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Events & Programs

The Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas and Prince William County's vision is "a community enriched through the creative arts."

Our mission is to enrich the creative community by:

Engaging people of all ages
Celebrating diversity
Fostering innovation
Cultivating collaboration and communication

Shrek Swampfest CharactersPied Piper Theater

The Center for the Arts’ nationally recognized Pied Piper Theatre (PPT) welcomes young people ages 8 through 18 to explore the world of theatre both on the stage and behind the curtain.

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Rooftop Productions

Rooftop Productions, the Center for the Arts’ theatre company, now entering its 10th year, brings a refreshing variety of classic drama, comedy, and musical entertainment to the community.

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Upcoming Events & Programs


Ages 5-10
June 2, 2017
Fri. 6-8pm

Parents, come enjoy First Friday dining and shopping specials throughout Historic Manassas while your children dabble in the arts at the Candy Factory! On Friday evenings June 2nd, July 7th & August 4th our downtown district will become an open air festival of dining, music, shopping & more. Enroll your children in two-hours of art & theatre play at the Center, while you join the grown-up fun that awaits around every corner! Pre-registration required.

Course Fee includes $5.00 Supply Fee


Ages 13 & up
(3 hours) June 3
Sat. 2:00-5:00pm

Instructor: Kim Joy
This pearl choker promises to be a timeless piece to add to your jewelry collection, and can be worn dressed up or casual. You will learn bead weaving techniques to complete this project. Tools are available for workshop use. Materials fee $30 payable to instructor.


Teens & Adults
June 6 - July 18, no class July 4
Tue. 7:30-8:30pm             

Instructor: Cookie Bell

Have you always wanted to Swing Dance? With this session you'll learn to dance East Coast and West Coast Swing with great moves and confidence. If you haven't danced before or need some refreshing, basics will be taught and you'll learn different rhythms to all kinds of music. Great dancer already? Come learn lots more and spend summer Tuesday evenings out on the town!  Singles welcome.

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Dance Programs

Join us for the fabulous dance sessions one Sunday of each month from 4-6pm at the Center for the Arts. Beginners and advanced dancers are all welcome.

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Arts on the Go

The Arts on the Go project consists of three self-contained interactive exhibits, each with a distinct theme.  Two modules (Habitats and Energy Matters) have been designed for use in elementary schools, and a third module (PowerUP!) has been created for middle school students.

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