Free Student Tickets


CH: Center for the Arts Concert Hall
DPS: Dance Performance Studio
HC: Hylton Center (SciTech Campus)
HT: Harris Theatre
TS: TheaterSpace

Most ticketed in-person events presented by the Center for the Arts, the Hylton Center, or the College of Visual and Performing Arts will have a set quantity of free student tickets available. Most paid digital performances will have a limited quantity of free student access passes will be available. Free student tickets and access passes will be offered online through the Mason360 platform to any eligible Mason student beginning two Tuesdays prior to each event. For full details, visit the Free Student Tickets page.

Student Tickets for Fall 2021

Grand Piano Celebration
Sunday, September 19, 2021, 3:00 pm
Celebrating Mason's All Steinway School, this performance features the artistry of Dr. Linda Apple Monson, pianist, in collaboration with Mason faculty colleagues and outstanding student piano artists.

Bumper Jacksons
Sunday, September 19, 2021, 4:00pm
Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers.

Arts Emerging: A Celebration of Renewal
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 8:00pm
Welcome back to campus for a one-night only family-friendly extravaganza full of arts, food, and community to celebrate the return of the arts to campus and the 20th anniversary of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts!

The Grascals
Sunday, September 26, 2021 4:00pm
Straight from Nashville, The Grascals make their debut appearance at the Hylton Center with a lively outdoor performance filled with Bluegrass and classic country tunes.

Saturday, October 02, 2021, 7:00pm
Five young refugees set out searching for a new place to call home in this “stunning” (The New York Times) and timely theatrical work.

​​Carly Harvey’s Kiss & Ride
Sunday, October 03, 2021, 4:00pm
2021 Wammie Award-winning artist Carly Harvey leads the energetic ensemble Kiss & Ride in a lively fusion of original music, blues classics, and unique arrangements of pop favorites for their Hylton on the Hill outdoor performance.

Wind Symphony Concert 
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 8:00 PM
The George Mason University Wind Symphony, led by composer-conductor Mark Camphouse is a select ensemble comprised of outstanding wind, brass, and percussion players in the School of Music and the University.

Manassas Chorale: The Roaring Twenties – Then and Now
Saturday, October 09, 2021, 7:30pm
Join the 100-voice Chorale, its smaller Ensemble, and the top choirs from select local high schools as they celebrate popular tunes from the 1920s, as well as favorite stage and screen melodies of 2020.

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Classics Declassified
Sunday, October 10, 2021, 2:00pm
Uncover the stories behind some of the most familiar piano works by Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and more.

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!
Saturday, October 16, 2021, 7:00pm
Witness the impossible with top illusionist Bill Blagg in his mind-bending and hilarious magic show The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

Sphinx Virtuosi
Sunday, October 17, 2021, 3:00pm
Welcome Mason Artist-in-Residence Sphinx Virtuosi, the Detroit-based chamber orchestra dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music.

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Back to the Classics
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 7:30pm
The Manassas Symphony Orchestra (MSO) returns to Merchant Hall with a program featuring classical music royalty.

A Concert Presentation of FOOTLOOSE
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 8:00pm
Friday, October 29, 2021, 8:00pm
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 8:00pm
Sunday, October 31, 2021, 2:00pm
Based on the 1984 film of the same name, FOOTLOOSE the musical celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 8:00pm
Calling all Jitterbugs! Come celebrate the Big Band Era with the coolest cats in town, Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.

Mason Symphony Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 8:00pm
The Mason Symphony Orchestra is comprised of outstanding string, wind, and percussion players from throughout the School of Music.

Fall Chorale Festival
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 4PM
George Mason University choirs are under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham. The choral ensembles perform a wide variety of music each semester ranging from classical styles to multi-cultural works and popular music.

Jerusalem Quartet
Sunday, November 07, 2021, 4:00pm
GRAMMY Award-winning conductor, violinist, and violist Pinchas Zukerman, and Canadian Juno Award-winning cellist Amanda Forsyth join forces with the Jerusalem Quartet for a trio of radiant Romantic-era works by Bruckner, Dvorák, and Brahms.

Mason Fall New Dances Concert
Friday, November 12, 2021, 8:00pm
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 8:00pm
Step out of this cool autumn weather and into a performance filled with diverse choreography and talented dancers. 

Virginia Opera: La Bohème
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 14, 2021, 2:00pm
Virginia Opera, the official opera company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, returns to the Center for the Arts stage with a condensed version of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème.

The War and Treaty
Sunday, November 14, 2021, 7:00pm
Named Americana Music Awards 2019 Emerging Act of the year, this husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount will dazzle in their debut at Merchant Hall, performing songs from their two acclaimed albums, Healing Tide and Hearts Town.

Mason Vocal Jazz Night
Monday, November 15, 2021, 8:00pm
Join Dr. Darden Purcell, the Mason Jazz Voice studio and Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble for an evening of swinging standards and classic hits from the Great American Songbook!

Wind Symphony Concert
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 8PM
The George Mason University Wind Symphony, led by composer-conductor Mark Camphouse is a select ensemble comprised of outstanding wind, brass, and percussion players in the School of Music and the University.

Love's Labors: Quarrels and Cravings
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 8:00pm
Friday, Nov 19, 2021 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 21, 2021 2:00pm

Mason Opera Performance
Friday, November 19, 2021, 8:00pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 2:00pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 21, 2021, 3:00pm
Please join Mason Opera for our production of Pauline Viardot's charming and lyrical Cendrillon, a telling of the Cinderella story with a distinctly French flair.

Jazz 4 Justice™
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 8:00pm
Join us in celebrating twenty years of the incredible impact of Jazz4Justice™!

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: The Glorious Music of Chopin
Sunday, November 21, 2021, 7:00pm
Acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel, in his signature Keyboard Conversations® series, combines dynamic performances of Chopin’s greatest works with the fascinating stories and insights into the composer’s life and place in history.

Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, November 22, 202, 8:00pm
The Mason Symphonic Band under the vibrant musical leadership of Profs. John Kilkenny and Denny Stokes, provides music majors and increasingly growing numbers of non-music majors an opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary wind band literature.

Canadian Brass
Saturday, November 27, 2021, 8:00pm
Back by popular demand! The internationally acclaimed Canadian Brass returns this holiday season for an evening of impeccable music and witty repartee.

Lightwire Theater
Sunday, November 28, 2021, 1:00pm
Sunday, November 28, 2021, 4:00pm
Make your season bright with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Holiday. Enjoy this imaginative story cleverly told with cutting edge electroluminescent puppetry, live dancers, and a lively mix of classical, jazz, and pop music.

A Chanticleer Christmas
Sunday, November 28, 2021, 4:00pm
It would not be the holidays without Chanticleer gracing the stage at Merchant Hall with their singular harmonic blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass.

Mason Dance Innovations Concert
Friday, December 03, 2021, 8:00pm
Saturday, December 04, 2021, 8:00pm
Dance Innovations is a showcase of new dances by George Mason University's School of Dance.

Manassas Symphony Orchestra Family Concert: Color and Light
Saturday, December 04, 2021 3:30pm
The Manassas Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) annual family concert tradition continues with an exploration of musical colors and features Fairfax High School junior flute soloist, Irina Lin, performing Charles Griffes’ Poem.

Dianne Reeves
Saturday, December 04, 2021, 8:00pm
Dianne Reeves, “the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday” (The New York Times), shares her timeless voice and improvisational prowess in an exceptional holiday program of seasonal sounds.

Mason Symphony and Choirs Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 05, 2021, 7:00pm
Join us for a joyous concert celebration by the Dewberry School of Music as we ring in the holiday season!

Jane Lynch’s A Swingin’ Little Christmas
Sunday, December 05, 2021, 7:00pm
A Swingin’ Little Christmas stars Jane Lynch (Glee’s Sue Sylvester, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Sophie Lennon) and Kate Flannery (The Office’s Meredith). This holiday edition of their hit New York cabaret show Two Lost Souls is basically the Rat Pack with a couple of broads.

Vienna Boys Choir
Friday, December 10, 2021, 8:00pm
Celebrate the yuletide season with the ever charming Vienna Boys Choir.

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops
Friday, December 10, 2021, 8:00pm
Gather with the American Festival Pops Orchestra and special guests for its annual Holiday Pops concert, which is sure to make spirits bright!

Manassas Chorale: Sing Gloria!
Saturday, December 11, 2021 7:30pm
Get into the spirit of the season with the full Chorale and its 20-piece live orchestra in this popular concert of festive carols and popular holiday songs the whole family will enjoy! 

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 8:00pm
Gather with the American Festival Pops Orchestra and special guests for its annual Holiday Pops concert, which is sure to make spirits bright!

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