For more information on this venue please review the Tech Packet

Venue Production Policies:

  • This venue is a non-smoking venue and alcohol is not to be served at any event held in this venue (this is a non-negotiable university policy).
  • There is a performance curfew 30 minutes prior to the building close. This varies depending on the day of the week. (M-TH: 11pm) (F-Sat: 12am) (Sun: 10pm)
  • The Virginia Tech Police have the authority to be anywhere in the venue at any time.
  • Any use of any pyrotechnics, smoke machines, fog machines, open flames or other similar environmental/pyrotechnic is prohibited in this hall.

Venue Production Information

  • Before Production Kills, the capacities are:
    • Full Ballroom: 1939
    • Commonwealth A only: empty with no seats 1200
    • Commonwealth B only: 684
    • Occupancy down rating will occur for larger set ups or when stage extensions are used.

Stage Dimensions:

  • Full Ballroom approximately 125’ L x 100’ W
  • Common wealth A approximately 75’ L x 106’ W
  • Stage is 3.25’” above ballroom floor
  • Stage is approximately 27’ deep x 47 ‘ wide divided by curtain.
  • Ceiling is sloped from 14’ to 7’9”
  • Stage can be extended with portable risers by prior arrangement.
  • Additional stair units are available by prior arrangement.
  • Support Areas:
    • Green Room:
      There is a green room located through a door SR behind the main drape
      Large mirror and sink
      Capacity is 12

Sound Notes:

Please check with local production office about availability

Lighting Notes:


  • 4 Zones of dimmable incandescent.
  • 2 zones of metal halides


  • Please check with local production office about availability

Video Notes:

Please check with local production office about availability

Contact Production Services for further information about this venue

Directions to Venue: To reach the campus from Interstate 81 (southbound and northbound:

  • Take Exit 118, which has ramps to several different Christiansburg and Blacksburg exits. Take Exit 118B onto U.S. 460 West; this ramp connects directly to the Christiansburg Bypass. Follow the signs for Blacksburg/Virginia Tech.
  • Turn right at the stoplight at the intersection of 460W and Southgate Drive.
  • Take the second left onto Spring Road.
  • Take the right onto Washington Street. (You will be at the end of Spring Road.)
  • Take the second left onto Kent Road
  • At the top of the hill. Take the first right onto Alumni Mall.
  • Receiving dock “A” will be on your right side.

Geographical Coordinates:

  • Latitude: 37.229
  • Longitude: -80.418