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Arts & Performances

We are so excited to welcome you back to the Weis Center. This year's season features a diverse schedule of live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and restore your heart.

We've missed you and look forward to presenting the live experiences you crave, alongside the safety precautions you expect.

We've spent the past months preparing our spaces and taking every precaution to ensure that you are safe and comfortable while attending live performances at the Weis Center. When you visit, all you'll have to do is relax, sit back and enjoy the show.

Our safety measures meet or exceed all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, including masking requirements, increased sanitation measures and socially distanced seating. Should any of our policies evolve as the season progresses, we will communicate those changes with our guests.

Whether it's your first time visiting our performing arts center or you’re a seasoned patron, our team continues to work hard for you, making sure our guests and artists have the high-quality experience that has become the Weis Center standard.

Warmly,

Kathryn Maguet
Executive Director, Weis Center for the Performing Arts

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Explore the Weis Center's 21-22 digital brochure (Flipbook)

View and download 21-22 brochure (PDF format)

Sneak Peek of Weis Center's 2021-22 Season

Weis Center Reopening: Fall 2021

Bringing the World to Central Pennsylvania

For more than 30 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.

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Weis Center Performances, Sessions & Snaps

  • The Crossing with the Dublin Guitar Quartet

    Performances

    Season 2021-22

    The 2021-22 line-up includes a diverse schedule of nearly 30 live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and restore your heart.

    Performances will include music from Bali, Venezuela, West Africa, Mexico and Colombia, plus classical music, Americana and roots music, modern dance from three acclaimed companies, jazz and family-friendly performances. Seven performances are free.

    We look forward to seeing you soon.

    Performances
  • Sessions

    Sessions

    Each week, we release a performance video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Weis Center Sessions are recorded at and produced by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.

  • Tom Solomon for Weis Snaps

    Snaps

    A series that features Bucknell faculty and staff displaying a passion for their craft with 3-5 minute snap talks, professionally produced by the Weis Center from the beautiful Weis Center stage.

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Weis Center 2021-22 Season

  • Weis Center Season 2021-22 Brochure Cover

    2021-22 Season

    Brochure

    The 2021-22 line-up includes a diverse schedule of nearly 30 live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and restore your heart.

    Explore the Weis Center's 21-22 digital brochure (Flipbook)

    View and download 21-22 brochure (PDF format)

  • Weis Center Curricular Connection Spring 2021

    Curricular Connections

    Building Curricular Connections

    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.

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  • Sep 23, 2021 6:42 p.m.

    Air Play Returns to Weis Center with Contemporary Cirque Performance Ideal for Ages 4-104

    Circus and science collide in a gorgeous homage to the power of air. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience and a huge snow globe will make audience members gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. Acrobuffos’ Air Play returns to the Weis Center on Friday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Auditorium. Masks are required. The performance is 55 minutes in length with no intermission and is ideal for ages 4-104. The performance was conceived and created by Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone with air sculptures in collaboration with Daniel Wurtzel. Directed […]
  • Sep 13, 2021 1:56 p.m.

    Contemporary Indigenous Dance Comes to Weis Center, Performance Inspired by Sky and Star Stories and Features Six Dancers and Live Music

    Canadian-based Red Sky Performance will perform their work “Trace” on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. There will be a pre-performance talk with Red Sky Performance’s Artistic Director Sandra Laronde on the same day as the performance, from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Masks are required. Led by Artistic Director Sandra Laronde of the Teme-Augama Anishinaabe (People of the Deep Water), the group is currently in their 21st year of dance, theater, music and media. While at the Weis Center, Red Sky Performance will present the work, […]
  • Sep 7, 2021 12:58 p.m.

    Music and Dance from Bali Comes to the Weis Center in Free Performance, Lecture/Demo Precedes Performance

    Çudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. The performance is free, but tickets are required by calling 570-577-1000 or online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice. There will be a pre-performance lecture and demonstration on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium facilitated by Music Professor Bethany Collier. The performance is sponsored in part by the Candland family, Remembering Mary Candland. It is co-sponsored by Bucknell University’s Department of Music in partnership with the Bucknell University Gamelan Ensemble. This engagement of Çudamani […]