JMU Forbes Ctr with copyright copy

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

A 175,000 SF two-story building that includes on building for theater and dance, a separate building for music, and an outdoor courtyard. The Dorothy Thomasson Estes Center for Theatre and Dance includes three theaters, offices, a costume shop, computer labs, and a lobby. The Center for Music Performance contains a concert hall, recital hall, practice rooms, offices and a lobby. The structure is unique in that it puts more than 1,500 audience members in close proximity to the performers, and can host a large variety of acts.