The 2016-17 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will feature 35 events from across the United States and around the world. It includes Americana/folk, classical, jazz and world music, dance, a Family Discovery Series and much more. Six performances are free.
In May 2014, BestValueSchools 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. In December 2015, Tripping ranked the Weis Center third on its list of The Most Amazing College and University Performing Arts Centers in the United States.
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.
The Weis Center is a 1,200 seat performance hall that is both architecturally striking and acoustically exceptional.
For more than 25 years, we have presented artists who are committed to doing their very best work for our University and Central Pa. audiences. In turn, we inspire our patrons to be actively engaged in the performance as it unfolds on stage.
Offering an annual series of thirty professional performances spanning a dozen genres, we have something for everyone.
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Chilean puppetry ensemble Silencio Blanco will perform "Chiflon, el silencio del carbon" on Friday, Feb. 17, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Weis Center.Read more
Jazz trio The Bad Plus will perform on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.Read more
The CNN anchor and CBS correspondent was the latest guest of the Bucknell Forum speaker series.Read more
Gypsy jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.Read more
The CNN anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent will examine the state of American politics Jan. 31 at 7:45 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.Read more
The yearlong Coal Collections series at Bucknell University will feature 12 events during the spring semester.Read more
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will present Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories, on Jan. 21, at 1 p.m.Read more
The grant will support an upcoming performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio Anthracite Fields and the Coal Collections series.Read more
The spring season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts will feature 20 events, featuring performers from across the United States and around the world.Read more
With glowing reviews from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker, The Bad Plus was welcomed to the Weis Center by a crowd ready to hear some good jazz on an unseasonably warm Saturday evening. The jazz trio based in New York City includes a delightful mix of piano from Ethan Iverson, bass guitar from Reid Anderson, and drums from Dave King. The group began by playing several original songs. Some were melodic and piano heavy while others highlighted rhythm from the drums. Some of the most surprising yet enjoyable moments of the evening occurred in between […]Read more
The Color of Sound exhibition has been livening up the Weis Center’s lobby since the fall, although soon a new exhibit will greet guests whenever they pay a visit to the Weis Center beginning March 20th and running through September 10th. As part of Art at the Weis Center, a partnership with the Samek Art Museum, the exhibition Dust & Light: Images of PA Coal Communities will debut, featuring a collection of photographs from artist Jack Delano. The exhibition is also part of Bucknell’s Coal Collections series, a yearlong collaboration between the Weis Center and the Place Studies program of the Bucknell Center for […]Read more
Silencio Blanco, a touring group of puppeteers who use their puppets to tell stories, will perform twice at Bucknell on Friday, Feb. 17 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). As part of the Weis Center’s ongoing series, Coal Collections: Local, National, and International Stories, the ensemble will perform with marionettes made from a newspaper base in order to share stories about the significance of coal mining in Chilean culture. In what is likely a first for the Weis Center, patrons will be seated on-stage with the puppeteers and puppets, gaining intimate access to this unique performance. As the group’s name suggests, […]Read more
How much do you know about the Weis Center? Sure, it’s a beautiful space. The Atrium Lobby’s winding staircase and the theater’s high ceilings, wood paneling, and signature light fixtures are immediately recognizable to any student, staff, faculty or alumnus. It’s ranked as one of the country’s most beautiful university performing arts centers for a reason. However, when you dig a little deeper, there are many facts and eccentricities that make the Weis Center even more unique. Here are a few did you know?’s about Bucknell’s home for all things performing arts. The center has a “shoe box” shape. With […]Read more
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