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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 15 & up
(5 Weeks) Sept. 19 - Oct. 17
Thu. 7:00-9:00 pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Learn how to use color to create harmony and organization, develop contrast and interest, and create a feeling or mood. You may work in any style and media, all experience levels welcome. Bring your usual art supplies. If you need advice on supplies, contact the Center.


Teens & Adults
Sept. 12 - Oct. 17
Thu. 7:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Barbara Brennan
Ballroom Dancing is a wonderful way to socialize, exercise, enjoy music, and learn something new! With practice, we will get to know how to Cha-cha, Foxtrot, Swing and more. For each dance we learn, the first 5 basic steps of that dance are taught.  This class is for singles, couples, beginners or those who need a refresher course.


Teens & Adults
Sept. 12 - Oct. 17
Thu. 8:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Barbara Brennan

Want to polish what you’ve mastered in Basic Ballroom? We’ll go further and learn more advanced steps. This session will feature Swing and Rumba.  Feel your confidence grow as you move, step, swirl and spin around the dance floor.

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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