ticket for those looking to explore history and science, it will include access to: the Harrison Museum of African American Culture, the O. Winston Link Museum/History Museum of Western Virginia, and Science Museum of Western Virginia. Worried you can’t do it all in one day? No problem, this pass is valid for a ONE-TIME admission to each museum over TWO consecutive days.
The Double Play is a discounted joint ticket for those that are looking to have a blast playing at some of the most entertaining places in the Roanoke Valley. This pass allows you to PICK TWO of the following: the Don and Barbara Smith Children’s Museum – Kids Square, the Roanoke Pinball Museum, and the Roanoke STARCADE. Valid only for date purchased.
The Triple Play is a discounted joint ticket for those that are looking to have a blast playing at some of the most entertaining places in the Roanoke Valley, this pass includes access to ALL THREE of the following: the Don and Barbara Smith Children’s Museum – Kids Square, the Roanoke Pinball Museum, and the Roanoke STARCADE. Worried you can’t do it all in one day? No problem, this pass is valid for a ONE-TIME admission to each museum over TWO consecutive days.
The museum’s exhibits are varied to encourage exercise, imagination play, dexterity socialization and creativity all while educating. Our hands-on exhibits promote learning through play. Explore our town, forest, dig pit, enjoy our theater, be an engineer in our building room and so much more.
Kids Square Punch Card
- Valid for 10 admissions during normal business hours.
- One punch per person ages 1 – adult.
- No expiration date.
- Applicable taxes and fees additional to the ticket price.
- Punch Cards are available through the box office only.
- Please call 540-224-1200 for information or to purchase a Punch Card for Kids Square!
Kids Square Annual Memberships
- Memberships are available through the box office only.
- Please call 540-224-1200 for information or to purchase a membership for Kids Square!
Roanoke Pinball Museum
The Roanoke Pinball Museum is an interactive museum where patrons can play any machine for one admission price. Pinball players, young and old, will be introduced to the history of pinball, the science behind the game, and have an opportunity to appreciate the color, composition and overall design of the back glasses and play fields.
Pinball Annual or Monthly Memberships
- Memberships are available through the box office only.
- Please call 540-224-1200 for information or to purchase a membership for the Roanoke Pinball Museum!
The Roanoke STARCADE
With a name honoring another iconic Roanoke structure, The Roanoke STARCADE is a new, 3,000 square foot facility just a quick walk from the Roanoke Pinball Museum on the 2nd floor of Center in the Square featuring classic and new arcade systems and activities for gaming, competition, private engagements and of course, great fun.
The Harrison Museum of African American Cultures, Inc. (HMAAC) is a cultural and educational institution committed to advocating, showcasing, preserving and celebrating the art and history of African Americans for Roanoke Valley citizens and visitors. Our purpose is to cultivate awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of people of African descent.
The History Museum of Western Virginia and the O. Winston Link Museum share space in the former passenger station of the N&W Railway. The galleries showcase the strong photography of O. Winston Link, who captured the end of the steam locomotive along Norfolk & Western tracks. Historical displays related to the region are also on display. The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays.
To make science and technology accessible to all people by being an outstanding regional institution that ignites and nurtures life-long learning.
We fulfill our mission by:
Providing hands-on interactive exhibits.
Offering a variety of innovation programs, both on-site and in the community.
Preserving our collections and using them to enhance learning.
Creating a welcoming atmosphere that stimulates curiosity and wonder.
The 30th Henry Street Heritage Festival
Saturday September 14, 2019
The Henry Street Heritage Festival is the premier event of the Harrison Museum of African American Culture. This annual event provides the primary resources to support the ongoing programs and operations of the museum. As in previous years, the 30th Henry Street Heritage Festival promises to be a great community event presenting an array of diverse entertainment, educational forums, and exposure to African-American heritage as expressed through the performing arts, crafts, cuisines, customs, and merchandise.
Mill Mountain Theatre
PARK Roanoke offers this parking pass to Mill Mountain Theatre’s patrons, valid when they are attending a performance. This pre-paid pass will be honored for any available space in either the Center in the Square Garage (11 Campbell Ave,) or the Wells Fargo Tower Garage (19 Norfolk Ave) for entrance after 6 p.m. on the date printed on this pass. This pass has a non-refundable value.
*Single Shows Now On Sale*
A Peter Rabbit
The Little Mermaid JR
Journey under the sea with Ariel and her friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. In a magical underwater utopia, mermaid Ariel’s only wish is to live on land. But first she’ll have to meet a prince, defy her father, and strike up a deal with an evil sea witch! Classic songs like “Part of Your World”, “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, “Kiss the Girl” and more appear in this one-hour version of the story we all know and love. This fully produced production featuring local youth is perfect for the whole family. In conjunction with this production, MMT will distribute free books to children in attendance, as part of our initiative connecting theatre to literacy.
Sit back and enjoy all of your favorite songs from Hollywood’s Greatest Blockbusters: from Titanic to The Wizard of Oz, Dirty Dancing to The Graduate. You will not want to miss this journey of music through the golden age of cinema at Mill Mountain Theatre. Come join us in this celebration of music through 100 years of movie magic.
Said to be one of the greatest plays in the 20th Century, come see The Glass Menagerie, the “memory play” that catapulted beloved playwright Tennessee Williams to fame. This riveting drama is set in 1937’s St. Louis, and follows the fragile Wingfield family: Tom, an aspiring poet, his painfully shy sister Laura, and their mother Amanda, a faded southern belle. Dreams and reality collide in this play of exquisite beauty.
The Glass Menagerie
Romeo and Juliet
In October, William Shakespeare’s classic tale of Romeo and Juliet is re-envisioned in an imaginative and theatrical adaptation on the Waldron Stage. Shakespeare’s most famous play of love, family feuds, and inevitable tragedy takes on a new life with local youth performers. Romeo and Juliet is appropriate for middle and high school students, and this production will feature student performers, designers, and technicians. The Pay-What-You-Can performances will include the distribution of free books to students, as part of our initiative connecting theatre to literacy. Tickets are only available 30 minutes prior to each performance and are pay what you can.
“You’re six years old. Your mother’s in the hospital. You’re told she finds it hard to be happy. So you start making a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world: 1. Ice Cream, 2. Kung Fu Movies, 3. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose.”
Touching, funny, and brilliantly stripped down, Every Brilliant Thing is one-person show about an individual’s journey with their mother and her struggle with mental health.The Guardian calls it “Heart-wrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see.”
The hills are alive in the Roanoke Valley this holiday season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music, best known for its film adaptation starring Julie Andrews as the high-spirited governess Fraulein Maria. This 1959 classic has songs like “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi’, and “The Sound of Music”, perfect for the whole family. Share this heartwarming story with a cast that mixes national talent with your local favorites in Roanoke’s most beloved musical: The Sound of Music.
Mill Mountain Theatre
Desire of the Soul: A Recital of African-American Art Song
Trinkle MainStage | November 3
Miami native, soprano Christine Jobson and renowned pianist, Dr. Gregory Thompson present a one-afternoon-only concert featuring the work of history’s most notable African American composers. With songs by H.T. Burleigh, Betty Jackson King, and Florence Price, this is a lesson in culture you will not want to miss. Witness the power of the human voice in an intimate and relaxed setting on the Trinkle Mainstage at Center in the Square. A reception will follow at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture for subscribers and invited guests.
To purchase a season subscription, please contact Brooke Tolley at Opera Roanoke directly.
Phone: (540) 982-2742
Box Office Policies
Tickets sold by Center in the Square are not refundable or exchangeable except under the following circumstances: Refunds issued only if a show/event is cancelled. Exchanges may be permitted based upon the discretion of individual organization management. Please call the box office at 540-224-1200 for clarification.
Processing Fees and Taxes
The City of Roanoke collects an admissions tax on all admission charges in the city. This tax, plus a nominal ticket processing fee, is included in most advertised ticket and admission prices sold by Center in the Square.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, and checks.
Box Office Hours*
Monday – Saturday 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday 12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
*Closed on Mondays from Labor Day to Memorial Day
*Times are subject to change
For more information about all tickets on sale please call 540-224-1200 or email our Box Office Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org