Soaring nearly nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square-foot Hylton Performing Arts Center is home to two performance venues, an art gallery and a 2-story grand foyer. Located on the George Mason University's Science Technology Campus, just 4 miles south of I-66 via exit 44 in Prince William, VA, the Hylton Performing Arts Center features a large selection of local, regional, national and international artists and events for everyone to enjoy.
Experience all that Hylton Performing Arts Center has to offer - take in a show, host an event or tour the art gallery.
Enjoy a Show
One of the best ways to experience Hylton Performance Arts Center is to enjoy a show. This award-winning performing arts center offers a variety of local, regional and world-class music, dance, theater and performing arts ensembles.
**Check back often for newly added shows. **
October 30, 2021
Swingin’ with the Met Calling all Jitterbugs! Come celebrate the Big Band Era with the coolest cats in town, Northern Virginia’s own...
November 5, 2021 - November 14, 2021
After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the...
November 12, 2021 - November 13, 2021
Step out of this cool autumn weather and into a performance filled with diverse choreography and talented dancers. Join us in...
November 14, 2021
A Concert Celebrating Veterans and the Arts Drawing on traditional folk, country, R&B, and spirituals, The War and Treaty have...
November 19, 2021 - November 20, 2021
Please join Mason Opera for our production of Pauline Viardot's charming and lyrical Cendrillon , a telling of the Cinderella story...
November 26, 2021
VNB’s annual performances of The Nutcracker are sold-out events at the Hylton. Our popular productions feature world class dancing,...
November 26, 2021
Usher in the holidays with Virginia National Ballet’s (VNB) popular annual production of The Nutcracker! This professional, full-length...
November 27, 2021
Start your holiday season off with Northern Virginia Ballet & Academy of Russian Ballet’s traditional production of this beloved...
November 28, 2021
It would not be the holidays without Chanticleer gracing the stage at Merchant Hall with their singular harmonic blend of 12 male...
December 3, 2021 - December 4, 2021
Dance Innovations is a showcase of new dances by George Mason University's School of Dance. Tickets: $15 full, $10 students, staff and...
December 5, 2021
Featuring Kate Flannery, Tim Davis, and the Tony Guerrero Quintet What if two of your favorite comedy mavens decided to partner up for...
December 10, 2021
Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season Ding-dong, ding-dong, Christmas bells are ringing. Gather with the American Festival Pops Orchestra...
December 10, 2021 - December 11, 2021
The classic story of the mean-spirited, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge comes to life in this cautionary tale about money and happiness. One...
December 11, 2021
Get into the spirit of the season with the full Chorale and its 20-piece live orchestra in this popular concert of festive carols and...
December 12, 2021
The Nutcracker: Clara’s Christmas is an original and inspiring interpretation of the traditional ballet, this production weaves the...
December 16, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Streaming begins December 24 Northern Virginia’s popular production of The Nutcracker returns for eight performances in this festive...
February 5, 2022
Lech Walesa Freedom Tour Wojciech Rodek, conductor Pawel Wakarecy, pianist Lutoslawski: Mala Suite Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2...
February 12, 2022
VNB will present three new World Premieres: The Beatles, Tango Nights, and For those we lost. VNB’s Award Winning...
February 19, 2022
Artist-in-Residence Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years Founded 50 years ago by National Medal of Arts recipient, Tina Ramírez,...
February 20, 2022
Direct from the Vegas Strip, the Hylton Center welcomes Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. The whole family will be awe-struck by the...
Hylton Performing Arts Center hosts a wide range of ticketed events for enjoyment:
Hylton Presents Series - showcases talent from renowned national and international artists
Hylton Family Series - entertaining programs designed for families
Matinee Idylls - intimate afternoon concert series featuring distinguished musicians presenting a colorful variety of music-chamber style
American Root Series - intimate concerts featuring the best of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and more.
Resident Arts Partners - a sampling of the best in local performing arts
Merchant Hall a 1,123-seat elegantly styled opera house provides audience members with an intimate viewing experience for a variety of performances - theater, symphonies, dance, opera and music – everything from bluegrass to Beethoven!
Enjoy a colorful variety of theater, dance, cabaret and music-chamber style in the 240-seat Gregory Family Theater.
Host an Event
World-class architecture, elegant furnishings and modern conveniences provide the perfect backdrop for corporate meetings, weddings and galas.
Merchant Hall - this 1,123-seat European style opera house is perfect for large meetings or award ceremonies
Gregory Family Theater - can accommodate up to 425 people, perfect for meetings, trade shows, banquets and receptions
Didlake Grand Foyer - with its picturesque two-story glass windows is perfect for hosting cocktail parties and receptions for up to 500 people
Buchanan Partners Art Gallery - host an event for up to 200 guests in the art gallery where your guest can enjoy the works of local artists
Lovey Hammel Lounge - this intimate space can accommodate up to 50 people making it ideal for luncheons, meetings and presentations
Engaged Couples - Hylton Performing Art Center offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Whether you envision yourself walking down the aisle in the dramatic 1,123-seat Merchant Hall, sipping champagne cocktails with your guests in the Didlake Grand Foyer or dancing the night away with friends in the Gregory Family Theater - Hylton Performing Arts Center can help make your wedding day dreams come true.
Whether you're hosting a large celebration or an intimate event, Hylton Performing Arts Center's professional staff will help you create a truly memorable event.