The László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building is a 16,500-square-foot structure connected to the Avery Arts Center’s music wing. Facilities include a 145-seat performance space; 15 teaching studios; a lounge; and a large classroom.
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts houses two theaters and dance, theater, and practice studios. The Sosnoff Theater is an intimate 800-seat theater with an orchestra, parterre, two balcony sections, and an orchestra pit.
The Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building, is the main academic facilityon campus. Behind the main academic building, a 380-seat concert hall is attached to the main building by a glass lobby that features a circular interior colonnade.
Opened in 2012 and located near the Avery Arts Center, this facility contains a dozen practice rooms that are available to all students.
The Avery Arts Center complex houses the Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center and the Edith C. Blum Institute. Blum Institute facilities include a practice space, offices, classrooms, a listening library, and studios for recording, editing, computer music, composition, and jazz percussion.
Whether you are coming to Bard for an evening of theater, a weeklong conference, or touring as a prospective student, our guide to visiting the main campus will help you find your way. Bard regularly offers public lectures, film screenings, and performances at several campus venues.