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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


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.


Age 11 & up
(12 hours) May 23 - June 13
Sat. 1:30-4:30pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Improve your photographs and/or drawings with technology! Learn how to artistically transform images – with the use of computers and digital drawing tablets, creative possibilities are endless. We’ll start the session in our Historic Manassas neighborhood; students may photograph or sketch as they choose. We will manipulate our digital files with Adobe Photoshop and other widely accessible software programs in the Center’s computer lab. Using images created during class or from the students’ own body of work we will make compelling new compositions. Phone & tablet cameras welcome. This introductory class is suitable for ages 11 to adults. Enrollment limited to 8 students. Tuition includes $15.00 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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