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Center in the Square has a full service box office open Monday – Sunday. Admission tickets to the resident museums – Roanoke Pinball Museum, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, the History Museum of Western Virginia, and the Science Museum of Western Virginia – must be purchased at the Box Office located in the lobby of Center in the Square.

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 not 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*

Tuesday – Saturday 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sunday 12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
*Times are subject to change

Admission Prices and Times

For more information about all tickets on sale please call 540.224.1200. or email our Box Office Manager – Sam Williams at

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.


Center Pass includes admission to:

  • Harrison Museum of African American Culture
  • History Museum of Western VA *Moving to O Winston Link Museum*
  • Science Museum plus Butterfly Garden
  • Specific discounts from participating performing arts organizations


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Center Pass with Pinball includes admission to:

  • Harrison Museum of African American Culture
  • History Museum of Western VA *Moving to O Winston Link Museum*
  • Science Museum plus Butterfly Garden
  • Roanoke Pinball
  • Specific discounts from participating performing arts organizations

*Center Pass with Pinball!*

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Sunday Funday

Center in the Square and its partner organizations are now offering a deeply discounted joint ticket for every second Sunday of the month. Science Museum is no longer participating in Sunday Funday. The Roanoke Pinball Museum will now be included in Sunday Funday!

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Roanoke Pinball Museum

The Roanoke Pinball Museum is an interactive museum where patrons can play any machine for one admission price.  “We have the opportunity to playfully educate and introduce a new generation to a game that has consistently reflected the sign of the times in American pop culture while introducing a new attraction to Center in the Square and destination for the Roanoke Valley,” said executive director Jim Sears.  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 playfields.

Pinball Annual Memberships

Play all year for one low price!

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RENEWAL MEMBERSHIPS:  Please call the box office at 540 224 1200 for special pricing prior to your membership expiring!


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.

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The History Museum of Western Virginia exists to promote an interest in the broad spectrum of history with emphasis on that of southwestern Virginia; to collect, preserve, interpret, and make available materials relating to that history; to sponsor research and publication in the field of regional history; and to provide educational services to people and institutions throughout southwestern Virginia.

*The History Museum of Western Virginia is currently in the process of combining its history exhibits with the O. Winston Link Museum exhibits at 101 Shenandoah Avenue. *




The O. Winston Museum, 101 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke, is dedicated to preserving, collecting and interpreting the photographic, audio and video works of photographer Winston Link and his project to document the last days of steam along the Norfolk and Western Railway. It currently houses a special History Museum exhibit “Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature” with readings and crafts.  The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays.

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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.

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Mill Mountain Theatre


Shows include:

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  • Moonlight and Magnolias
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • A Christmas Story

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  • Moonlight and Magnolias is about producer David O. Selznick making the classic film Gone with the Wind. The cast is in place and cameras are ready to roll, but there’s no script yet. So Selznick locks himself, director Victor Fleming and script doctor Ben Hecht in a room with little more than peanuts, bananas and a typewriter, and they proceed to reenact the saga of Scarlett and Rhett. Only this is Scarlett and Rhett like you’ve never seen before! This comedy is a hilarious homage to the men behind an American movie classic.

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  • Valid for parking in the Center in the Square garage or Market garage in downtown Roanoke during the Wed-Sat evening performances.

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  • Everyone loves those songs you know all the words to, but couldn’t possibly name the band that made them popular! A one-hit wonder is a top 40 phenomenon: the combination of artist and song that makes it big with one single, but is unable to repeat the achievement.  Such music includes “Rockin’ Robin” in the 1950s to “Mambo No. 5” in the 90s. Artists of one hit wonders often fade into obscurity after their singular success, but three talented performers will be singing all those favorites in one great show. You’ll be on your feet singing and dancing along to these hits!
  • To add to your evening, wine and beer will be on sale in the lobby an hour before the music starts.

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  • Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. follows candy maker Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. MMT’s version puts young actors in the spotlight, singing memorable songs including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candyman,” “ I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” “ Oompa-Loompa,” and “I Want it Now.”

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  • Since the new millennium began, Broadway has exploded with new musicals including Jersey Boys and Wicked, Next to Normal and Spring Awakening, and movie musicals including The Producers, The Little Mermaid and Legally Blonde.  These shows have one great thing in common – their beautiful songs. This is an evening to hear talented MMT professional performers sing music from the new Golden Age of Broadway.
  • To add to your evening, wine and beer will be on sale in the lobby an hour before the music starts.

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  • This compelling drama by Virginia playwright Irene Ziegler is based on the novel by Nancy Wright Beasley, a Richmond author and scholar of the Holocaust. Set in and around the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania during World War II, this powerful story chronicles the struggle of a Jewish family to survive. Both book and play are fictionalized versions about actual people. The story centers on the heroism of Laibale Gillman, a teenage boy, known as The Little Lion because of his courage and tenacity to protect his family. MMT’s staged reading follows the world-premiere in 2016 at Swift Creek Mill Theatre in Chesterfield County.

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  • Part horror comedy musical, part sci-fi spoof; all delicious fun! Little Shop of Horrors has been making audiences all over the country scream with laughter since its debut in the early 80’s. Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelbourn discovers a new breed of plant and names it “Audrey II” after his co-worker crush. The plant, however, has a mind of its own, and promises Seymour fame and fortune as long as Seymour feeds him what he really wants- BLOOD! The musical was turned into a movie in 1986, starring Rick Moranis as Seymour, Steve Martin as Audrey’s sadistic dentist boyfriend, and Levi Stubbs as the voice of Audrey II. Featuring a hit score of 1960s pop/rock by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, this smash hit musical features the songs “Suddenly Seymour,” “Skid Row,” “Feed Me (Git It)” and many more.
  • Rated PG for comical violence

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  • Kick off your holiday season with the adaptation of the classic Christmas movie we all know and love! For Christmas, all 9-year-old Ralphie Parker wants is one thing: a genuine Red Ryder BB gun. But mother, teacher, and even the Santa Claus at Goldblatt’s Department Store tell him the same thing: “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Follow Ralphie’s quest for the gift of his dreams, all while enjoying the favorite elements from the movie: Scut Farkas, the school bully, the Bumpus hounds and the turkey, Flick’s tongue on the lamppost, and the Old Man’s leg lamp.

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  • Six kids vie for a spelling championship while disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. The play includes the songs – “My Friend, the Dictionary,” “I Speak Six Languages” and “Pandemonium” – as well as charming wit and humor. This show will feature MMT’s Summer Apprentice Company alongside other professionals-with guest appearances by you, the audience!

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