BARD SUMMERSCAPE | June 22 – August 13 | Now on Sale

Fisher Center at Bard

20 Years of Groundbreaking Artists and Performances

20th Anniversary Season

Breaking Ground

A celebration of innovative performance featuring SummerScape, the Bard Music Festival, the ground breaking of our new studio building designed by Maya Lin, and more.

SummerScape 2023

“A hotbed of intellectual and aesthetic adventure.”—New York Times


This June, SummerScape returns for eight inspired weeks of performing arts! Highlights of the festival include the 33rd Bard Music Festival, Vaughan Williams and His World; a new production of Saint-Saëns’s Henri VIII, directed by Jean-Romain Vesperini; the World Premiere of the SummerScape-commissioned Illinois by Justin Peck, Sufjan Stevens, and Jackie Sibblies Drury; the beloved Spiegeltent; and more.


June 22 – August 13

The Performing Arts Are Essential

Support the creation of innovative work by adventurous artists.


Bard College and the Fisher Center are pleased to announce that Maya Lin, renowned worldwide for her art, architecture, landscapes, and memorials, has been chosen to design a new performing arts studio building.


Situated in meadows to the west of the Fisher Center and overlooking woodlands and the Catskill mountains, the building will provide a home for Fisher Center LAB, the center’s acclaimed residency and commissioning program for professional artists. The studio building will also house rehearsal and teaching facilities for Bard’s undergraduate programs in Dance and in Theater and Performance.

Visit the Fisher Center

The Fisher Center at Bard is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, situated on the east bank of the Hudson River in the beautiful Hudson Valley, about 90 miles north of New York City and 220 miles southwest of Boston.