Center in the Square

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Meeting Facilities 

Center in the Square is a seven-story regional non-profit cultural center providing support for ten cultural and educational organizations. Our magnificent 8,000 gallon Living Reef Aquarium. This aquarium is home to over 400 beautiful marine fish and 150 soft and stony corals. It is the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic. There are also two 300 gallon cylindrical jellyfish tanks. In addition to our saltwater aquariums, we have a Turtles of Virginia tank that features three different species of turtles found throughout Virginia. We also have a 400 gallon aquarium which features rotating aquarium exhibits. On view now: Predators of the Amazon. Center’s multi-level green roof offers spectacular views of downtown Roanoke and the mountains of the Roanoke Valley as well as serving as a venue for entertainment functions Housed within our signature building known as Center in the Square are four cultural arts and science non-profit organizations: Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Don & Barbara Smith Children's Museum-Kids Square, History Museum of Western Virginia, Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke Pinball Museum and Science Museum of Western Virginia.

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Things to Do
  • Directions: Center in the Square is located in the heart of downtown Roanoke. From I-581 south, take exit 5 onto Williamson Road/US 220 Business. Continue approximately 1/4 mile on Williamson Road and turn right on Campbell Avenue. Center in the Square will be on your left.
Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: Closed
  • Tuesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday Hours: 1pm - 5:00pm
  • Admission Rates: Varies
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes, elevators and restrooms
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
Facility Info
  • DescriptionThere are various meeting facilities within Center in the Square including the Atrium, Rooftop, Board Room, and Community Room. Please contact Jenny Roberts for more information, call 540.224.1251 or e-mail
  • Largest Room8070
  • Total Sq. Ft.12852
  • Reception Capacity500
  • Type of Space Indoor & Outdoor Space
  • Banquet Capacity220
  • Number of Rooms5
Rooftop Butterfly Deck
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3296
  • Banquet Capacity: 135
  • Reception Capacity: 290
Rooftop Upper Deck
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3296
  • Reception Capacity: 220
Advance Auto Parts Atrium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 8070
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Board Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 711
  • Classroom Capacity: 38
Bridge Walk Community Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 775
  • Banquet Capacity: 48
  • Reception Capacity: 75