Arts, Sports and Events


The university’s master calendar of events.

Center for the Arts
Phone: 703-993-ARTS
Event calendars are published semiannually and can be requested by phone.

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Patriot Center
Sports, concerts, and other events hosted at the Patriot Center.


Phone: 703-993-8823
The Professional Center Gallery on the Arlington Campus offers professional shows.


Center for the Arts
Box Office: 703-993-8888; Phone Charge: 888-945-2468
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, located on the Fairfax Campus, presents the Great Performances at Mason season, as well as performances by ensembles from the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Faculty and Student Companies and Ensembles
Faculty and student companies and ensembles from the College of Visual and Performing Arts bring the community a wide assortment of fine and performing arts events and opportunities to audition for some productions.

The George Mason University Dance Company
(performance information)
Phone: 703-993-1376; Tickets (direct): 888-945-2468

The Mason Players
Phone: 703-993-1120 (performance information)
The Mason Players produce plays and musicals throughout the academic year through their Mainstage and Studio Series.

Mason’s School of Music Performance Groups
Phone: 703-993-1380 (performance information)
School of Music performance groups are the Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Athletic Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Chamber Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble, University Singers, University Chorale, Vocal Jazz, Opera Theater, Women’s Chorale, and Guitar Ensemble.

Phone: 703-993-8898
The university galleries frequently present exhibitions of painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, video art, computer imaging, and animation by students, faculty, and guest artists in the Fine Arts Gallery, Gallery 123 in the Johnson Center, and the Mason Hall Atrium.

Intercollegiate Athletics
Mason, a Division I member of the NCAA, sponsors intercollegiate teams in men’s baseball, golf, and wrestling; women’s softball, lacrosse, and rowing; and men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball.

Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office (Field House):
Phone: 703-993-3270
Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the door one hour before game time.

For Men’s and Women’s Basketball only
Patriot Center Box Office:
TicketMaster Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Summer Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Johnson & Strachan Distinguished Speaker Series
This community-based academic initiative brings a diverse group of corporate leaders and government officials to Mason to discuss the strategic and operational issues critical to the nation’s ability to sustain and enhance its competitive edge in a global economy. All events are open to the public and most events are free.

Johnson Center Cinema: Films@Mason
Phone: 703-993-4675
Recently released blockbusters, contemporary favorites, independent films, and much-loved classics are shown in the 300-seat Johnson Center Cinema Theater. Show times are Thursdays at 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Sundays at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 for general public; $2 for faculty, staff, and alumni with Mason ID/Alumni Discount Card; and free for students and up to one guest with current Mason student ID. Visit the website for film schedule and special events.

The Patriot Center
Main number: 703-993-3000
Phone Charge: 202-432-SEAT and 703-573-SEAT

The Patriot Center, Mason’s 10,000-seat sports and entertainment arena, located on the Fairfax Campus, is the venue for more than 140 sports, music, and family entertainment events each year, including the Mason Patriots basketball games.

The Patriot Center box office, open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., is located in the Patriot Center, on the building’s west side. Tickets for Patriot Center events are available at all TicketMaster outlets.

Vision Series
Phone: 703-993-8870
The Vision Series is a series of lectures by top researchers, artists, and scholars from diverse disciplines. The lectures are free and held on the Fairfax, Prince William, and Arlington Campuses. Each lecture is followed by an informal reception with the speaker. Lectures are held during the academic year only.

Women in Business Affinity
This event series provides a platform of engagement for our current business school students, alumni, and businesswomen from a variety of industries. The events aim to promote the excellence in and achievements of School of Management alumnae and the business community and to enhance the experience for our female business students.


The Hylton Performing Arts Center
Phone: 703-993-7550; Tickets: 888-945-2468
The Hylton Performing Arts Center boasts two elegant, state-of-the- art performance spaces, the 1,123-seat Merchant Hall and the 240-seat Gregory Family Theater, along with support facilities to showcase music, dance, theater, and choral productions from across the community and around the world. The Hylton Center also features the Didlake Grand Foyer, the spacious two-story lobby, and on the second floor, the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery, featuring the work of local and regional visual artists.