Arts Partners

A Performing Home for Local Arts Organizations

As part of its Arts Alliance program, the Hylton Center serves as home to six Arts Partners: Manassas Ballet Theatre, Manassas Chorale, Manassas Symphony Orchestra, Prince William Little Theatre, Creative And Performing Arts Center (CAPAC), and Onyx Youth Orchestras (formerly Youth Orchestras of Prince William). Each year, these community organizations present a vibrant program of performing arts on the stages of the Hylton Center. Based here in Prince William County and the City of Manassas, the Arts Partners, and members of the Hylton Center’s Arts Alliance, highlight the extraordinary talents and resources that exist in our area.

Manassas Ballet Theatre

Manassas Ballet Theatre

Manassas Ballet Theatre is the largest professional ballet company in Northern Virginia, and features 25 full-time dancers (10 of which are men). The company presents a full season of classical and contemporary ballet, set to live music, most often accompanied by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. The Company has an affiliated Academy, offering a high level of training to dancers of all levels.

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Manassas Chorale

The Manassas Chorale, an auditioned chorus of over 100 singers, is entering its thirtieth season! The award-winning Chorale presents four major concerts each season, using local instrumentalists and guest soloists, and is invited to perform annually in Colonial Williamsburg, as well as at local civic and community events around the region. Musical styles vary from sacred to secular, traditional Americana to more culturally and ethnically diverse pieces, and classical masterworks to Broadway show tunes. 

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Manassas Symphony Orchestra

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra (MSO), winner of the 2015 American Prize for Orchestral Performance, brings the excitement of live orchestral performances to the Manassas and Prince William County regional area for a unique, lively, and entertaining concert experience. The MSO features award-winning soloists and both standard and unique concert repertoire, including newly commissioned works. The entire community is welcome to come and enjoy family-friendly concerts with affordable, all-ages ticket pricing with its "Every Kid, Every Concert, Always Free" policy.

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Prince William Little Theatre

The all-volunteer Prince William Little Theatre (PWLT) has provided quality theater since 1984 and is a community resource for all, providing a place for lovers of theater to learn and grow their dramatic talents. PWLT has won 15 NVTA One Act Festival Awards and four Virginia Theatre Association awards since 1991, and two Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) awards.

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The Creative And Performing Arts Center (CAPAC)

The Creative And Performing Arts Center (CAPAC) develops extraordinary art that emphasizes the rich culture and ethnic traditions of people of color. The organization provides creative expression opportunities for diverse people of all age groups through acting, singing, dancing, creative writing and community engagement in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  CAPAC was founded in 2002 by a group of concerned citizens led by Co-Founders Lawrence A. Dulin and Denise M. McPhail who understood the need for diversity and artistic enrichment in Prince William County and surrounding areas.   

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Onyx Youth Orchestras (Formerly Youth Orchestras of Prince William)

Formerly known as "Youth Orchestras of Prince William," Onyx Youth Orchestras provides large and small ensemble opportunities for young instrumentalists. Stay "tuned" for application instructions for musicians ages three to nineteen. Visit for more information and a current event schedule.