Center for the Arts

  • May 12, 2022

    Still tapping our toes, the Center for the Arts looks back on SW!NG OUT's time within the community, George Mason University, and the Center. As an Artist-in-Residence, SW!NG OUT company members engaged with local swing dance groups, area students, Hylton Performing Arts Center’s Veterans and the Arts Initiative, and community members to share the history of swing and Lindy Hop—and get dancing too! After a wonderful collection of community activities, SW!NG OUT concluded its time at George Mason University with its highly anticipated performance at the Center for the Arts on March 19.

  • May 12, 2022

    The Center for the Arts at George Mason University announced its 2022/2023 season of mainstage performances, featuring a diverse lineup of artists and ensembles across many genres, as part of Great Performances at Mason and the Family Series. 

  • May 12, 2022

    GRAMMY-winning composer and Mason Artist-in-Residence Maria Schneider worked with students, faculty, staff, and community members during her April 2022 residency at the Center for the Arts.

  • December 3, 2021

    Prolific, Black female choreographer Camille A. Brown tackles these profound but straightforward questions through vibrant, intensely athletic, story-infused social dance that has brought the pint-sized phenom tremendous acclaim and catapulted her to fame.

  • November 4, 2021

    On Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m., George Mason University’s Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music is proud to present the Jazz4Justice™ 20th Anniversary Concert, a one-of-a-kind event celebrating Northern Virginia’s love of music while raising funds to support legal services for low-income Northern Virginians and the George Mason University Jazz Studies program.

  • October 5, 2021

    Beginning October 18, and until further notice, all attendees of indoor events or performances at the Center for the Arts, regardless of age, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of their visit or show a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry. Face coverings will be required for patrons ages two and up.

  • October 5, 2021

    In what ways can a classical music ensemble build resonance and relevancy in modern society? Mason’s second Artist-in-Residence of the 2021/2022 season, Sphinx Virtuosi, one of the nation’s most innovative and pioneering chamber music ensembles, tackles that issue with a two-pronged approach

  • September 3, 2021

    ​​​​​​​It is with overwhelming enthusiasm that we finally flicker our lobby lights and announce that "Intermission is Over!" This fall, we cannot wait to safely welcome you back to witness artistic excellence in-person at the Center for the Arts.

  • September 3, 2021

    CARTOGRAPHY is a “stunning” (The New York Times) and timely theatrical work that follows five young refugees searching for a new place to call home. Created in collaboration with Artist-in-Resident Kaneza Schaal and writer and illustrator Christopher Myers, CARTOGRAPHY draws on their work with refugee youth from around the world.