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Mason is your arts destination in Northern Virginia. Enjoy your favorite arts on our stages and in our galleries on three Mason campuses. From intimate theater spaces to large performing arts centers, the College of Visual and Performing Arts offers arts for everyone. Visit our beautiful spaces and be inspired by the art of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, Mason faculty and students.

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People who attend Mason's two performing arts centers each year.
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Times each year the Steinway pianos at the Center for the Arts are tuned.
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Students singing onstage at once in the Hylton Center's Merchant Hall.
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Concerts, recitals, master classes, workshops, and seminars that Mason students and faculty present each year.

On our Stages

Fall 2021 sees the reopening of our venues to an in-person audience after a year of online events in our Mason Arts at Home series. Another outstanding season of events will feature highlights like an evening with the Emmy® and Tony Award-winning performer Kristen Chenoweth, international performances by The Chieftans, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Ballet Hispánico, classic opera with the Virginia Opera, and family favorites including Vienna Boys Choir and acrobatics from Cirque Éloize, as well as productions by Mason’s own talented students and faculty.

Browse our calendar of events for a truly varied and lively season. Better yet, become a subscriber at the Center for the Arts or Hylton Performing Arts Center (subscription packages will be available for winter 2021/spring 2022 events beginning October 12) and attend as many events as you like at a discounted rate!

In our Galleries

Gillespie Gallery of Art
Gillespie Gallery of Art

Free art exhibitions take place on Mason’s three Northern Virginia campuses throughout the year. Works by students, faculty, and professionals, both near and far, are displayed in the Gillespie Gallery of Art, Founders Hall Gallery, Buchanan Partners Art Gallery and Mason’s other beautiful exhibition spaces. 

The Gregory Family Theater
Come One, Come All

All types of performances and productions are showcased at the Gregory Family Theater at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Science and Technology campus in Prince William County, Virginia.