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

Trace Adkins plays the Clay Center May 7, 2020

A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Trace Adkins has made his mark on the country-music industry. 11 million albums sold. Time-honored hit singles....

5/7 7:30pm
Sound Checks featuring Southern Avenue

Boundary-breaking Memphis combo Southern Avenue’s second album, Keep On, released May 10, 2019 on Concord Records, has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award® in...

5/15 8pm
Mountain Stage: Saving Grace ft. Robert Plant and Suzi Dian, Catfish Keith, More

Mountain Stage, live performance radio recorded on the grounds of the State Capitol, presents emerging musical luminaries and established stars to an...

5/17 7pm
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones play the Clay Center May 24, 2020

Groundbreaking banjoist / composer / bandleader Béla Fleck has reconvened the original ‘Béla Fleck & The Flecktones’, the extraordinary initial line-up of...

5/24 7:30pm
Nelly live at the Clay Center June 10

Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for the...

6/10 7:30pm

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