Weis Center's 30th anniversary season features more than 30 performances

The 2017-18 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University once again includes more than 30 professional performances - including world music, classical, modern and world dance, Americana, jazz, bluegrass, and a Family Discovery Series. Ten performances are free.

As our patrons have come to expect, the Weis Center will bring artists from around the globe and across the United States.

Officially amazing.

In December 2015, Tripping ranked the Weis Center third on its list of The Best College Performing Arts Centers: Top 10. In May 2014, BestValueSchools also ranked the Weis Center third on its list of 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers in recognition of its mix of programming and community engagement.

When you attend a Weis Center performance, you will quickly realize that sharing this moment in time with hundreds of others will inspire, move and energize.

The Weis Center is a 1,200 seat performance hall that is both architecturally striking and acoustically exceptional.

For thirty years, we have presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for our University and Central Pennsylvania audiences. In turn, we inspire our patrons to be actively engaged in the performance as it unfolds on stage.

Offering an annual series of more than thirty professional performances spanning a dozen genres, we have something for everyone.

Support the Weis Center with your gift today!

2017-18 Season Preview

How To Order Tickets

  • Order by phone: 570.577.1000
     
  • Order in person: Visit the Weis Center lobby or the Elaine Langone Center lobby
     
  • Order by mail: Use the order form in the brochure
     
  • Order online at the University Box Office
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We're working on something really, really (really!) FUN and exciting to commemorate our 30th Anniversary. Here's a sneak peek. Any guesses? Hint: You'll definitely notice it at our Plaza concerts :-) #weiscenter #bucknellu #giantprinter #30thanniversary

We're working with The Standard Journal in Milton on a 30th Anniversary commemorative publication -- complete with historical pics, interviews from patrons, and brochure covers from years past. Proofed it today and it's amazing! It will be available at all of our season performances this year - stay tuned! #weiscenter #bucknellu #weiscenter30th #30thanniversary

Summer upgrades! We now have free water bottle filling stations throughout the Weis Center - first floor, balcony and backstage. Woot woot! And check out our new water bottles in our signature color this year - lime green! #performingarts #bucknellu #weiscenter #waterwatereverywhere

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