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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 7 & up*
(1.5 hours) Dec. 8
Sun. 12:00-1:30pm

Come create an artistic gingerbread house you can display with pride. You bring one bag of candy to share and we’ll supply our homemade gingerbread, fresh royal icing, and fancy trimmings for each person to make their own unique “home sweet home.” Looking for holiday outings? Sign up with friends and family and work side by side in festive creativity.  Very limited enrollment; register early!  *Children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult registrant.


It's Christmas time at the North Pole and Buddy, the lovable elf, has just discovered that he is different from the other elves. Santa sends him "back home" to find his true father. And so Buddy's adventure begins. With joyous holiday music and hilarious antics, Buddy shares the true message of giving with everyone he meets. Join the Rooftop Productions cast and crew for this newly released holiday musical that is sure to be a classic!  Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum, with Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, Music by Matthew Sklar, and Lyrics by Chad Beguelin.


Ages 15 & up*
(1.5 hours) Dec. 8
Sun. 2:00 - 3:30pm

Come create an artistic gingerbread house you can display with pride. You bring one bag of candy to share and we’ll supply our homemade gingerbread, fresh royal icing, and fancy trimmings for each person to make their own unique “home sweet home.” Looking for holiday outings? Sign up with friends and family and work side by side in festive creativity.  Note: This session is timed to allow attendance at our 2pm matinee performance of Elf the Musical --- right upstairs in the Kellar Family Theater! Very limited enrollment; register early!

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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