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Our Mission

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


Pied Piper Theatre

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 is our theatre company for adults. Now entering its 15th year, Rooftop Productions brings a refreshing variety of classic drama, comedy, and musical entertainment to the community.

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Upcoming Events & Programs


Ages 5-7
July 22 - Aug. 2
M-F 10:00am - 12:30pm

Bring your imagination to a musical theatre adventure of fun and creativity.  Students will develop their acting talents through theatre games, storytelling, improvisation, and character development.  Enjoy learning songs and dances while working on a short musical production to be performed on the final day of the camp for family and friends.


Teens & Adults
July 17 - Aug. 21
Wed. 7:00-8:00pm

Instructor: Alan Golombek

Summer is the perfect season for sultry beats, Latin music & movement!  Award-winning ballroom dancers Alan Golombek and wife Thuy will guide students through 6 lessons starting with basics and ending with more advanced steps.  Come practice the timing and footwork of this very festive and popular Latin Dance.


NOTE: This Intensive is SOLD OUT on this site, but please call the Center for availability.  Some roles may still be open for casting.

(703)330-2787

Age 13-20
(3 weeks) July 29 - Aug. 17
Mon. - Fri. 9am-3pm rehearsals - Performance 8/16 @ 7pm & 8/17 & 2pm & 7pm

Pied Piper Theatre’s 3-Week Intensive Production of West Side Story - School Edition

Join the Jets and the Sharks in this modern day musical set in New York City. Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurent, this 1961 award-winning classic tragedy of feuding families combines outstanding music and dance numbers including Jet Song, Dance at the Gym, America, and Tonight. Open to ages 13-20, casting will include Tony, Maria, Riff, Action, Baby John, Anybodys, Bernardo, Chino, Anita, and many more exciting characters. Space is limited so sign up today!

Entire original production directed & choreographed by Robert E. Griffith & Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens. West Side Story- School Edition is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel: (212)541-4684. Fax: (212)397-4684. www.MTIshows.com.

Fred and Ginger side by side
Dance Programs

Join us for the fabulous dance sessions one Sunday each month at the Center for the Arts; or try out a dance class with one of our terrific teachers. Beginners and advanced dancers are all welcome.

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Arts on the Go

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

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