COVID-19 Updates

Welcoming You Back

We are eager to welcome you back to in-person performances at the Center for the Arts for the 2021/2022 season and are thrilled to offer a robust lineup of performances inside the Concert Hall beginning in September 2021. 

Tickets for 2021/2022 Season

Because we want to accommodate as many audience members as safely as possible, tickets are not on sale yet for the 21/22 season. We plan to put tickets on sale for many fall events in August. In order to remain as responsive to changes as possible this fall, we will not be offering subscriptions for the remainder of 2021. 

August 3: Exclusive Presale for Friends of the Center for the Arts. Join now for access 
August 10: Tickets go on sale to the general public 

What to Expect

You can find the latest information here about our operations and what to expect when you attend a performance. As capacity restrictions are lifted and safety protocols change, we will update this page accordingly. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there performances happening at the Center for the Arts now?

The 2021-2022 season will be announced on May 14 and includes a robust offering of performances inside the Concert Hall.

Digital programming continues to be available on the Mason Arts at Home platform.

How can I reach someone at the Center for the Arts?

The Ticket Office is open by phone and for in-person visits through May 22. Ticket Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Face coverings are required while on campus. From May 23 to August 1, the Ticket Office may be reached at cfatix@gmu.edu or through this contact form. For more information, please visit the Contact page.  

Many Center for the Arts team members continue to work remotely and are available by email

I had tickets to a performance in the 2019-2020 season. What happened to those?

All outstanding tickets to canceled performances in the 2019/2020 season were refunded after June 1, 2020, or—if requested prior—were converted to an account credit or tax-deductible donation to the Center for the Arts at George Mason University.

All outstanding exchange certificates issued from the 2019/2020 season have an extended expiration date of May 2022. 

All outstanding tickets to The Chieftains have been refunded as of January 8, 2021, unless otherwise requested.

For questions regarding these tickets, contact the Ticket Office

When performances begin again, what measures will the Center for the Arts take to ensure the safety and comfort of patrons?

Our staff is working tirelessly to be ready to welcome audiences back at the appropriate time with safety measures in place. We continue to follow the guidance of George Mason University, the Virginia Department of Health, and the CDC. Updated details about these precautions are available here.

How can I support the Center for the Arts during this time?

As we begin to gather in-person again, a gift of any size makes a significant difference in the future of the arts at the Center for the Arts and in our community. Learn more or make a gift.

How can I get the latest updates?

Please find and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for updates, livestreams, conversations with artists, and more. Sign up for email updates

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Mason Arts at Home

Mason Arts at Home brings you curated arts experiences including digital concerts, releases of previously recorded content, behind-the-scenes talks with artists, and more. 

Ensure the vibrant future of the Center for the Arts. Your gift provides important support that allows the Center to continue to present world-renowned performances at low prices.