Directions to Venue:
To reach 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 U.S. 460 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.
  • Back loading dock on your right side.


  • This venue is a non-smoking venue and alcohol is not to be served at any events in this venue (this is a non-negotiable university policy).
  • There is a performance curfew of 30 minutes prior to the building closing. This varies depending on the day of the week.
  • 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 effects must be approved through the Virginia Tech Environmental Health and Safety Office in advance. Contact the local production manager to arrange for this.
  • Seating:
    • Before Production Kills, the capacities are:
      • Full Ballroom: 1939
      • Commonwealth A only: empty with no seats
      • Commonwealth B only: 684
    Stage Dimensions:
    • Full Ballroom approximately 125’ L x 100’ W
    • Commonwealth A approximately 75’ L x 106’ W
    • Commonwealth B approximately 49’ L x 95’ W
    • Stage is 37.5" about 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:
    • Crossover:
      Available upstage of the back black
    • Storage:
      Minimal storage is available on stage level in the wings, the rest of the storage is to be on show trucks or outside. Appropriate egress points must be maintained backstage at all times. No storage available in the house.
    • Dressing:
      By prior arrangement
    • Piano:
      7’ Steinway Grand- tuned A440
      Ask for tuning in advance.
    • Phone:
      Only available by prior arrangement

Contact Production Services for further information about this venue