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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 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 13 & up
June 25-29
Mon.-Fri. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Annaliess Trommatter

Do you love to draw and want to explore line, shape, texture and value in a manner that conveys drama and mystique? Try the visually powerful medium of charcoal. We will experiment with additive and subtractive applications using charcoal pencils and sticks, and learn blending tools and techniques to manipulate the medium for a wide variety of effects. We will also work a bit outdoors so set-up, tools & techniques of plein air drawing may be introduced.

Course fee includes tuition and $20.00 supply fee.

Ages 13-Adult
July 2-6; no class 7/4
Mon., Tues., Thu., Fri. 10am-1pm

Instructor: Mike Flynn

Join artist Mike Flynn & learn to paint outdoors at beautiful Windy Knoll Farm in Nokesville. Working both in the field and within an onsite studio, students will take inspiration from nature, regardless of weather. Set-up, tools & techniques of plein air painting will be introduced. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from Mike as he demonstrates and paints throughout the experience. Learn more about the location at www.windyknollfarm.com.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

Ages 12-16
July 2-6; no class 7/4
Mon., Tues., Thu., Fri. 10am - 12pm

Instructor: Suhail Mir

Middle school photography lovers - Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from expert photographer Suhail Mir. He has crafted a course designed to teach you how to capture that “great shot”, tell a story through images, and express yourself through photographs. Class topics will include common mistakes, rules of composition, storytelling, leading lines, repeating patterns, creative angles, shapes and lighting. Students must bring their own digital cameras to every class. (Phone and tablet cameras are acceptable, too.)

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) has been created for middle school students. 

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