Hylton Performing Arts Center
Who We Are
Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. Soaring more than nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities. Modeled after the intimate European opera houses of the 19th century, Merchant Hall is a 1,123-seat multipurpose proscenium theater, which is encircled by 27 private boxes that rise three levels. The Gregory Family Theater is a flexible, 4,400-square foot space that can be configured for many different types of performances and events. In addition, the Didlake Grand Foyer, with its sweeping staircase, provides an ideal setting for community, corporate and social events. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, the only building of its kind in the area, has quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of civic collaboration and commitment to the arts.
What We Do
Each season, our patrons enjoy a full range of quality performing arts experiences, which are presented by the Hylton Center, our Resident Arts Partners, our Affiliate Arts Organizations, as well as independent presenters.
The Hylton Presents series features a wide array of performances featuring international and national artists in comedy, dance, music and theater. From bluegrass to Beethoven, acrobatics to salsa dancing and everything in between, the Hylton Center has something for everyone!
Hylton Family Series:
Fun family entertainment at affordable prices! The Hylton Family Series is designed to introduce children to the arts through lively and engaging programs in song, dance and story. Experience the magic of live theater as hilarious characters, enchanting music and heartwarming tales delight your family.
Resident Arts Partners:
This community performing arts center serves as the home for our Resident Arts Partners. These organizations, all based in Prince William County, present their subscription season on the Hylton stage. The Hylton is thrilled to be the home stage of Manassas Ballet Theatre, Manassas Chorale, Manassas Symphony, Prince William Little Theatre and the Youth Orchestras of Prince William.
Affiliate Arts Organizations:
The Hylton Center partners with a variety of Prince William County arts organizations to present a diverse collection of performing arts experiences, produced locally and performed on the Hylton stages!