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Events & Programs

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

Shrek Swampfest CharactersPied Piper Theater

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, the Center for the Arts’ theatre company, now entering its 10th year, brings a refreshing variety of classic drama, comedy, and musical entertainment to the community.

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Upcoming Events & Programs


Ages Teens & Adults
(5 weeks) April 7 – May 5
Fri. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Jump into an adventure and into the world of watercolor. Beginners will learn the basic tools and techniques of the medium; more advanced students are encouraged to explore new methods, materials and styles. You can grow as an artist with the class since it is offered throughout the year. A different approach or subject matter is presented each session. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor, along with individual instruction geared for your comfort level. Supply list will be provided. Course fee includes tuition and paper supply fee.


Age 15 – Adult
(6 weeks) Apr. 7 - May 19;  no class 4/14
Fri. 6:30pm-8:30pm

Instructor: Suhail Mir
Do you know the basic functions of your camera, but want to take your skills & artistry to the next level?  This class will focus on using composition and lighting to capture more compelling images, and introduce the powerful use of photo enhancement software. We will gain practice with guided photo walks around town, and learn to manipulate & optimize images with Adobe Lightroom in the Center's computer lab. Please bring your DSLR camera to class. Check out the work of the instructor at http://suhailmirphotography.com/


Ages 15 & up
(4 Weeks)  Apr. 12 - May 3   
Wed. 7:00–9:00pm

Instructor: Emily Thomson
This class is designed for the beginner. Take this opportunity to work step by step in acrylic paints to achieve a complete animal portrait painting. Color mixing, technique, and material properties will be addressed. Bring your favorite animal photograph to use as a visual reference. Course Fee includes tuition and supply fee.

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Dance Programs

Join us for the fabulous dance sessions one Sunday of each month from 4-6pm at the Center for the Arts. Beginners and advanced dancers are all welcome.

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Arts on the Go

The Arts on the Go project consists of three self-contained interactive exhibits, each with a distinct theme.  Two modules (Habitats and Energy Matters) have been designed for use in elementary schools, and a third module (PowerUP!) has been created for middle school students.

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