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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
(5 Weeks) Feb. 23 - March 23
Sat. 3:00 – 4:30pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton

What are the tools and techniques of cartoon drawing? Join this class and improve your ability to take a rough sketch to a finished cartoon using hand drawing media or digital tablets, as you choose. We will develop a cartoon character-based narrative and create pages of pictures and words to tell a story.  Course Fee includes tuition and supply fee.


Ages 5-7
(5 Weeks) Feb. 23 - March 23
Sat. 3:00 – 4:45pm

Instructor:  Nikki Osborne
Are you in search of new opportunities to nurture the creativity in your little Picasso? In this class we will explore a variety of mediums and themes involving drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture geared toward the youngest student. Each child will learn to greater appreciate art and their own creative power. Course Fee includes tuition and supply fee.


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Ages 8-18
(2 Hours)  Feb. 25
Mon. 5:30-7:30 pm

Get a head start on your next audition with this class on "need to know" basics. What is expected? How should you prepare? Learn about building a resume, delivering a monologue, or singing a few bars from your favorite song. Practice cold readings from the script to improve your self-confidence. This class is a must for those who want to try out for their school musical or for the next season at Pied Piper Theatre.

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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