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Help Us Celebrate Our New Education and Rehearsal Wing!

January 13, 2020

New Wing of the Hylton Center

Join us for a fun Family Open House on Sunday, February 9 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and help us celebrate the opening of the Hylton’s new Education and Rehearsal Wing! This free event will take place between Hylton Family Series performances of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Rainbow Fish. Enjoy interactive, family-friendly activities featuring community partners, fun giveaways, craft areas, snacks, and an opportunity to explore the new wing. Tickets to The Rainbow Fish are not required to attend the Family Open House.

On December 3 the Hylton Center officially opened the new Education and Rehearsal Wing with a ribbon cutting celebration. The $13.5 million expansion added 17,000 square feet and includes two rehearsal halls, six practice rooms, two classrooms, and two additional lobby spaces. The outfitted practice rooms and classrooms will empower students and artists of all ages to learn and perfect their craft at the Hylton Center, under the tutelage of George Mason University’s nationally renowned professors, Lifelong Learning lecturers, and professional artists. All of the spaces in the new Education and Rehearsal Wing will play a role in serving community events, from corporate meetings to galas. Rick Davis, Executive Director of the Hylton Center and Dean of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts shares, “the opening of this new Wing not only means an expansion of educational offerings at the Hylton Center, but also the opportunity for this community to fully enter into the entire life-cycle of artistic creation.”


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