The Weis Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,200 seat performance hall that is both architecturally striking and acoustically exceptional.
The 2018-19 season at the Weis Center once again includes nearly 40 professional performances spanning a dozen genres. We truly have something for everyone and every age. Thanks to our generous sponsors and foundation partners, ten performances are free.
For more than 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. View our archive of past performances.
Once again, the Weis Center will bring artists from around the globe and across the United States. View 2018-19 season here.
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.
Soweto Gospel Choir will present “Songs of the Free,” honoring Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, as well as international gospel classics and favorite Christmas carols on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate and Martha and Alan Barrick. Patrons are encouraged to come early for a free pre-performance concert by Eric Ian Farmer Trio, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Eric shares his songs about relationships, social awareness, and finding one’s path in life while keeping alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye, […]Read more
Alsarah (left) and her sister Nahid Alsarah & The Nubatones performed at the Campus Theatre Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30 pm. The show was preceded by a pre-performace talk at 6:30 pm with Alsarah led by Professor Angele Kingue. Alsarah performed with her band, including her sister Nahid, on backing vocals, bassist Mawuena Kodjovi, oudist Brandon Terzic, and percussionist Rami El-Aasser of the Cafe Antarsia Ensemble. Singing original music inspired by Nubian/Sudanese traditions and songs, the Nubatones put on a fabulous, foot stomping show that got people out of their seats and dancing. At the Q&A pre-show talk Professor Kingue introduced Alsarah as “a young artist dealing […]Read more
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives performed at the Weis Center on Thursday, Nov. 1st at 7:30 p.m. Dressed like they just stepped out of 2005’s Walk the Line, the musicians were welcomed by an uproarious audience of die hard fans. Country music legend and Grammy winner Marty Stuart was a master crowd pleaser, engaging with the audience and even taking song suggestions, and his Superlatives were truly super; with Kenny Vaughan on acoustic guitar, Harry Stinson on multiple instruments and Chris Scruggs on the bass. The Superlatives covered some of country’s greatest hits in honor of the musical genre’s rich legacy. […]Read more
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