College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
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Venues

The Hylton Performing Arts Center boasts 102,000 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.

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.

Large Rehearsal Hall

This space will host rehearsals, recitals, lectures, receptions, and small ensembles and is the precise floor size of the Merchant Hall stage, allowing for the staging of full-scale rehearsals.

Ballard Postma Studio

This space is designed to host classes, lectures, rehearsals, and receptions and is the precise footprint of the Gregory Family Theater, allowing for the staging of full-scale rehearsals.

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