The Hylton Performing Arts Center, located on Mason’s Science and Technology Campus in Manassas, Virginia, boasts 85,000 square feet of beautiful and unique spaces to serve our community. Working together, Prince William County, the City of Manassas, George Mason University, and the Commonwealth of Virginia, along with many generous private donors and local business members within the community, have brought the Hylton Performing Arts Center from a dream to a reality. Now, we embark upon the next phase of the Hylton Center, as we seek to complete a 14,000 square foot Education and Rehearsal Wing, and secure our future with a fully-funded Endowment. Learn more about how you can help support the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Our Vision

The Hylton Center’s success as the “creative commons” of this dynamic region—presenting world-class performances and creating a welcoming environment of learning and sharing artistic experiences—is made possible through the support of donors. Ticket sales cover just a part of the cost of bringing the magic to the Hylton Center, which means we must rely on the generosity of people like you to ensure the Hylton Center is able to Entertain, Educate and Enrich our community for years to come.

Priority Funding Needs

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    Education and Rehearsal Wing (Building Fund)

    The Education and Rehearsal Wing will complete the original vision for the Hylton Center, boasting 14,000 square feet of expertly designed space, and featuring two rehearsal halls, two classrooms, six practice rooms, an outdoor performance plaza, and a gallery corridor.

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    Hylton Center Operating Fund

    The Hylton Center provides access to reasonably priced, first-class performing arts experiences and arts educational programming from around the world and around the corner for all ages, and it is all made possible through private philanthropy.

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    Veterans and the Arts Initiative

    The Veterans and the Arts Initiative serves as an arts and community hub for local Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and community members through performances, workshops, lessons, exhibitions, and special events. Please consider supporting the Veterans and the Arts Initiative, so we can continue to provide arts programming, workshops, and lessons free of charge.

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    Hylton Center Endowment

    Do you see the arts as a vehicle through which to ignite this region? If so, a gift to the Hylton Center Endowment may be right for you. Through your gift, which will be matched dollar for dollar through a generous $5 million challenge grant, you can ensure that the Hylton Center will always be the premier destination for the arts in our region.


Emily Robinson

Interim Director of Development, Hylton Center
571-242-7049 |