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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 7-11
April 13 - May 11
(5 weeks)
Mon. 6:30pm - 8pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton
Improve your fundamental drawing skills with a wide array of lessons which will include the use of traditional art mediums (pencil, marker, pastels, etc.) and technology (drawing software, tablets.) Class may be taken multiple times; lessons will vary from session to session. Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Age 15 & up
(5 weeks) April 15 - May 13
Wed. 7:00pm-8:30pm

Instructor: Emily Thomson
Develop your observational and rendering skills. Learn to understand and draw in terms of line, value, shape, texture, light, space, composition, and perspective using a variety of media and techniques. Please bring your artist sketching pencils and charcoals, and an 18" x 24" drawing pad. This class may be taken multiple times; the lessons presented will vary from session to session. Students new to drawing instruction will learn basic techniques; more advanced students will further develop skills & explore new directions.


Age 15 & up
(12 hours) April 17 - May 22
Fri. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Suhail Mir

Do you know the basic functions of your camera, but want to bring the “wow” factor to your photos? Improve your skills through 6 lessons with an expert. We will focus on using composition and lighting to capture more compelling images, and help you transition away from using automatic camera settings and move into the creative use of manual mode. We will gain practice with guided photo walks around town, then learn to take better photos through hands-on tutorials in the Center's computer lab. Please bring your DSLR camera to class. Enrollment limited to 8 students..

Check out the work of the instructor at http://suhailmirphotography.com/

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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