The Lenfest Center for the Arts

The Lenfest Center for the Arts, home of the Department of Theater and Dance, Music and Art and is a multi-use facility designed and equipped to accommodate a broad spectrum of the performing arts, including theater, musical theater, opera and operetta, choral and band music, dance and performance art in one energizing complex.

Since opening in 1991, the Lenfest Center has helped the University provide the fine arts component of an exceptional liberal arts education. Housing over 125 performances each year and hosting over 30,000 patrons, the center has become the region's performing arts center. Countless rehearsals and an ongoing schedule of classes make the Lenfest Center a lively and dynamic educational facility.

The history of the university's long relationship to the arts dates back to its most illustrious early donor and first namesake, George Washington. In making an important gift to the struggling school in 1796, the First President noted, "To promote literature in this rising empire, and to encourage the arts, have ever been amongst the warmest wishes of my heart. And if the donation is likely to prove a means to accomplish these ends, it will contribute to the gratification of my desires."

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

  • Mikado Lenfest and Concert Guild present New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players The Mikado
  • Todd Hunter Todd Hunter
  • Patrick Hinely Patrick Hinely
  • Arts Management Master Class Master Class: Arts Management Round Table
  • Parent Family Weekend Parents and Family Weekend Choral Concert
  • Paul Ryan Paul Ryan
  • Improvisation Master Class Two-part Improvisation Master Class
  • Marlbrook Oct. Marlbrook Chamber Ensemble
  • Desdemona Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief
  • Fall Choral Fall Choral Concert
  • Vosbein-Magee SonoKlect
  • Rolando Sarabia Rolando Sarabia
  • Simon Shaheen Simon Shaheen
  • Ben Crystal: Master Class Shakespearean Residency with Ben Crystal
  • Chanticleer Chanticleer
  • AUDITIONS for "Legally Blonde" AUDITIONS for "Legally Blonde"
  • Believe None of Us "Believe None of Us"
  • Wind Ensemble fall University Wind Ensemble
  • Eliot Dudlik Eliot Dudik
  • Bluegrass fall Bluegrass Ensemble
  • University Orchestra fall University Orchestra
  • Dancing with Professors Dancing with the Professors
  • Improvisation Performance Improvisation Performance
  • "Loves Labor Lost" "Love's Labors Lost"
  • University Jazz University Jazz Ensemble
  • Holiday Pops Holiday Pops Concert
  • Candlelight Candlelight Service: Lessons and Carols
  • W&L Dancers Create.... W&L Dancers Create....
  • Jose Krapp Jose Krapp
  • Sinatra Century The Sinatra Century! with two New York City Legends, Jim Cruso and Billy Stritch
  • Jessica Lang Jessica Lang Dance
  • MLK Jr Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Concert
  • Faculty Voice Parker Faculty Voice Recital: Gregory Parker
  • Laura Bell Bundy Master Class Laura Bell Bundy Master Class
  • Fran R. Peppers Fran R. Peppers
  • Mitch Weiss: The Art of the Business of Theater Mitch Weiss: The Art of the Business of the Theater
  • "Murdering Marlowe" Murdering Marlowe
  • Andrew Willis Andrew Willis
  • Nyeema Morgan Nyeema Morgan
  • "Midsummer Night's Dream" "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Actors from London Stage Shakespeare at Notre Dame
  • Faculty Concert Ardo Faculty Concert
  • Dalí quartet The Dalí Quartet
  • "Legally Blonde" "Legally Blonde"
  • Larry Stene Larry Stene
  • Winter Choral Winter Choral Concert
  • Bluegrass March Bluegrass Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble March University Jazz Ensemble
  • University Orchestra april University Orchestra
  • W&L Repertory Dance Company W&L Repertory Dance Company
  • University Wind Ensemble April University Wind Ensemble
  • Ireland Tour University Singers
  • Rachel Hodge Rachel Hodge '16
  • Senior Theses Senior Theses Exhibit
  • Voca People Voca People
  • Marlbrook May Marlbrook Chamber Ensemble
  • Emily Streeper Emily Steeper '16
  • Senior Flute Recital Shan Jiang '16
  • Madeleine Sullivan Madeleine Sullivan '16
  • Andrew Conlon Andrew Conlon '16
  • Erica Schiller Erica Schiller '16
  • Commencement Concert University Singers Commencement Concert