College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
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About the Performances

The Best of Arts and Entertainment Right in Your Backyard

Each season, Hylton Center patrons enjoy a range of quality performing arts experiences, which are presented by the Hylton Center, its Arts Partners, Affiliate Arts Organizations, and independent presenters.

Hylton Presents

The Hylton Presents series features a wide array of performances featuring international and national artists in comedy, dance, music, and theater. From bluegrass to Beethoven, acrobatics to salsa dancing and everything in between, the Hylton Center has something for everyone!

Hylton Family Series

Fun family entertainment at affordable prices, the Hylton Family Series is designed to introduce children to the arts through lively and engaging programs in song, dance, and story. Adults and children alike will experience the magic of live theater and be enchanted by hilarious characters, delightful music, and heartwarming tales.

Matinee Idylls

Enjoy an idyllic afternoon in the company of good food, music, and friends, starting with lunch by an outstanding local restaurant followed by a one-hour concert of distinguished musicians presenting a colorful variety of music, chamber-style.  Coffee and a dessert reception with artists conclude the event.

American Roots Series

Experience up-close, down-home concerts with the best of bluegrass, country, blues, and more. Enjoying the casual setting of the Gregory Family Theater with food and beverage for purchase.

Mason Arts at the Hylton Center

Catch a rising star in a variety of performance genres including music, theater, and dance that showcases the talented students of Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts. Enjoy outstanding performances by Mason's School of Theater, School of Dance, and School of Music.

Arts Partners

The Hylton Center is the primary performance home to the following community-based arts organizations who were instrumental in the creation of the Hylton Center: Manassas Ballet Theatre, Manassas Chorale, Manassas Symphony Orchestra, Prince William Little Theatre, The Creative and Performing Arts Center (CAPAC), Asaph Dance Ensemble, and Youth Orchestras of Prince William. These dynamic organizations present year-round performances on the stages of the Hylton Center and represent the extraordinary talents and resources in our region.

Affiliate Arts Organizations

The Hylton Center works with a broad group of arts organizations in Prince William County that present a diverse selection of performances at the venue.

Schools & Programs