Bard College, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

This one-of-a-kind arts center not only provides Bard College with an architectural landmark and a robust foundation to nurture performing arts students, but also a world-class space to showcase student-produced and professional works. The 109,000 square foot center features a 900-seat multipurpose theatre with a full stagehouse and demountable orchestra shell, a flexible studio theatre with retractable seating and flexible staging, and a dance studio. Additional practice and support spaces include four rehearsal rooms, classrooms, costume and scene shop, dressing rooms and green room. 

Bard College, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Credit: Peter Aaron/Esto
Credit: Peter Aaron/Esto
Credit: Peter Mauss/Esto
Owner

Bard College

Architect

Gehry Partners

Acoustician

Nagata Aacoustics

Users

Bard College's Theater and Dance Program, Bard SummerScape (touring opera, theatre, and dance companies)

Seat count

200, 900

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Arts center, Educational, Flexible theatre, Multipurpose theatre

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2003

Venue website

fishercenter.bard.edu

Bard College, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Credit: Peter Aaron/Esto

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