COVID-19 Updates

Spring 2021 Update

In light of current public health concerns, we are delaying the reopening of the Hylton Center for indoor, in-person performances until April 2021 at the earliest. With well-being at the forefront of our actions, we continue to monitor safety levels and will open our doors accordingly. This allows us to ensure your safety as well as that of the artists and the staff who make each performance special. We are pleased that many of the artists who were not able to appear during this time will be returning to our stage in future seasons.

What to Expect in 2021

2021 will begin with a vibrant offering of Hylton at Home programming, including exclusive artist experiences just for subscribers and donors. As we get closer to spring, we hope to introduce a small number of safe, in-person performances, including outdoor, Hylton on the Hill performances. On January 26, we will announce both digital performances through May. Outdoor performances will be announced shortly after that. For ticketed digital and outdoor performances, you can expect ticket sales to be announced by email a few weeks prior to the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will tickets for Spring 2021 performances be available for purchase?

Access passes for paid digital performances in February and March go on sale online on January 26 at 7 p.m. Phone and in-person sales will begin on January 27 at 10 a.m. For most ticketed performances, you can expect ticket sales to be announced by email a few weeks prior to the event. Information will be updated here as it becomes available.

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I had tickets to a performance in the 2019-2020 season. What happened to those?

All outstanding tickets to canceled performances were refunded after June 1, 2020, or—if requested prior—were converted to an account credit or tax-deductible donation to the Hylton Center.  Contact the Ticket Office

How can I reach someone at the Hylton Center?

The ticket office is open for in-person and phone transactions. Ticket Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The ticket office will be closed December 14-January 25. The ticket office may be reached at hylton@gmu.edu or through this contact form. For more information, please visit the Contact page.

Will there be performances at the Hylton Center in spring 2021?

After much careful consideration in coordination with George Mason University, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our presentation of traditional, live, professional performances inside our spaces until at least April 2021. 

We will be presenting online events on the Hylton at Home platform this winter and spring and hope to introduce a small number of safe in-person performances when conditions allow. 

The spring 2021 season of safe and artistically satisfying arts experiences will be announced on January 26.

When performances begin again, what measures will the Hylton Center take to ensure the safety and comfort of patrons?

Our staff is working tirelessly to be ready to welcome audiences back at the appropriate time with safety measures in place. We will continue to follow the guidance of George Mason University, the Virginia Department of Health, and the CDC. Details about safety precautions for outdoor performances are available here.  Updates about what to expect when indoor performances resume will be posted here. 

How can I support the Hylton Center during this time?

Your support is more important than ever to ensure that when it is safe to gather together again, our stages will be bustling with world-class artists. Your donation of any amount makes a difference and is deeply appreciated. Make a gift

How can I get the latest updates?

Please find and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube for updates, livestreams, conversations with artists, and more. Sign up for email updates

Is the Hylton Center offering any online performances at this time?

While we can’t invite you into our spaces physically right now, we want to continue to share artistic experiences with you.  On April 2, Hylton at Home launched with a highly attended livestream performance by American Roots Series artist, Bumper Jacksons. A variety of additional livestreamed and recorded offerings followed, featuring professional guest artists, talented alumni, students, and faculty of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Explore Hylton at Home.

Is the Hylton Center renting its spaces to the public right now?

In coordination with George Mason University, the Hylton Center facilities will be following CDC and University COVID protocols for rentals. For information and updates on rentals, please contact Susan Landess, Sales and Community Relations Manager at slandess@gmu.edu.

Hylton at Home brings you livestreamed performances, releases of previously recorded content, as well as interactive arts experiences. 

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