Important Subscriber Info

Ticket Office Summer Hours

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Ticket Office will be closed on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), and Monday, July 4 (Independence Day). Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, August 23.

Benefits of Subscribing

Subscribers to the Center for the Arts receive several benefits as part of their subscription. Subscribers save up to 25% off single ticket prices, and may purchase additional tickets at a 10% discount throughout the entire season. Subscribers also receive priority seating over single ticket buyers for prime seat locations. Subscribers unable to attend a performance are afforded generous exchange privileges. Subscribers receive personal assistance at the Ticket Office by calling the Subscriber Helpline at 703-993-2787.

Family Friendly Events

The Center offers a wide variety of events that appeal to audiences young and old alike. For these events, we offer half-price tickets for in grade 12 and under, so you can bring the whole family!

These events are indicated by the Family Friendly icon: Family Friendly Icon

How Orders Are Filled

Seating priority is based on the date on which a subscriber’s order form is received at the Ticket Office. Friends of the Center for the Arts members receive highest priority. Great Performances at Mason Series subscribers receive next highest priority, followed by Choose-Your-Own Series subscribers. Choose-Your-Own Series subscribers do not receive same seat privileges, but are seated in the best available location for each of their events.

Please Note: Tickets will be mailed to subscribers in mid- to late August.

Friends of the Center for the Arts

Be part of the Friends of the Center for the Arts with your annual gift of $75 or more. The Friends of the Center for the Arts provides financial and volunteer support for the Center’s programs and activities. Your gift ensures a bright future for the Center for the Arts and demonstrates your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and in our community. For more information on Friends of the Center for the Arts, call 703-993-4188.

Ticket Exchanges

Subscribers may exchange tickets up to the day before the date printed on the ticket(s) to another 2013-14 Great Performances at Mason season event. Tickets may be exchanged by returning the ticket(s) to the Ticket Office in the following ways: in person, by mail, or by fax. For more information please call the subscriber helpline at 703-993-2787.

Performance Times

Please allow plenty of travel time to reach the Fairfax campus. As a courtesy to the artists and our patrons, the Center for the Arts strives to start all performances on time. Patrons arriving after the start of a performance will be seated at an appropriate break in an appropriate location, as determined by house management, and as dictated by artists’ requirements.


Parents are the best judge of which events are most appropriate for their children. However, due to the length and content of most performances, we recommend our events for children six and over. All children, regardless of age, must have a ticket.


Patrons with special needs should call the Audience Services Manager at (703) 993-8882 for information on accessibility services.

Weather Cancellations

The Center for the Arts makes every effort to present scheduled performances even in the event of inclement weather. However, there are times when extraordinary weather conditions cause an event to be cancelled or rescheduled. Please call the ticket office 703-993-8888 or visit for performance updates.


Convenient paid parking is available adjacent to the Center for the Arts in the Visitor Parking Deck. Free parking is available in Lot K. For your convenience, 15-minute temporary parking is located directly in front of the Concert Hall when visiting the Ticket Office for purchases and exchanges.


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Please Note: Programs, artists, and dates are subject to change without notice. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.