George Mason University's Center for the Arts

George Mason University's Center for the Arts The Center for the Arts is the centerpiece of performing arts on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Since October 1990, when the doors to the Concert Hall opened, the arts in Northern Virginia have not been the same.
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The Center for the Arts plays a key role in the cultural vitality of the Washington Metropolitan region, attracting more than 100,000 patrons each year to: performances by local artists and ensembles; community events; student and faculty productions; and our own multidisciplinary series—Great Performances at Mason. For performance and ticket information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu or call (888) 945-2468. Parking is available on Mason Pond Deck or Lot K. Questions about directions and parking? Please visit cfa.gmu.edu/directions.

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❗️New tickets for Runaways just released ❗️More tickets are now available for both the 2pm and 8pm performances today. A...
05/01/2021

❗️New tickets for Runaways just released ❗️

More tickets are now available for both the 2pm and 8pm performances today.

Act quickly: https://bit.ly/33ctjWZ

❗️New tickets for Runaways just released ❗️

More tickets are now available for both the 2pm and 8pm performances today.

Act quickly: https://bit.ly/33ctjWZ

It's #InternationalJazzDay - join us to celebrate!
05/01/2021
International Jazz Day

It's #InternationalJazzDay - join us to celebrate!

Share the vibrancy and vitality of jazz music with Mason Jazz students and faculty on April 30 in a new digital performance! International Jazz Day brings to...

04/30/2021

❗️Important update on tonight’s Mason Players performance ❗️

UPDATE: we are now sold out. Picture this: you and your bubble enjoying a picnic as you take in jazz at a live outdoor c...
04/30/2021

UPDATE: we are now sold out.

Picture this: you and your bubble enjoying a picnic as you take in jazz at a live outdoor concert. You can make it happen! Join us for a performance on Mason Pond Lawn when the Mason jazz Faculty pays tribute to living legend Sonny Rollins.

May 2. Just a few tickets left: https://bit.ly/3djSLyD

UPDATE: we are now sold out.

Picture this: you and your bubble enjoying a picnic as you take in jazz at a live outdoor concert. You can make it happen! Join us for a performance on Mason Pond Lawn when the Mason jazz Faculty pays tribute to living legend Sonny Rollins.

May 2. Just a few tickets left: https://bit.ly/3djSLyD

Mason dancers never cease to amaze us! Happy International Dance Day!
04/29/2021

Mason dancers never cease to amaze us! Happy International Dance Day!

Happy International Dance Day!
Tune into Mason Dance Company: Studio Series Concert featuring choreography by Mason Dance students! This performance is Saturday, May 1st @8pm! Friends & Family will receive a link for the concert!💚💛

04/29/2021
International Jazz Day 2021 - Promo

We can't wait to celebrate #InternationalJazzDay tomorrow!

Mason Jazz students and faculty will showcase this incredible art form in a streaming performance at 8pm.

Join us.

Join us outside on Mason Pond Lawn for Collision of Rhythm TODAY at 3pm. Just a few tickets left: bit.ly/3nlOsY0
04/25/2021

Join us outside on Mason Pond Lawn for Collision of Rhythm TODAY at 3pm.

Just a few tickets left: bit.ly/3nlOsY0

Join us outside on Mason Pond Lawn for Collision of Rhythm TODAY at 3pm.

Just a few tickets left: bit.ly/3nlOsY0

04/22/2021
Earth Day: Arcadia Mixtape

Join us for Earth Day: Arcadia Mixtape. Set in Arcadia, artist Sam Nester's environmental public art installation, this celebration of our planet features live music, modern dance and original poetry.

04/22/2021
Collision of Rhythm

Collision of Rhythm is the ultimate dynamic duo made up of a tap-dancing percussion virtuoso and a beatboxing, juggling musician. Bring the entire family for this fun show on Mason Pond Lawn, our outdoor performance space!

April 25. Just a few tickets left, so don’t wait: bit.ly/3sEXbpw

Film buffs, tonight is the last Visiting Filmmakers Series event of the semester. Join us for a conversation with filmma...
04/21/2021

Film buffs, tonight is the last Visiting Filmmakers Series event of the semester. Join us for a conversation with filmmaker Radha Blank, and artist, curator, and producer Elissa Blount Moorhead.

Streaming live at 7:30pm tonight! Register now: bit.ly/3tjnqCN

🎥 Film at Mason Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason

Film buffs, tonight is the last Visiting Filmmakers Series event of the semester. Join us for a conversation with filmmaker Radha Blank, and artist, curator, and producer Elissa Blount Moorhead.

Streaming live at 7:30pm tonight! Register now: bit.ly/3tjnqCN

🎥 Film at Mason Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason

04/20/2021
The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices

The Artist Activist: Centering Black Voices speaker series returns for the last event of the semester with artists Maurice Cherry and Lex Brown. Two individuals from incredibly different spectrums of art, Cherry is a designer and podcaster and Brown is an avant garde visual and performance artist, but both work to push the boundaries of what “art” means. Moderated by School of Art Faculty member Rachel Debuque, this conversation will center around how these divergent disciplines speak to one another, examining how these two prominent artists break the rules in their own unique ways.

Cherry is a creative strategist, designer, and digital creator best known for his podcast Revision Path where he interviews Black creatives from around the world. In 2019, Revision Path became the first podcast to be added as a permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Cherry was the recipient of the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary and was named as one of GDUSA’s “People to Watch” in 2018. Read Maurice Cherry’s full biography.

Working as an artist, musician, and writer, known for her video and performance art, Brown has captivated audiences around the U.S. Her work is, “informed by the omnipresence of data, information, media, and how images condition our bodies and language.” She works to tear down internalized racism and sexism within herself and audience. She also teaches at Harvard and Princeton alongside her multifaceted work in these artistic fields. Read Lex Brown’s full biography.

The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices features nationally renowned artists speaking about the essential intersection between the creative sector and social justice movements. Using their artistic practice as a jumping off point, these speakers seek to ignite meaningful dialogue within our community, inspiring actionable tools for change. Curated by a panel of anti-racist Mason educators, the conversations are to be free and open to the public.

Streaming tonight at 7pm - our latest installment of The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices.
04/20/2021

Streaming tonight at 7pm - our latest installment of The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices.

Don't miss the next installment of the The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Maurice Cherry and Lex Brown.

Two individuals from incredibly different spectrums of art, Cherry is a designer and podcaster and Brown is an avant garde visual and performance artist, but both work to push the boundaries of what “art” means.

Streaming April 20. bit.ly/2Rwnykt

❗NEW TIX RELEASED❗A new block of tickets for our previously sold-out Barclay Brass concert has just been released! Join ...
04/17/2021

❗NEW TIX RELEASED❗

A new block of tickets for our previously sold-out Barclay Brass concert has just been released!

Join us Sunday, April 18 for an in-person outdoor concert on Mason Pond Lawn featuring this delightful ensemble.

Quick, before we sell out again: bit.ly/3twbJc4

❗NEW TIX RELEASED❗

A new block of tickets for our previously sold-out Barclay Brass concert has just been released!

Join us Sunday, April 18 for an in-person outdoor concert on Mason Pond Lawn featuring this delightful ensemble.

Quick, before we sell out again: bit.ly/3twbJc4

🙋‍♀️ if you're joining us for Barclay Brass on Sunday afternoon! It's going to be a socially distanced outdoor concert o...
04/16/2021

🙋‍♀️ if you're joining us for Barclay Brass on Sunday afternoon! It's going to be a socially distanced outdoor concert on Mason Pond Lawn, and we can't wait to welcome you back to the Center for the Arts!

More info: bit.ly/3a9qFoW

🙋‍♀️ if you're joining us for Barclay Brass on Sunday afternoon! It's going to be a socially distanced outdoor concert on Mason Pond Lawn, and we can't wait to welcome you back to the Center for the Arts!

More info: bit.ly/3a9qFoW

Don't miss the next installment of the The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Maurice Cherry and Lex Brown.Two...
04/15/2021

Don't miss the next installment of the The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Maurice Cherry and Lex Brown.

Two individuals from incredibly different spectrums of art, Cherry is a designer and podcaster and Brown is an avant garde visual and performance artist, but both work to push the boundaries of what “art” means.

Streaming April 20. bit.ly/2Rwnykt

Don't miss the next installment of the The Artist-Activist: Centering Black Voices with Maurice Cherry and Lex Brown.

Two individuals from incredibly different spectrums of art, Cherry is a designer and podcaster and Brown is an avant garde visual and performance artist, but both work to push the boundaries of what “art” means.

Streaming April 20. bit.ly/2Rwnykt

If a concert in the garden is exactly your speed, Earth Day: Arcadia Mixtape is the #MasonArtsAtHome event for you. Set ...
04/14/2021

If a concert in the garden is exactly your speed, Earth Day: Arcadia Mixtape is the #MasonArtsAtHome event for you. Set in Arcadia, artist Sam Nester's environmental public art installation, this celebration of our planet features live music, modern dance and original poetry.

Streaming live on April 22. You can also visit Arcadia on Twitch now: https://bit.ly/3skga8q

If a concert in the garden is exactly your speed, Earth Day: Arcadia Mixtape is the #MasonArtsAtHome event for you. Set in Arcadia, artist Sam Nester's environmental public art installation, this celebration of our planet features live music, modern dance and original poetry.

Streaming live on April 22. You can also visit Arcadia on Twitch now: https://bit.ly/3skga8q

Join us tonight for a conversation with Young Alumni Commissioning Project Award Recipient Donovan Jones. He'll screen h...
04/14/2021

Join us tonight for a conversation with Young Alumni Commissioning Project Award Recipient Donovan Jones. He'll screen his music video “Do Better,” and discuss his work and career.

LIVE tonight at 7pm. More info: https://bit.ly/3g6IZmp

🎥 Film at Mason

#MasonArtsAtHome

Join us tonight for a conversation with Young Alumni Commissioning Project Award Recipient Donovan Jones. He'll screen his music video “Do Better,” and discuss his work and career.

LIVE tonight at 7pm. More info: https://bit.ly/3g6IZmp

🎥 Film at Mason

#MasonArtsAtHome

Due to inclement weather, today's event - Chorale Broadway Showcase 2021, When You Believe - has been moved indoors to t...
04/11/2021

Due to inclement weather, today's event - Chorale Broadway Showcase 2021, When You Believe - has been moved indoors to the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

All original tickets are still valid. If you prefer not to attend an indoor event, please contact the ticket office, which opens at 3pm today: cfa.gmu.edu/about/contact

Due to inclement weather, today's event - Chorale Broadway Showcase 2021, When You Believe - has been moved indoors to the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

All original tickets are still valid. If you prefer not to attend an indoor event, please contact the ticket office, which opens at 3pm today: cfa.gmu.edu/about/contact

Tonight at 8pm, Mason Players presents Are You There?, a series of short plays that explore connection, intimacy and wha...
04/09/2021

Tonight at 8pm, Mason Players presents Are You There?, a series of short plays that explore connection, intimacy and what it means to be with people.

Register to watch now - it's not too late! bit.ly/3wSXBfk

#MasonArtsAtHome

Tonight at 8pm, Mason Players presents Are You There?, a series of short plays that explore connection, intimacy and what it means to be with people.

Register to watch now - it's not too late! bit.ly/3wSXBfk

#MasonArtsAtHome

Live performances returning this weekend! Join us on Mason Pond Lawn —-> cfa.calendar.gmu.edu
04/09/2021

Live performances returning this weekend!

Join us on Mason Pond Lawn —-> cfa.calendar.gmu.edu

Live performances returning this weekend!

Join us on Mason Pond Lawn —-> cfa.calendar.gmu.edu

George Mason University #GivingDay isn't over yet - you still have us time to reach our goal - and we're so close!Our Ar...
04/09/2021

George Mason University #GivingDay isn't over yet - you still have us time to reach our goal - and we're so close!

Our Artist-in-Residence program gives renowned artists a direct connection to Mason and the surrounding community, offering master classes, workshops, performance opportunities and more. Your gift enables this program to continue and flourish, both online and when we are able to gather in-person once more.

If you can, contribute today: bit.ly/3d2s6ri

George Mason University #GivingDay isn't over yet - you still have us time to reach our goal - and we're so close!

Our Artist-in-Residence program gives renowned artists a direct connection to Mason and the surrounding community, offering master classes, workshops, performance opportunities and more. Your gift enables this program to continue and flourish, both online and when we are able to gather in-person once more.

If you can, contribute today: bit.ly/3d2s6ri

Today is #GivingDay at George Mason University.One of the funds you can choose to contribute to today supports our Artis...
04/08/2021

Today is #GivingDay at George Mason University.

One of the funds you can choose to contribute to today supports our Artists-in-Residence program. We're proud to bring these renowned artists to the Center for the Arts, and of the opportunities we create together for transformational experiences, in and out of the classroom.

If you can, donate now: http://givingday.gmu.edu

Today is #GivingDay at George Mason University.

One of the funds you can choose to contribute to today supports our Artists-in-Residence program. We're proud to bring these renowned artists to the Center for the Arts, and of the opportunities we create together for transformational experiences, in and out of the classroom.

If you can, donate now: http://givingday.gmu.edu

How has federal arts policy evolved during the past several presidential administrations, and what does its future look ...
04/07/2021

How has federal arts policy evolved during the past several presidential administrations, and what does its future look like?

Join us tonight (April 7) at 6:30pm when the George Mason University Arts Management Program presents a digital conversation with Associate Professor Dr. Carole Rosenstein, and immediate-past Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, to explore these questions.

Registration is required. More info here: https://bit.ly/31RRKbR

Presented in collaboration with Arlington Forward.

How has federal arts policy evolved during the past several presidential administrations, and what does its future look like?

Join us tonight (April 7) at 6:30pm when the George Mason University Arts Management Program presents a digital conversation with Associate Professor Dr. Carole Rosenstein, and immediate-past Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, to explore these questions.

Registration is required. More info here: https://bit.ly/31RRKbR

Presented in collaboration with Arlington Forward.

Join us now - the latest installment of the Dewberry Artist Series is now live with Brilliant Brass.
03/30/2021
Dewberry Artist Series: Brilliant Brass!

Join us now - the latest installment of the Dewberry Artist Series is now live with Brilliant Brass.

The Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music faculty resume their free recital series with digital pre-recorded performances as part of Mason Arts at Hom...

We're ready for spring! 🌸🌸🌸
03/30/2021

We're ready for spring! 🌸🌸🌸

We're ready for spring! 🌸🌸🌸

03/29/2021
Alumni Cocktails and Conversation: Artist Educators

Join is for the newest installment of Alumni Cocktails and Conversation. Tonight, Dean Rick Davis and artist educators Jennifer Tsukayama, Maria Cuzzocrea Burke and Jordan Daugherty reflect on one year of challenges and opportunities of virtual arts instruction, and what lies ahead.

Join us tonight for the latest installment of Alumni Cocktails & Conversations!
03/29/2021

Join us tonight for the latest installment of Alumni Cocktails & Conversations!

Alumni Cocktails & Conversations with Dean Davis is back! 🎓

On March 29 at 7 p.m. ET, artist educators reflect on 1 year of virtual arts instruction and what lies ahead. The featured guests include Jennifer Tsukayama and Jordan Daugherty (School of Dance) and Maria Cuzzocrea Burke (School of Art).

Join via the George Mason University's Center for the Arts' website, Facebook, and YouTube: https://bit.ly/31oZime

#MasonArtsAtHome

The 2021 George Mason University School of Dance Gala and Fête is streaming now! Join us as these talented dancers at th...
03/28/2021
2021 Mason Dance Gala

The 2021 George Mason University School of Dance Gala and Fête is streaming now! Join us as these talented dancers at the beginning of their careers perform works by some of the country’s most prominent choreographers.

Witness the power and resilience of dance as the Mason Dance Company takes the stage for this year’s virtual Gala Concert, which will be free and streamed to...

Join us outside on the Mason Pond Lawn for our first in-person concert of the year with The Barclay Brass! This visionar...
03/26/2021

Join us outside on the Mason Pond Lawn for our first in-person concert of the year with The Barclay Brass! This visionary ensemble will perform an out of this world concert of classical works and themes from the Star Wars soundtrack.

April 18. Tickets on sale now: https://bit.ly/31k1CuJ

Join us outside on the Mason Pond Lawn for our first in-person concert of the year with The Barclay Brass! This visionary ensemble will perform an out of this world concert of classical works and themes from the Star Wars soundtrack.

April 18. Tickets on sale now: https://bit.ly/31k1CuJ

We had the 👑best time ever👑 with Broadway Princess Party last weekend! Special thanks to sponsor F.H. Furr Plumbing, Hea...
03/23/2021

We had the 👑best time ever👑 with Broadway Princess Party last weekend! Special thanks to sponsor F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical for helping make the party possible.

We had the 👑best time ever👑 with Broadway Princess Party last weekend! Special thanks to sponsor F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical for helping make the party possible.

03/18/2021
Outdoor concerts this Spring

Announcing in-person outdoor concerts on Mason Pond Lawn this spring! We can't wait to welcome you back - tickets on sale now.

🎟️ bit.ly/3ePUKxa

Exciting news - you can catch two of our favorite artists we've featured recently - Ranky Tanky and Step Afrika! - in to...
01/19/2021

Exciting news - you can catch two of our favorite artists we've featured recently - Ranky Tanky and Step Afrika! - in tonight's We Are One Event in honor of tomorrow's inauguration. Tune in at 8pm, streaming here: bideninaugural.org/watch.

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "As artists, teachers, and students in the Colleg...
01/18/2021

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"As artists, teachers, and students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, let us take a moment—many moments—on this day to remember and reflect, and then lift our artistic voices in service of Dr. King’s dream, even though at times the task seems daunting."

Read Dean Rick Davis' full message here: https://bit.ly/35PYyZZ

Address

4373 Mason Pond Drive
Fairfax, VA
22030

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(703) 993-2787

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Mason’s Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts is the centerpiece of performing arts on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Each year, the Center welcomes hundreds of thousands of community members into its 2,000-seat Concert Hall for performances by renowned professional artists, accomplished faculty, and emerging student artists. Great Performances at Mason, an annual season of national and international artists, features the best of classical music, opera, jazz, world music, dance, theater, global music and dance, and more. As a part of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Center hosts many student and faculty performances presented by the Schools of Music, Theater, and Dance. The Center for the Arts is also the performing home for the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.

For more information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu.

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"George Mason University’s School of Theater puts this thoughtful and engaging play back on stage where it belongs." This Friday we have a very special post-performance discussion. #RESIST: The Emerson/Thoreau Legacy. Please join us! Friday, April 6. 8PM. The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. Post-performance discussion led by Dean Rick Davis of The College of Visual and Performing Arts with former Congressman and current GMU Rector, Tom Davis; Anthony Hoefer, Asst. Dean of Mason Honors College; and Edward Gero, Director For more info and tickets: http://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/The-Night-Thoreau-Spent-in-J…/…/
Astounded at the abysmal customer service on the part of GMU's Center for the Arts. After FOUR emails, I still have yet to receive a response from Tom Reynolds and Betsy Yancey. #customerservicefail