College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
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At the Hylton Center

Before the Performance

Pre-Performance Discussions

Sponsored by the Friends of the Hylton Center

Join us at the Hylton Center one hour prior to most Hylton Presents events, and enjoy our lively and popular Pre-Performance Discussions. These forums are led by local experts and, often, by the artists themselves. Here, patrons are encouraged to ask questions and are able to gain a bit of insight and knowledge about our world-renowned guest artists. Held in Merchant Hall, these captivating exchanges provide a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes!

When available, information about the speaker(s) is posted on the event listing for each performance.

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Enjoy exhibitions by local and regional visual artists before or after a performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery.

Food at the Center

Concessions are available prior to Hylton Presents performances and at intermissions in the Didlake Grand Foyer. Snacks, cookies, sodas, and wine are available for purchase. Cash only.

Raise Your Glass 

Did you know you can enjoy a beverage from the comfort of your own seat during the performance? Purchase a Hylton Center souvenir cup for $5, fill it with your favorite drink and enjoy the show. 

Where are the cups sold?

Cups are sold at the Hylton Center Ticket Office and the concession area for $5. (The cost of the cup is in addition to the price of your drink.)

Can I bring a drink into the theater without a Hylton Center spill proof cup?

No, only drinks in Hylton Center spill proof cups will be allowed. 

Can I bring in my own spill proof cup (my travel coffee mug, for example)?

No, only the Hylton Center spill proof cup or plastic bottled water with a lid will be allowed into the theaters.  

Can I bring drinks from home if they are in the Hylton Center cup?

No, drinks must be purchased at the concessions stand. 

Can I refill my Hylton Center cup?

Yes, refills may be purchased at the concessions stand at regular prices. 

Can I use a Center for the Arts cup at the Hylton Center?

Yes. Beverages may be purchased at the Hylton Center.

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