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Center for the Arts

George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., MS 2F5, Fairfax, VA 22030
703-993-8888
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Fairfax
Type: Theaters, Performances
Traveler Description: The George Mason University Center for the Arts is a community gem where you can watch plays, see dance, hear concerts, and even catch a performance... more »
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Washington DC
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128 reviews 128 reviews
12 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The variety of entertainment offerings is awesome and amazingly eclectic! During the 2013-2014 season, we enjoyed a play by Shakespeare, jazz musicians, Irish melodies, a symphonic orchestra, a ballet, and a modern play. There's something for everybody.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Very compact with no frills. It feels like meeting the neighbors at the movies even when you don't know who is sitting next to you. Good selection, snack bar is affordable, and staff are actually personable. Feels like the neighborhood theatre that it is.

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Haymarket, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great opportunity to see a wonderful show close to home. Big fan of the Kings Singers and enjoyed hearing their latest album live. Beautiful harmony. A rare treat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
42 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was our first visit to the Center for the Arts. The visit was sparked by the performing group, Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester. They are a Wiemar-Era Big Band so we were hoping for good acoustics. The Center is on the George Mason campus and is a little tricky to find. Signage is pretty good and there is... More

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Washington, DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Attended the CMU Symphony Orchestra concert. The facility is a wonderful place to experience a symphony as it is smaller than the usual concert hall (and therefore much more intimate) while offering much better acoustics (and therefore much more intense). You can easily see and focus on individual players and distinctly separate their music from the group. Incredible fidelity and... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

GMU Center for the Arts, located on the iniversity campus, is a marvellous place to catch a jazz concert, an opera, classical orchestral music, ballet, modern dance and many other forms of entertainment for sometimes less than half the price you would pay in Washington DC. There is pleny of free parking and a covered parking deck if you don't... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This gem is, in some ways, a hidden treasure in the DC area. The center hosts many world-class performers each year, many of whom also perform at the Kennedy Center at ticket prices that are more than double form those at CFA. My wife and I have been "friends" of CFA for many years, and regularly take one of their... More

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My wife and I only recently learned about the great shows at the GMU Center for the Arts. Most recently we saw Sir James Galway and the Irish Chamber Orchestra there. It was outstanding. The thing we like about the Center for the Arts is the caliber of the performers and performances, and the fact that ticket prices are better... More

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Fairfax, Virginia, Usa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I have visited this performance venue since it opened and I have always had a great experience here. The parking is plentiful, the building is nice, and the staff is great. I have seen many preformance here including several theatrical plays, and many concerts. I have never had any problems finding parking. Also each time the staff has gone out... More

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Located on the George Mason University campus, this performing arts center is a beautiful facility. Great sound and viewing from any seat. Pricing is not exorbitant and if you are a "friend" of the center you get discount pricing, ability to exchange tickets and great customer service, plus a meet and greet area prior to performances and during intermissions. Many... More

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