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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


Ages 7-11
January 18 - February 8
Fri.  6:30-8:30pm
(4 weeks)
Instructor: 
Lydia Bratton

Wish you had more time to make something amazing in the art room? Come indulge design impulses in our Friday night studio art class!  Find plenty of individual instruction and opportunities to try new media and techniques; projects explored may vary with each student's interest. We will draw, paint, sketch, and build dynamic creations. Course fee includes $15.00 supply fee.


Ages 16 & up
Jan. 25 - Mar. 1
Fri. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Suhail Mir

Learn from a professional and practice the many ways you may enhance photos with the powerful software Adobe Lightroom®. Photographer Suhail Mir will use his own art to demonstrate key ways Lightroom may be used to transform images, and will introduce the software’s photo management, archiving, and backup utilities. Students will work through hands-on tutorials in the Center’s computer lab. Lightroom will be employed for better visual storytelling - improving composition, color balance and tone, sharpening, reducing noise, straightening, or selectively converting to black-and-white. Bring your own images to class on a flash drive or camera chip and be prepared to upload them to computers in the lab. Basic computer knowledge is an essential prerequisite for this class. Enrollment limited to 8 students..


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Ages 15 & up
(6 Weeks)  Feb. 7 - March 21;  no class Feb. 14
Thurs
. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Jean Seelig
Learn fundamental Asian brush painting techniques while painting on rice paper, silk and other surfaces! Award-winning artist Jean Seelig will introduce the 4000-year-old philosophy, traditions and techniques of Sumi-e brush painting as she teaches students to capture the essential spirit as well as the appearance of natural forms within their designs. One stroke techniques will be demonstrated and practiced during the class. Motifs will vary with the season.
Course fee includes tuition and $15 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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