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.
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Since October 1990, when the doors to the Concert Hall opened, the arts in Northern Virginia have not been the same. 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.

2019 was filled with incredible performing art onstage at the Center! We're counting down our Top 5 most popular perform...
12/27/2019

2019 was filled with incredible performing art onstage at the Center! We're counting down our Top 5 most popular performances of the year, starting with a traditional holiday favorite, the Vienna Boys Choir. 🙋 if you were there!

Happy holidays from all of us!
12/25/2019

Happy holidays from all of us!

Last call for cold feet! Make a gift of $25 or more to Mason today and get these limited edition socks. You can give to ...
12/15/2019

Last call for cold feet! Make a gift of $25 or more to Mason today and get these limited edition socks. You can give to any fund at the university, though consider donating to the CVPA Dean’s fund!

Give here to treat your feet: giving.gmu.edu/socks

12/07/2019

Sweet Honey in the Rock coaching our own Anointed Vessels is Unity before tonight’s performance! 🙌

The perfect warm-up for Sweet Honey in the Rock's soulful a cappella sounds? Mason's own gospel choir - The Anointed Ves...
12/06/2019

The perfect warm-up for Sweet Honey in the Rock's soulful a cappella sounds? Mason's own gospel choir - The Anointed Vessels of Unity!

Join us on Dec. 7 for this inspiring concert. 🙌 bit.ly/2pEb2lm

12/03/2019
Sweet Honey in The Rock - Wade in the Water

🎶 Sound on 🎶

If you didn't already know, Sweet Honey in the Rock is the real deal.

Join us for this DC-based a cappella great on Dec. 7. 🎟️ bit.ly/2pEb2lm

Sweet Honey In The Rock perform "Wade in the Water" during sound check at Koerner Hall in Toronto. This performance was shot for an episode of "God's Greates...

The Friends of the Center for the Arts help keep our artistic programming diverse and affordable. This #GivingTuesday, w...
12/03/2019

The Friends of the Center for the Arts help keep our artistic programming diverse and affordable. This #GivingTuesday, we invite you to join them and make your impact on the arts in our community!

❤️ bit.ly/2E3xwSu

If you're dreaming of a traditional Christmas celebration, the angelic Vienna Boys Choir is the holiday concert for you!...
12/02/2019

If you're dreaming of a traditional Christmas celebration, the angelic Vienna Boys Choir is the holiday concert for you!

Centuries of tradition and a classical repertoire on Dec. 13. ❄️ bit.ly/2r441Ls

12/02/2019

Our Cyber Monday deal is on! Today only, save 25% on Great Performances at Mason shows now through February!

Use code 25CYBER.

Act now: bit.ly/33I140c

Our very favorite children's book character is celebrating the holidays today at The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas!T...
12/01/2019

Our very favorite children's book character is celebrating the holidays today at The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas!

There's still time to join us for the 4pm show! 🐛 bit.ly/2DytejA

11/29/2019

❗Black Friday deal alert❗

Today only, save 25% on any Great Performances at Mason event through the end of the year!

Use code BLACKFRIDAY25: bit.ly/2qVmc5O

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!

We're already dreaming of leftover pumpkin pie and tinsel!Get in a festive mood with A Chanticleer Christmas on Nov 30 w...
11/26/2019

We're already dreaming of leftover pumpkin pie and tinsel!

Get in a festive mood with A Chanticleer Christmas on Nov 30 when the Grammy Award®-winning male chorus brings its orchestra of voices to CFA.

Fa la la la la: bit.ly/2Q4a4tH

11/22/2019

If colorful 5-part harmonies and a soulful song selection ranging from African to blues to gospel and jazz appeal, Sweet Honey in the Rock is for you!

Join us for this DC-based a cappella great on Dec. 7. 🎟️ bit.ly/2pEb2lm

🎵 But oh, those autumn nights 🎵#latergram
11/21/2019

🎵 But oh, those autumn nights 🎵#latergram

11/19/2019
Aquila Theater presents 1984

We. Can't. Wait. for Aquila Theatre's production of 1984 to get here on Nov. 23. Don't miss it.

👁️ bit.ly/35PtA2x

We had a blast with Taj Express and the Indian Student Association last weekend! Show us a pic of your henna design if y...
11/13/2019

We had a blast with Taj Express and the Indian Student Association last weekend! Show us a pic of your henna design if you were there!

11/13/2019

🙋🏻 if you saw those first snow flurries last week and are now in a festive state of mind!

Our holiday lineup this year has soul, tradition and joy - we can't wait to share it with you!

❄️☃️🎄bit.ly/2K7DjYF

Somewhere in the super-state of Oceania, one man is dreaming of a rebellion against Big Brother. Don't tell the thought ...
11/12/2019

Somewhere in the super-state of Oceania, one man is dreaming of a rebellion against Big Brother. Don't tell the thought police.

Aquila Theatre presents George Orwell's 1984 on Nov. 23.
👁️ bit.ly/35PtA2x

Daniel Catán's Il Postino is an instant classic! Experience this modern piece from Virginia Opera on Nov 16 & 17: bit.ly...
11/11/2019
‘Il Postino’ opera brings fresh take on bonds of friendship

Daniel Catán's Il Postino is an instant classic!

Experience this modern piece from Virginia Opera on Nov 16 & 17: bit.ly/2MNZxj3

The 2010 opera that opens Friday will be the VOA’s first “From Screen to Stage” offering, in which it stages operas adapted from films. “Il Postino (The Postman)" is based on the 1994 Oscar-winning Italian film of the same name.

11/08/2019

Oscar-winning film meets transformative composer in Il Postino, Daniel Catán's lush opera adaptation.

Fall head-over-heels with Virginia Opera's production on Nov 16 & 17: bit.ly/2MNZxj3

Hip-hop, meet ballet. Northern Virginia, meet RUBBERBANDance Group, the transformational company with electric energy an...
11/08/2019

Hip-hop, meet ballet. Northern Virginia, meet RUBBERBANDance Group, the transformational company with electric energy and unforgettable style.

Nov. 22: bit.ly/2P8qkJq

11/07/2019

The incredible music speaks for itself. 👇SOUND ON👇

Daniel Hope leads the Zurich Chamber Orchestra in Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons alongside neo-classical composer Max Richter’s piece Recomposed.

Nov. 10: bit.ly/2OeJPzw

11/02/2019

Taj Express rhythmically blends explosive dance with the hits of India’s most iconic composers and is brought to life by the stars of Bollywood cinema and its greatest musicians performing live on stage!

Don't miss it. Nov. 9 🎟️ bit.ly/2BhqRkh

"Love is so short, forgetting is so long." - Pablo NerudaBased on the Oscar-winning film, Il Postino tells the story of ...
11/01/2019

"Love is so short, forgetting is so long." - Pablo Neruda

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Il Postino tells the story of a mailman who has the famous poet put his love into words.

From Virginia Opera, Nov 16 & 17: bit.ly/2MNZxj3

10/28/2019
Doc Nix & The Green Machine

Did you catch Doc Nix & The Green Machine before the Washington Nationals game last night? #babyshark #finishthefight

Ba... by...... SHARK! 🦈

Big Brother is watching you. Will you be ready?Aquila Theatre presents George Orwell's 1984 on Nov. 23.👁️ bit.ly/35PtA2x
10/28/2019

Big Brother is watching you. Will you be ready?

Aquila Theatre presents George Orwell's 1984 on Nov. 23.

👁️ bit.ly/35PtA2x

More of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University’s amazing flute choir outside the Washingto...
10/25/2019
George Mason University flute choir celebrates Washington Nationals

More of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University’s amazing flute choir outside the Washington Nationals park on Fox 5 DC! #finishthefight

To celebrate game 3 of the World Series, the flute choir of GMU joined FOX 5's Tucker Barnes outside Nationals Park for a rendition of baby shark.

Baby 🦈, flute choir style! Standing proud with the Washington Nationals! #finishthefight
10/25/2019

Baby 🦈, flute choir style! Standing proud with the Washington Nationals! #finishthefight

"Composer Max Richter has done a brave thing for any artist in any medium: He's messed with a classic." - NPRExperience ...
10/25/2019

"Composer Max Richter has done a brave thing for any artist in any medium: He's messed with a classic." - NPR

Experience Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons alongside neo-classical composer Max Richter’s piece Recomposed when Daniel Hope leads the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

Nov. 10: bit.ly/2OeJPzw

So much Patriot pride right now! Congrats Doc Nix & The Green Machine!
10/24/2019
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So much Patriot pride right now! Congrats Doc Nix & The Green Machine!

Members of Mason's wildly popular pep band, Doc Nix & The Green Machine, will perform at Washington Nationals Park prior to the MLB World Series Game 5. Learn more about the performance ⚾ https://fal.cn/34I6V

Virginia Opera launches its From Screen to Stage initiative with Il Postino, a modern opera by Daniel Catán, based on th...
10/23/2019

Virginia Opera launches its From Screen to Stage initiative with Il Postino, a modern opera by Daniel Catán, based on the 1994 movie of the same name.

Nov 16 & 17: bit.ly/2MNZxj3

Come for the dancing, stay to be dazzled. Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue. Nov. 9 🎟️ bit.ly/2BhqRkh
10/21/2019

Come for the dancing, stay to be dazzled. Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue.

Nov. 9 🎟️ bit.ly/2BhqRkh

10/17/2019

Cya soon Ladama!

10/17/2019

Cya soon Ladama!

10/17/2019

We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome L.A. Theatre Works and the cast of SEVEN to our stage tomorrow.

You don't want to miss this powerful show of strong women.

Oct. 18: bit.ly/2kiGdA1

10/17/2019

Cirque Mei is the perfect show to enjoy with your whole family! Kids, parents and grandparents alike will marvel at these insanely talented acrobats.

Oct. 19 🎪 bit.ly/2kBcJ0l

10/16/2019
#7MasonWomen - Liana

Liana struggled to make her dreams a reality because of her immigration status. Now she’s an immigration attorney and non-profit leader working for the civil and human rights of others.

She's one of #7MasonWomen with incredible stories we're spotlighting. Inspired by the L.A. Theatre Works play SEVEN.

Discover more: bit.ly/2lVNXbz

Seven courageous women from Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, and Cambodia faced life-threaten...
10/14/2019

Seven courageous women from Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, and Cambodia faced life-threatening obstacles to bring about change in the lives of women in their home countries. Seven acclaimed playwrights documented their stories.

SEVEN from L.A. Theatre Works. Oct. 18: bit.ly/2kiGdA1

Cirque Mei is a colorful and lively celebration of the Chinese circus arts, which are famous throughout the world.See th...
10/14/2019

Cirque Mei is a colorful and lively celebration of the Chinese circus arts, which are famous throughout the world.

See this ensemble of elite circus performers live on stage Oct. 19.

🎪bit.ly/2kBcJ0l

10/11/2019
Puccini's Tosca

The lethal love triangle of Puccini's Tosca leaves no one standing and hits all the high notes along the way.

Don't miss this astounding performance from Virginia Opera this weekend!

Oct. 12 & 13. 🎟️ bit.ly/2kHd5Th

10/09/2019
Puccini's Tosca

Love. Lust. Murder. Just another night at the opera.

Puccini's Tosca from Virginia Opera.

Oct. 12 & 13. 🎟️ bit.ly/2kHd5Th

10/08/2019
#7MasonWomen - Sisc

Sisc grew up in a foster care environment where limited resources threatened to derail her journey, but her vision for a future led her to become self-sufficient as a teen and pursue her education.

She's one of #7MasonWomen with incredible stories we're spotlighting. Inspired by the L.A. Theatre Works play SEVEN.

Discover more: bit.ly/2lVNXbz

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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