Music & Arts

The Show Must Go On! - Fairfax Theaters

The arts are a universal language that unites everyone no matter where you come from. Originating from the classical period, the performing arts are a visual expression of the body and the voice. Don't miss out on some of the best performances in Fairfax that range from dance to musicals to Broadway shows and many other theatrical performances.

Fairfax County is home to some of the best theater venues in the country, such as the George Mason University Center for the Arts (home to the critically acclaimed Fairfax Symphony) and The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts (a magical outdoor venue for world-class performances of every genre).

Browse through our Fairfax theater listings below to see what events are going on throughout the year. Indulge in the arts and get a feel for the local culture at our Fairfax theaters; we're sure you won't be disappointed.

There's nothing like the theater.


  • 1st Stage - Pitmen Painters

    1st Stage Tysons

    1524 Spring Hill Road, Suite LL, McLean, VA 22102

    1st Stage received the Helen Hayes Awards 2010 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre. 1st Stage encourages lifelong learning in the arts as a core value in Fairfax County by becoming a r…

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  • Center for the Arts Exterior

    George Mason University's Center for the Arts

    4373 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030

    Presenting world-class entertainment and a diverse collection of performances, George Mason University's Center for the Arts is the proud home to the Great Performances at Mason season and performance…

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  • Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre

    10712 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, VA 22079

    Live entertainment for the entire family- located just 20 minutes from downtown Washington DC in Northern Virginia. Our Dinner Theatre begins your evening with cocktails, served from 6 o’clock, follo…

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  • Industrial Strength Theatre

    NextStop Theatre Company

    269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170

    Formerly the Elden Street Players, NextStop Theatre Company is the first and only major professional regional theatre company specifically focused on serving the Dulles Corridor. Founded in 1988 and c…

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  • Reston CenterStage

    2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

    The CenterStage is a state of the art, intimate, 292 seat proscenium theatre and is home to the Reston Community Players as well as a variety of theatrical experiences including musicals, dramas, myst…

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  • The Alden

    The Alden

    1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101

    If truly seeing, hearing and fully experiencing a performance is what you seek, come to the Alden. Our intimate theatre has near-perfect acoustics and a welcoming environment that will make you feel a…

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  • The Hub Theatre

    The Hub Theatre

    9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax, VA 22031

    The Hub Theatre is a professional non-profit theatre making its home in Fairfax County, Virginia. The Hub Theatre is a member of the Arts Council of Fairfax and The Helen Hayes Awards. The Hub is now …

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  • Wolf Trap National Park - performing arts center

    Wolf Trap

    1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

    Wolf Trap's majestic Filene Center provides the Washington, DC metropolitan area with a magical outdoor venue for world-class performances of every genre.

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  • Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

    Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

    1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

    What's down a meadow path, over a bridge, nestled in trees, and full of happy children all summer? Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods! Wolf Trap Foundation and the National Park Service are …

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  • Workhouse Arts Center

    Workhouse Arts Center

    9601 Ox Rd., Lorton, VA 22079

    The Workhouse Arts Center, a program of the Lorton Arts Foundation, provides essential visual and performing arts studio and exhibition space as well as engaging arts education programs for people of …

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