The Weis Center for the Performing Arts, August 2022

Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Arts & Performances

The Weis Center's 2023-24 Season has been announced! The season includes 25 live performances, including world music and dance, modern dance, classical, jazz, soul, Americana/roots, family-friendly performances and so much more. Hope to see you at the Weis Center soon!

Spring 2024 Weis Center Performances

Bringing the World to Central Pennsylvania

For more than 35 years, the Weis Center has presented world-class artists to Bucknell University and Central Pennsylvania audiences.

In our programming and within our community, our goal is always to inspire:

  • Artists to do their best work and to share it with the University.
  • Audiences to recognize the spiritual power of art and its capacity to change lives.
  • Our communities to become active participants, rather than passive spectators, through the deep integration of arts activities between our campus and region.

Through this inspiration, we believe we can transform the nature of the world in which we live. Our hope is that when you attend a Weis Center performance, you share in an experience and moment in time with hundreds of others. When that happens, you'll leave inspired, moved and energized.

Great Performances and Beyond

While on campus, visiting artists participate in a variety of residency activities, including master classes, lecture demonstrations, pre-performance talks and post-performance receptions. Together, these moments increase involvement in and knowledge of the arts within the University, local community and the region.

Spring 2024 Artists

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Weis Center Performances

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Season 2023-24

The Weis Center's 2023-24 Season will include 25 live performances, including world music and dance, modern dance, classical, jazz, Americana/roots, family discovery performances and so much more.


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Weis Center 2023-24 Season

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2023-24 Season


The 2023-24 line-up includes a diverse schedule of nearly 25 live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and restore your heart.


Curricular Connections

Weis Center Curricular Connections -  Spring 2024

Building Curricular Connections

Spring 2024

Many of the performances presented at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts feature additional programming where Bucknell’s faculty and students can connect with visiting artists through masterclasses, pre-show talks, class visits, and community meals. These active-learning opportunities support the core values of a liberal arts curriculum as they engage students with real-world problems and ideas, challenge students to think critically and increase cultural intelligence. Curricular Connections with artists are designed to enrich the educational experience at Bucknell by expanding the walls of the classroom.

We’re happy to help forge future Curricular Connections to help achieve the learning goals of your courses. Please contact us if you see a curricular connection we may pursue together. E-mail Rachel Martine at to organize your class connection.

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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Blog

  • Feb 20, 2024 6:40 p.m.

    Martha Redbone Roots Project Comes to the Weis Center

    The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome folk/blues/gospel ensemble Martha Redbone Roots Project on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the News-Item. Martha Redbone is a Native American and African American vocalist/songwriter/ composer/educator. She is known for her unique gumbo of folk, blues and gospel from her childhood in Harlan County, Kentucky, that is infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Inheriting the powerful vocal range of her gospel-singing African American father and the resilient spirit of her mother’s Southeastern Cherokee/Choctaw culture, Redbone broadens the boundaries […]
  • Feb 20, 2024 6:18 p.m.

    All-Female Brass Ensemble Comes to the Weis Center

    The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome tenThing on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth as a fun and exciting collaboration between musical friends, the ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble tenThing have firmly established themselves on the international scene to great acclaim. tenThing are celebrated for their commitment to outreach and access to music through a diverse repertoire that spans from Mozart to Weill, Grieg to Bernstein, and Lully to Bartok. The group work closely with Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle Storløkken in the arrangement of […]
  • Feb 4, 2024 4:03 a.m.

    Unique Staging of “Song of the North” delights the Weis Center

    “You are all VIPs tonight!” Hamid Rahmanian told the packed Weis Center auditorium during the introduction to Tuesday night’s show. And we certainly were. Rahmanian’s Song of the North would be a treat for the senses under any circumstance, but the Weis Center was treated to a very special “behind the scenes” experience. The large scale shadow puppet theatre, which includes over 500 puppets and a team of 9 actors, is usually set up with the giant screen facing the audience and the projectors, actors, and puppets backstage. But because of the size of the Weis Center’s stage, the whole […]