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.
People who attend Mason's two performing arts centers each year.
Times each year the Steinway pianos at the Center for the Arts are tuned.
Students singing onstage at once in the Hylton Center's Merchant Hall.
Concerts, recitals, master classes, workshops, and seminars that Mason students and faculty present each year.
What Mason students pay for tickets to many arts performances.
On our Stages
In 2016-17, our many venues launch another outstanding season of events that include some favorites such as The Midtown Men, a high-octane show of hits from the 1960’s, international performances by The Havana Cuba All-Stars and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, classic opera with the Virginia Opera’s The Barber of Seville, family favorites including illusionist Jason Bishop and the Shanghai Acrobats, 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 and attend as many events as you like at a discounted rate!
In our Galleries
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 Fine Arts Gallery, Founders Hall Gallery, Buchanan Partners Art Gallery and Mason’s other beautiful exhibition spaces.