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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 11-14
February 7 - 28
Fri.  6:30-8:30pm

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.

Murder on the Manassas Express

It's 1930 and passengers board the Manassas Express for a leisurely trip to points south. But, along the way murder and mayhem ensue when one of the passengers meets an untimely end.  Join us on the Manassas Express for an evening of good food and fun while you try to solve the mysterious murder along the way.  Interested in being a part of the show? Come dressed as one of the following characters for a chance to act in the show:

Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Jessica Fletcher, Sam Spade, Ellery Queen, Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlow, Hildegarde Withers, and Father Dowling.

Ticket price includes a four course meal. Cash bar available and opens at 6pm.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  No reserved seating except when you purchase a reserved table.

*Reserved Tables are limited and will not be available after January 27, 2020. (Full table purchased only, see below for pricing.) Patrons who purchase 8 or more tickets individually will not receive a reserved table.* Tickets are only available to this show through February 3, 2020.


Appetizer  - Cheese and Charcuterie with assorted crackers, grapes and berries

Salad - Deconstructed Crab Tower: Fresh crab meat piled layered with pineapple and mango salsa, sliced cucumber and avocado pulp then finished with a cucumber wasabi aioli

Entree - Manassas Surf & Turf: Tender marinated tenderloin beef tips seasoned and pan seared, served with pan jus and a warm salmon confit served atop a southern style grit cake with seasonal vegetables

Dessert - Chocolate Parfait: Supple whipped chocolate mousse layered with vanilla cream and crushed nuts, then topped with fresh mint and berry coulis

Vegetarian Option available upon request.  (Contact the Center after you purchase your ticket to request this option.)

Purchased tickets will be available at Will Call the day of the performance.

Ages 15 & up
(4.5 hours) February 8
Sat. 10am - 2:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Take your drawings to new depths of visual interest with a better understanding of the colored pencils medium. This workshop will focus on color blending, shading and textural variations using an array of application techniques. Train your eye to see form and color with greater distinction -- colored pencils are supremely portable and ideal for urban and plein air sketching, cartoon coloring, mixed media explorations, and abstract compositions.  All skill levels welcome. Course fee includes tuition and $8 supply fee.

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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