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COVID-19 Updates

Fall 2020 Update

After much careful consideration in coordination with George Mason University, the Center for the Arts made the difficult decision to suspend our presentation of traditional, live, professional performances inside our spaces through the end of 2020. Although the season will not begin this fall as we had originally envisioned, we are working with the artists who were supposed to grace our stages, in an effort to bring them back in the future.

Explore the reimagined 30th Anniversary Season which includes this fall's virtual programming as well as in-person performances in the Spring 2021 season. 

Tickets for 2020-2021

Due to tour cancelations, outdoor performances at Mason Pond Lawn this fall have been canceled. Performances will not be rescheduled or replaced, and ticket holders will be contacted regarding options for their tickets. Learn more about the outdoor performances scheduled to take place at the Hylton Center, in Manassas, this fall.

Access passes for digital performances in Fall 2020 and tickets for in-person performances in 2021 will go on sale later this fall.  Information will be updated here as it becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

All outstanding tickets to canceled performances 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. Get more detailsContact the Ticket Office

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

The ticket office reopened on August 25 for  phone transactions and will reopen on August 28 for in-person transactions. Ticket Office Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Face coverings are required while on campus. 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

Will there be performances at the Center for the Arts this fall?

After much careful consideration in coordination with George Mason University, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our presentation of traditional, live, professional performances inside our spaces through the end of 2020. Learn more and watch the video message about this decision.

We will be presenting online events on the Mason Arts at Home platform this fall.  We are pleased to announce a fall season full of safe and artistically satisfying arts experiences. 

When performances begin again, what measures with 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 will continue to follow the guidance of George Mason University, the Virginia Department of Health, and the CDC. Updates about what to expect when indoor performances resume will be posted here. 

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

Even though we aren’t able to gather in person, your gift makes an impact.  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?

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