The 2016-17 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will feature 35 events from across the United States and around the world. It includes Americana/folk, classical, jazz and world music, dance, a Family Discovery Series and much more. Six performances are free.
In May 2014, BestValueSchools 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. In December 2015, Tripping ranked the Weis Center third on its list of The Most Amazing College and University Performing Arts Centers in the United States.
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 more than 25 years, we have presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for our University and Central Pa. audiences. In turn, we inspire our patrons to be actively engaged in the performance as it unfolds on stage.
Offering an annual series of thirty professional performances spanning a dozen genres, we have something for everyone.
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Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will present Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories, on Jan. 21, at 1 p.m.Read more
The grant will support an upcoming performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio Anthracite Fields and the Coal Collections series.Read more
The spring season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts will feature 20 events, featuring performers from across the United States and around the world.Read more
The CNN anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent will examine the state of American politics Jan. 31 at 7:45 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.Read more
A Celtic Holiday performance, Windham Hill's Winter Solstice, will wrap up the Weis Center's fall season on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m.Read more
The Weis Center's Family Discovery Series will begin with B - The Underwater Bubble Show on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.Read more
Roomful of Teeth will perform with the University Choir and Camerata on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.Read more
Birds of Chicago, the duo of Allison Russell and J.T. Nero, will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre.Read more
The Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra will perform on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.Read more
How much do you know about the Weis Center? Sure, it’s a beautiful space. The Atrium Lobby’s winding staircase and the theater’s high ceilings, wood paneling, and signature light fixtures are immediately recognizable to any student, staff, faculty or alumnus. It’s ranked as one of the country’s most beautiful university performing arts centers for a reason. However, when you dig a little deeper, there are many facts and eccentricities that make the Weis Center even more unique. Here are a few did you know?’s about Bucknell’s home for all things performing arts. The center has a “shoe box” shape. With […]Read more
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University and the Place Studies program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment (BCSE) are pleased to announce twelve more events related to the year-long series, Coal Collections: Local, National and International Stories. The series celebrates connections between the broader Bucknell community and Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region as it highlights histories, cultures, and stories from coal regions around the world. Noon Lecture Series: Athletics in the Anthracite Coal Region Thursday, January 26, Noon-2 p.m., Weis Center Atrium Lobby, Free Drew Kelly (94KX) will moderate two panel discussions about the […]Read more
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I attended Roomful of Teeth’s performance at the Weis Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15th. However, I was surprised and enlightened throughout the performance. Tuesday’s performance was filled with all kinds of sounds—some harmonious; some cacophonous; some beautiful; some unsettling. Through their skills in various singing techniques, the performers created sounds that redefine the traditional description of music. Each member of the group offered a unique skill or technique, such as Dashon Burton’s deep, powerful bass sounds and Caroline Shaw’s beautiful, melodious notes. When performed together, these different sounds blended together to create music […]Read more
The GRAMMY award winning vocal performance group, Roomful of Teeth, isn’t your typical music group by any means. Through a mix of sounds from many different cultures, such as Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical singing, the group has created a unique sound experience. The group’s nine members, including Williamsport, PA native Dashon Burton, will perform at the Weis Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. If you’re interested in learning more about Roomful of Teeth’s unique style, make sure to arrive early for a […]Read more
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