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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.

Community Commitment

We strive to uphold the values expressed in our Community Commitment and ask audience members, visitors, and guests of the Fisher Center to nurture these values as well. Before visiting, please read our guidelines.

Getting Here

The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College 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. It is surrounded by several beautiful Hudson Valley estates, including Montgomery Place, Clermont, Olana, Mills Mansion, the Vanderbilt Estate, and the Roosevelt Home and Museum, all of which are open to the public. Other nearby attractions include the Culinary Institute of America, Cary Arboretum, Innisfree Garden, country auctions, wineries, pick-your-own vegetable and fruit farms, nature sanctuaries, and historic river ports.

The Taconic State Parkway and the New York State Thruway provide the most direct routes to our campus. GPS device users: Bard College is in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; the zip code is 12504. Enter the intersection of Route 9G and Annandale Road for the most accurate directions to the Fisher Center. Please note: We are at 60 Manor Avenue, NOT 60 Manor Road as Google Maps may indicate.

Amtrak service is available from Penn Station in New York City, or from Albany to Rhinecliff, about 9 miles south of Bard. For taxi service from Rhinecliff station (~15 min. ride):
  • Blue Top Taxi, 845-758-8294
  • Chariot Car Service (Rhinebeck), 845-876-3000
  • Red Hook Taxi, 845-876-2010 
  • Town Taxi, 845-876-8100
  • Rhinecliff Taxi,  (845) 532-5788
  • Village Taxi, (845) 757-2244
  • Key Car Services, (845) 532-2381
  • Dutchess County Cab, (845) 905-6033

Metro-North provides service from Grand Central Terminal in New York City to Poughkeepsie, about 20 miles south of Bard. For taxi service from Poughkeepsie Station (~40 min. ride): 
  • A-1 Transportation 845-473-7600
  • TWO SUP TAXI (845) 418-0998
  • B & B Taxi (845) 704-7000
  • Executive Ride (845) 204-7148

Public transportation to the Bard campus is available from Poughkeepsie Station (Metro-North), via Dutchess County’s LOOP C bus.

Both Uber and Lyft have service in the area, but wait times are around 20+ minutes and cancellations are common. Use at your own discretion. 


Parking for those with mobility impairments is available at all venues. Accompanying drivers are asked to discharge their passengers at the drop-off point in front of the Fisher Center for performances at Sosnoff and LUMA Theaters. Please call 845-758-7900 in advance to ensure that a space is reserved for you. 

Golf carts are utilized at the Fisher Center to assist patrons with mobility issues between the parking lot and the venue. Golf carts cannot run during a thunderstorm or other dangerous weather. If the carts are not running, please request assistance from a parking attendant, and a staff member will escort you to the theater. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station
The Bard Office of Sustainability has provided a charging station with two ports and two designated parking spots at the Fisher Center in lot "C". Electric vehicle drivers may use the spaces only when actively charging their cars. 


Sosnoff Theater
The Sosnoff Theater seats approximately 800 people. It features a proscenium stage that accommodates opera, music, dance, and theater.


LUMA Theater
The intimate LUMA Theater seats approximately 200 people and hosts performances by students in Bard’s Dance and Theater & Performance Programs as well as professional productions ranging from rock concerts to chamber opera.