Labs & Learning Spaces

Theatre & Dance

Theatre and Dance prepping lights

Students in Bucknell's Department of Theatre & Dance have access to one of the most technologically advanced college performing arts venues in the United States, Harvey M. Powers Theatre, complimented by a host of other spaces for performance, rehearsal, set construction and costume design — all of which are used by undergraduate students.

The best part is that at Bucknell, it's not only theatre majors who can access these spaces. Students from all majors can perform in our shows or help out behind the scenes.

Harvey M. Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall

Harvey M. Powers Theatre

Located in Coleman Hall, this 483-seat theatre hosts both plays and dance performances. It features seating on two levels, a stage with a 32-foot proscenium, Wagnerian orchestra pit, an extensive catwalk system and advanced lighting and audio controls. Both the stage and the house have been designed for maximum acoustical quality with curved oak walls and sound diffraction drums on the balcony.

Adjacent to the theatre is an 1800-square-foot scene shop; computer stations for CAD, digital sound work and lighting design; large format, photo-quality color printers; flatbed scanner; data projector; paint shop and other set design resources, all of which are available for student use.

Technical Information

Tustin Studio Theatre,
Tustin Hall

Tustin Studio Theatre

Tustin Studio Theatre is a 2,500-square-foot black box theatre complimenting Harvey Powers Theatre by offering greater performance options, including for performances partially or fully in the round.

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Costume Studio, Coleman Hall

Coleman Hall Costume Studio

The costume studio compliments our set design and construction spaces with everything students need to design and create costumes and props, including a wide range of fabrics and sewing tools.

Interior of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts

In addition to hosting more than 25 visiting acts per year, Bucknell’s main performing arts stage also hosts student performances, including annual dance concerts. With seating for an audience of more than 1,200, the Weis Center has been named one of the most beautiful college performing arts venues in the United States.

Contact Details

Theatre & Dance


141 Coleman Hall