The Curtain is Going Up

Reconnect with live performances at the Center for the Arts! We are thrilled to share our plans for the 2021/2022 season with you. As we’ve come through this unprecedented time of darkened stages, we are looking forward to coming together for arts experiences more than ever.

Explore the Season

Click on any performance in the look book below to learn more.

Explore the season and get excited for a full season of performances including NEA Jazz Masters, Virginia Opera, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, top modern dance companies, and star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth among many others. 


In order to accommodate as many audience members as safely as possible, tickets are not yet on sale. We plan to put tickets on sale for many fall events in August. More Information

Announcing the 2021/2022 Season

Meet Three 2021/2022 Artists-in-Residence

The Center for the Arts welcomes five artists this year as part of the Mason Artist-in-Residence Program. These innovative artists will spend time in the community surrounding performances, interacting with our audiences both on and off-campus. This season's cohort of artists includes visionary director Kaneza Schaal, co-creator of CARTOGRAPHYSphinx Virtuosi, the dynamic self-conducting chamber orchestra of top Black and Latinx musicians; company members from Camille A. Brown & Dancers; acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher with Lindy Hop champions Evita Arce, LaTasha Barnes, and Nathan Bugh performing Swing Out, which was co-commissioned by the Center for the Arts; and 2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider leading the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.

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