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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 21 & up
(2 hours)
March 3     
Sun. 2:00-4:00pm

Instructors: Candace Penders
Don’t miss this truly unique opportunity -- all skill levels welcome, no prior art experience needed! Make an original hand-painted silk scarf while savoring delicious wine or sangria. We will provide refreshments, design inspiration and material guidance. You will choose your colors and play to your heart’s content. Unleash your creativity and enjoy some relaxed, stress free “me time.” You will amaze yourself!


Ages 5-7
(6 Weeks)  March 5 - April 11
Tues. & Thurs. 5-6pm

Join this theatre adventure for our youngest actors and actresses as they learn the basics of acting through age appropriate theater games. While working as a team, they will discover the fun of putting on a short presentation which they will perform for family and friends on the final day of class.


Ages 8-12
(6 Weeks) March 5-April 11
Tue. & Thu.6-7:30pm

Students are challenged to create and sustain a role without the pressure of auditioning. This performance workshop provides an opportunity to take the stage while learning acting basics and valuable theatre skills. Family and friends are invited to the final performance!

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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