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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 15 & up
January 12-26
Sat. 10:30-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Through a trio of 2 hour workshops, students will learn the basic techniques and supplies needed to get started in acrylics, watercolors and pastels. This class is the perfect overview for the beginner who wants to compare these media options, and would make a wonderful gift for budding artists!

Course Fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 11 - 18
(10 Hours) Jan. 12 - Feb. 9
Sat. 2-4pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton
What’s behind Manga & Anime? Why are these so popular? We will look at Japanese cartooning, learn a bit about the history & techniques and apply our skills into making creative and original Japanese frame-boards. Hand drawing and digital tablets may be utilized with a variety of widely accessible software programs, including Krita™, Manga Studio™, Paint Tool Sai™, and MediBang Paint Pro™.  Course fee includes $20 supply fee.


Ages 5-7
(5 Weeks) Jan. 12 - Feb. 9
Sat. 3:00 – 4:45pm

Instructor:  Mary White
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.

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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