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. 


Performance Schedule

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Charm City Junction - Hylton on the Hill

October 4, 2020

From dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based acoustic roots quartet...

Ranky Tanky - Hylton on the Hill

October 11, 2020

Charleston-based quintet Ranky Tanky is about to bring an outdoor concert to the Hylton Center that’s part folk, part funk, and totally...

Hylton Reads! Story Corner: "Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins"

October 17, 2020

Written by Michelle Meadows, illustrated by Ebony Glenn, published by Henry Holt and Company The Hylton Performing Arts Center and the...

The Queen’s Cartoonists - Hylton on the Hill

October 18, 2020

With virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and large doses of comedy, The Queen’s Cartoonists will change the way your...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: with Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

October 25, 2020

CMS Front Row: National Anne-Marie McDermott, piano Mozart: Concerto in D minor for Piano, Flute, and Strings, K. 466 Smetana: Trio in...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: featuring Michael Brown, piano

November 8, 2020

CMS Front Row: National Michael Brown, piano Barber: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28 Brown: Prelude and Dance for Cello and...

At Home with Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

November 12, 2020

A Celtic Family Christmas Champion fiddlers Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, and their seven children welcome us directly into their...

Celebrating Veterans and the Arts: A Virtual Concert

November 14, 2020

Featuring Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Darden Purcell, & Voices of Service Saturday, November 14 at 8 p.m. Online Since 2014, the...

Hylton Reads! Story Corner: "Because"

November 21, 2020

The Hylton Performing Arts Center and the Prince William Public Library System are joining forces to launch Hylton Reads! Story Corner,...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: David Shifrin, clarinet

November 22, 2020

MS Front Row: National David Shifrin, clarinet Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 Luigi Bassi: Concert Fantasia on Themes from...

A Chanticleer Christmas

November 28, 2020

Join us in our tradition of ushering in the holiday season with peace, joy, and a cappella, with a specially recorded digital...

Diverse Programming


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


An orchestra performing on stage in a theater

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!


man playing piano in the empty Gregory Family Theater

Enjoy a colorful variety of theater, dance, cabaret and music-chamber style in the 240-seat Gregory Family Theater


Host an Event

a dark room featuring tables and paper lanterns

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.


Tour the Art Gallery

landscape photograph artwork hanging on the walls of Buchanan Partners Art Gallery in Hylton Performing Arts CenterBuchanan Partners Art Gallery provides diverse visual art experiences showcasing works of local artists who have lived or worked in the greater Prince William regional area.