Performance Spaces

Your Stage Awaits

At Mason, you are front and center on our many stages.

There are intimate spaces for chamber music, flexible spaces for innovative theater, grand spaces for fully staged dance and musical theater performances, theater and opera, and everything in between. Our performing arts centers (yes, we have two!) are award-winning and equipped with everything to make your dream performance a reality. We have teams to support performances with professional costume design, set construction, lighting and sound. Whether you are performing solo or in an elaborate production, there is a stage for you at Mason.

In 2016, Mason's Schools of Theater and Music presented the perennial Broadway favorite, The Threepenny Opera, at the Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
In 2016, Mason's Schools of Theater and Music presented the perennial Broadway favorite, The Threepenny Opera, at the Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

About Our Performance Spaces

Performance Venue Details Recent student performances
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall 1,935-seat concert hall on the Fairfax Campus A Musical Feast Concert, Mason Symphony Orchestra and Choruses, Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Company Gala Dance Concert, Rags, Jazz for Justice, School of Music Big Band Showdown, The Gondoliers
Hylton Performing Arts Center 102,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, multi-performance spaces (Merchant Hall, Gregory Family Theater; Education and Rehearsal Hall, and more) to serve the community on the Science and Technology campus in Prince William County.  Mason School of Dance: Fall New Dances, Dance Innovations, Gala Concert; Dewberry School of Music: Mason Broadway Chorale Showcase; Mason Opera: Cendrillon; Mesdames de la Halle, Raising Voices; Mason School of Theater: The Mason Cabaret presents The Golden Age of Broadway 
Harris Theatre 460-seat theater on the Fairfax campus The Mason Cabaret, Mason Opera: Dido and Aeneas, Mason Dance Company, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Jazz Workshop Concert, 35mm: A Musical Exhibition.
TheaterSpace Flexible theater space seating up to 140 for performances on the Fairfax campus The Women of Lockerbie, Ten-Minute Play Festival, The Imaginary Invalid, Mason Fringe Performances, Our Country's Good
Dance Performance Studio  Flexible dance rehearsal and performance space on the Fairfax campus Mason Dance Studio Series
deLaski 3001 Flexible music rehearsal and performance space on the Fairfax campus National Jazz Workshop 2019, New Sound Collective, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble and solo recitals