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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


May 3
Sunday     4pm-5pm

Instructor: Natalya Nikitina

Improve flexibility, focus, and self-expression through meditative creative movement. We will warm-up, stretch, and transition to simple dance motions designed to support fitness and well-being. Find empowerment through a greater mind/body connection. Dance experience is not necessary. Dress comfortably, bring a water bottle.

$12 online through Sunday May 3 at 12pm Noon

$15 at the door


Ages 15 & up
May 7 - June 4

Thu. 10:15am - 12:45pm

Instructor: Mike Flynn
This class is designed for students (beginner to intermediate) who want to explore the unique principles of watercolor: transparency, speed, spontaneity.   Classes will emphasize and demonstrate brush work, color mixing, wash techniques, value patterns, design layout and composition. Class may be taken multiple times; subject matter will vary among a variety of landscapes, seascapes, florals and still-life. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Course Fee includes $12.00 paper supply fee.


Attend the dark, witty and Tony award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of Victorian London. Benjamin Barker, now known as Sweeney Todd, was one of the most accomplished barbers in London. Unjustly exiled by the depraved Judge Turpin, Sweeney Todd returns 15 years later seeking retribution against the man who harmed his beloved wife Lucy and took his child. Todd's quest for revenge leads him to Mrs. Lovett's failing pie shop, and the two go into business together. Todd's increasing blood lust inspires a new ingredient for Mrs. Lovett's pies...and their unsuspecting customers will pay the price!

Haunting scores by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd is based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond. This production masterpiece is sure to both thrill and send chills up your spine. THIS SHOW IS RATED PG-13.

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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