College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
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George Mason University


The Hylton Performing Arts Center boasts 85,000 square feet of beautiful and unique spaces to serve our community.

Merchant Hall

1,123-seat Merchant Hall is an elegantly styled opera house with a 100-foot stage and orchestra pit. Its clever design provides every audience member an intimate experience and the perfect setting for a variety of genres - symphonies, dance, opera and theater – everything from bluegrass to Beethoven.

Gregory Family Theater

242-seat Gregory Family Theater offers flexible seating arrangements that make it ideal for dance, theater, cabaret, and chamber groups. With an open floor plan, it is the optimal choice for customizing special events.

Didlake Grand Foyer

The Didlake Grand Foyer is a two-story lobby with a full glass front for plenty of natural light that seats over 100 for dinner and holds up to 500 for standing receptions.

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

The Buchanan Partners Art Gallery on the second floor of the lobby serves as a focal point to showcase works by local and regional visual artists on a rotational basis and add yet another artistic element to the Didlake Grand Foyer.

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