The Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University’s Manassas campus proudly opened its doors to the public in 2010. The Didlake Grand Foyer, a space dedicated to community gathering, is named for Didlake as the result of a gift from the estate of Roger J. Costello. The foyer invites patrons into the facility with its sweeping staircase and open, 10,000-square-foot floor plan.
The partnership between Didlake and the Hylton Performing Arts Center fosters community involvement and provides opportunities for people with disabilities. These opportunities include employment and participation in events, whether seated in the audience or performing on stage.
“Didlake is pleased to be a major partner in the effort to enrich the lives of all members of our community through arts and culture,” said Didlake CEO and president Rex Parr.
Through the partnership, the Hylton Center provides employment, volunteer, performance, and a host of other opportunities for Didlake clients and others with disabilities throughout the community. The Hylton Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. The facility soars more than nine stories and boasts a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry. The 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities