The Sigmund and Claire Weis Center for the Performing Arts is located just off Route 15, one-half mile south of Route 45 in Lewisburg, on the campus of Bucknell University. || Get directions


We're devoted to making the performing arts available to everyone, including children of all ages.

Our Family Discovery Series focuses on high-quality and accessible performing arts for a variety of ages. Suggested ages are noted in promotional materials. Events in the Family Discovery Series are noted as such and children are permitted on laps during these performances. Children under two years of age and seated on a parent's lap may enter the theater without a ticket. Children two years and older must have a ticket to attend any event.

For Weis Center Series performances not included in the Family Discovery Series, children of all ages (including babes-in-arms) need to have a ticket purchased beside their parents.

For events not specifically geared for young audiences, parents are asked to carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for a child before planning to attend.

Disruptive patrons, including children, will not be allowed to remain in the auditorium. If you have questions about the age appropriateness of a specific event, please call 570-577-3727.


Patrons requiring information concerning the availability of accommodations or services for Weis Center Performances should call 570.577.1000. The Weis Center ground floor is fully accessible. The staff will gladly provide assistance and appropriate seat selections. The balcony is not accessible to patrons using wheelchairs.


A headphone system of assistance for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing is available upon request. The headphone system is a type of wireless transmitter which helps the individual better understand speech and sound in situations where it might be difficult. To reserve one for a Weis Center performance, please call 570.577.3720 at least 2 days prior to the performance.

Large Print Programs

Large print programs are available for most Weis Center Performances. To make this request, patrons should call 570.577.3727 at least 3 business days prior to a performance.

Arrival for Performances

The Weis Center lobby generally opens one hour prior to scheduled events, and seating begins approximately one half hour before the performance. Late arrivals are seated at appropriate intervals in the performance, at the direction and discretion of the artists.


Some audience members are allergic to perfumes, and it is therefore requested that patrons please refrain from using large quantities when attending Weis Center performances. Also, the Weis Center is an acoustically excellent facility, so please be aware that noise like coughing and talking can be heard on stage and elsewhere in the auditorium as easily as music from the stage carries to the seats. Please remember to turn off electronic devices including cell phones and pagers when enjoying a Weis Center performance. The Weis Center is a smoke-free facility.


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