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

General Public Tours 
The Fisher Center Box Office staff conducts brief tours of the Sosnoff Theater on request during open hours, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm. No reservation is required, but please call the box office at 845-758-7900 before your arrival to ensure theater availability. For private group tours of the full building, please call 845-758-7928 to schedule your tour in advance. Full building tours last approximately 30–40 minutes, and a payment of $5 per person can be accepted upon arrival.
Prospective Student Tours
Dance Program, Theater & Performance Program
The academic staff holds drop-in hours for tours of the Fisher Center's academic wing from 12 to 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Please call 845-758-7970.
Your visit will include those areas of the building that are available for viewing at the time of the tour. We cannot show the theater when rehearsals are occurring. For more information, please call the Box Office at 845-758-7900.