Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

The stimulating Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences is a multi-million dollar facility with performance and gallery spaces. The Maier Performance Hall is home to the West Virginia Symphony and hosts a range of world-class concerts and shows each year, while the smaller more intimate Walker Theater is the perfect venue for plays and small concerts. The Avampato Discovery Museum includes several galleries geared toward kids, as well as stellar art galleries with permanent and rotating collections. The Digital Dome offers planetarium shows using state-of-the-art technology.

New at the Clay Center! In Nov. 2017,  the Clay Center opened AN ENTIRE FLOOR of brand new exhibits featuring water, health and music!

Splash through a replica of the Kanawha River as you test your handmade boat by sending it through locks and dams! Get your body in motion in Healthy Me with a human size hamster wheel, basketball hoops, fast pitch softball, and more challenges to test your physical skills! The Maier Foundation Music Studio puts your creativity in action as you make your own music, conduct the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and explore a futuristic music machine!

1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301






Upcoming Events


It’s time for creepy, crawly Halloween fun at the Clay Center! Create your very own trick-or-treat bag to gather up goodies and take a stroll down our...

10/19 11am
WVSO 80th Anniversary Spectacular

Program Ferdinand Herold: Zampa Overture (from first season) Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring Orion Weiss, piano Prokofiev: Symphony No....

10/19 7:30pm
HallowEast Hocus Pocus Party

HallowEast Hocus Pocus Party: Thursday, October 24 5:30-8:00PM @ Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences HallowEast is a family affair! Join us at the Clay...

10/24 5:30pm
Arise Women's Conference

Arise Women’s Conference is an annual regional women’s conference that serves as a gathering place for women from all walks of life to rise above any...

10/25 7pm
USAF Heritage Brass Band

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band is proud to present Heritage Brass, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble. Bringing the military...

10/27 2:30pm

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