Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Arts & Performances

Following CDC and state guideline changes for indoor gatherings, Bucknell University lifted its masking mandate on Saturday, March 26. Masks are no longer required in the Weis Center, but are always welcome. 

Bucknell's masking policy follows CDC guidelines, and requirements to mask could be reinstated if COVID-19 transmission rates in Union County rise. For the latest information, please visit the University’s COVID-19 page.

The Weis Center's 2022-23 Season will be announced in August.

Explore the Weis Center's 2021-22 digital brochure (Flipbook)

View and download 2021-22 brochure (PDF format)

Spring 2022 ticket order form

Sneak Peek of Weis Center's 2021-22 Season

Spring 2022 Season Features 16 Live Performances

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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Spring 2022 Artists

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Fall 2021 Artists

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Weis Center Performances, Sessions & Snaps

  • 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.

    Snaps Playlist
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Weis Center 2021-22 Season

Weis Center Season 2021-22 Brochure Cover

2021-22 Season

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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)

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.

We’re happy to help forge future Curricular Connections to help achieve the learning goals of your courses. You may access the 2021-22 Season Series at bucknell.edu/WeisCenter. Please contact us if you see a curricular connection we may pursue together. E-mail Rachel Martine at rm053@bucknell.edu to organize your class connection.

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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Blog

  • Apr 12, 2022 2:32 p.m.

    Last Weis Center Concert of the Season Features World Music from Colombia

    The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will end its spring season with a performance by Chontadelia, a world music band from Colombia, on Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in the Weis Center Auditorium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. The Exchange’s Art Cart will be on site from 5:30-7 p.m. with special all-ages activities. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Jazz @ Bucknell and CenterStage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by the New England Foundation […]
  • Mar 28, 2022 3:21 p.m.

    Back by Popular Demand: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Returns to the Weis Center

    George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will perform on Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The family-friendly performance is suggested for ages 4 and above.   Come early!There will be free pre-performance kids activities sponsored by the Lewisburg Children’s Museum from 3-4 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. There will also be free pre-performance music by the Iron Ukulele Benders from 3:15-3:45 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Centre Daily Times, Asbury Riverwoods, and Teri MacBride and Steve Guattery. The Ukulele Orchestra of […]
  • Mar 28, 2022 3:18 p.m.

    Contemporary Dance Comes to the Weis Center

    Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE Dance Company will perform on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free community movement class with the artists on Thursday, April 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. This engagement of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, N.Y., EVIDENCE focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. […]