Campus Facilities

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts --
Photo: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Frank Gehry, the 110,000-squarefoot Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College opened in 2003. The Fisher Center, named for the former chair of Bard's Board of Trustees, houses two theaters as well as the Felicitas S. Thorne Dance Studio, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Theater Studio, and professional support facilities. The Sosnoff Theater, an intimate 900-seat theater with an orchestra, parterre, and two balcony sections, features an orchestra pit for opera and an acoustic shell designed by Yasuhisa Toyota that turns the theater into a first-class concert hall for performances of chamber and symphonic music. Theater Two is a flexible, black box theater with adjustable, bleacher-type seating that is used for teaching and for student and other performances. The Fisher Center is home to the undergraduate Theater and Performance and Dance Programs, the Bard Music Festival, which entered its 23rd season in August 2012, and Bard SummerScape, an annual festival of opera, theater, film, and dance.

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Campus Location: North

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