The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College


Welcome to the Fisher Center

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

About Bard College

Bard College has distinguished itself as a leader in the field of liberal arts and sciences for more than 150 years by providing a first-rate undergraduate education for its students. The College is known for its pioneering ideas in education, its passionate commitment to the highest standards of artistic inquiry and practice, and for its vigorous advocacy of liberty, citizenship, individual dignity, and tolerance of differences.

About the Hudson Valley

Bard College sits in the northwest corner of historic Dutchess County in the beautiful mid–Hudson Valley. Today the region's many communities, with their galleries, restaurants, shops, and cultural events; its exciting outdoor activities, including paragliding, kayaking, and mountain biking; and its numerous historical sights make it a vibrant place to live.


Tour the Building

Tours of the Fisher Center's Sosnoff Theater take place Monday through Friday at 2:00 pm. Please call in advance to check the availability of the theater for tours.
  • The tour is $5.00 per person and begins in the lobby of the Sosnoff Theater.
  • Tours take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
  • No reservations are required.
Tours include those parts of the building that are available for viewing at the time of the tour. We cannot show the theater when dress rehearsals are occurring. Private tours are available by appointment.

For more information, or to schedule a private tour, please call the Box Office at 845-758-7900.