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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


Event Phone: 703-330-2787

Ages 12-Adult
(4 Hours) Saturday 9am-1pm
April 27, 2019

Instructor: Dale Walsh

Behind the Scenes will give students a chance to learn the art of technical theater. Topics to be covered will include design and operation of lighting and sound systems, set design and construction, special effects, and stage management. Classes will take place in real working theaters and include hands-on experience. Learn what goes on behind the curtain--this class is a must for aspiring "techies" both for school drama activities as well as for upcoming Pied Piper Theatre productions.


Ages 5-7
(5 Weeks) Apr. 27 - May 25
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.


Love to Swing!
A Celebration of Swing Dancing with a live performance by regional favorite, the Silver Tones Swing Band
Saturday, April 27
7 to 10:30 pm

Cash bar and refreshments opens at 7pm
7:15 - 8pm Dance Lesson with world-renowned Swing Dancer and teacher eWA Burak included in ticket purchase.

Advance tickets $15 available here online through 3pm, April 27.
Tickets will be available at the door for $20.

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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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