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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 11th year, Rooftop Productions brings a refreshing variety of classic drama, comedy, and musical entertainment to the community.

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Upcoming Events & Programs


Event Phone: 703-330-2787

Ages 7 -11
(5 Weeks)  Jan. 10 - Feb. 7
Thu. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Nikki Osborne
Manga and Anime cartoon enthusiasts – here is your chance to design and build your own character in two and three dimensions! We will start with small sketches, learn to enlarge via image projection, make a pattern, and hand sew a soft sculpture representation of your creation. Learn some basic hand sewing techniques in this unique class!  Course fee includes tuition and $20 supply fee.


Ages 15 to Adult
Jan. 12 - 26
Sat. 9:30am - 12:30pm

Instructor: Don Flory

Do you own a Digital SLR camera but feel you aren’t taking advantage of its capabilities? This class will help you understand what your camera has to offer. We’ll cover issues that are not unique to digital cameras, such as basic camera operations, exposure, light metering, depth of field, ISO settings, as well as issues that are unique to digital cameras such as navigating, jpeg versus raw, setting white balance, color correction, understanding the histogram and more. Each class will include photo walks in our neighborhood for guided practice working with your camera settings. All brands of DSLR camera are welcome.


Ages 15 & up
January 12-26
Sat. 10:30-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Through a trio of 2 hour workshops, students will learn the basic techniques and supplies needed to get started in acrylics, watercolors and pastels. This class is the perfect overview for the beginner who wants to compare these media options, and would make a wonderful gift for budding artists!

Course Fee includes $20.00 supply fee.

Fred and Ginger side by side
Dance Programs

Join us for the fabulous dance sessions one Sunday of each month at the Center for the Arts; or try out a dance class with one of our fabulous 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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