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

In 2017-18, our many venues launch another outstanding season of events that feature highlights like an evening with Tony award winner and Broadway star Kelli O'Hara, international performances by Tango Buenos Aires and Moscow Festival Ballet, classic opera with the Virginia Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor, family favorites including Vienna Boys Choir and The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, 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

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.