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

Beach Boys

Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” to grab an extra week of summer while returning to the normalcy of live music performances? The Beach Boys are doing all that and more...

9/27 7:30pm
Bahamas, Sam Weber, Lilly Hiatt, Kishi Bashi, and Curtis McMurtry on Mountain Stage

Be a part of the live audience as Mountain Stage records a fresh episode for NPR Music! Ticket Information This event will be held at 100% capacity. This...

10/3 7pm
Three Dog Night

Three Dog Night Due to the current public health crisis this performance has been postponed and will now take place on Friday, July 3rd. Your ticket will be...

10/7 7:30pm
Sound Checks: Southern Avenue with support from Shane Meade & the Sound Trio

Southern Avenue is an American five-piece blues and soul blues band from Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Formed in 2015, they took their name from a...

10/8 7:30pm
WVSO Opening Night 2021

Lawrence Loh, conductor Matt Jackfert: Social Dissonance Haydn: Concerto in D Major for Violoncello, featuring Sterling Elliott Rimsky-Korsakov:...

10/16 7:30pm

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