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

  • W&L Repertory Dance Company Auditions AUDITIONS: W&L Repertory Dance Company
  • Clementi on Clementi Clementi on Clementi: 200th Anniversary Concert

    3:00 p.m.
  • Gina Werfel: Divided Light Gina Werfel
  • Really Really: Play Reading 1 Contemporary Play Reading Series: Really Really

    7:30 PM
  • Faculty Recital 9/29/13 Faculty Recital

    4:00 PM
  • Choral Concert 10/4/13 Choral Concert

    8:00 PM
  • Applied Student Recital 10/5/13 Applied Student Recital

    10:00 AM
  • Instrumental Ensemble Concert Instrumental Ensemble Concert

    8:00 PM
  • Faculty Guitar Recital 10/6/13 Faculty Guitar Recital: Loren Pomeroy

    3:00 PM
  • Shanghai Ballet Shanghai Ballet

    7:00 PM
  • Marlbrook Chamber Players Marlbrook Chamber Players

    7:00 PM
  • Fall/Alumni Weekend Choral Concert Fall/Alumni Weekend Choral Concert

    2:00 PM
  • The Nerd The Nerd

    7:30 PM
  • University Wind Ensemble 10/29/13 University Wind Ensemble

    8:00 PM
  • Barb Bondy: Suspension Barb Bondy
  • Marinus Ensemble Concert 11/1/13 Marinus Ensemble Concert

    8:00 PM
  • W&L Dancers Create W&L Dancers Create…

    7:30 PM
  • Dancing with the Professors Dancing with the Professors
  • A Celebration of Great Film Music A Celebration of Great Film Music

    8:00 PM
  • O’Keeffe! O’Keeffe!

    7:30 PM
  • Everything Going to be Okay: Play Reading 2 Contemporary Play Reading Series: "Everything Is Probably Going To Be Okay"

    7:30 PM
  • An Evening of American Song An Evening of American Song

    7:00 p.m.
  • Applied Student Recital 11/21/13 Applied Student Recital

    8:00 PM
  • Holiday Pops Concert Holiday Pops Concert

    7:00 PM
  • Candlelight Service Candlelight Service: Lessons and Carols

    8:00 PM
  • 10-Minute Plays 10-Minute Plays

    7:30 PM
  • Electronic Music Ensemble Concert 12/6/13 Electronic Music Ensemble Concert

    8:00 PM
  • Frank Jackson: Echo and Silt Frank Jackson
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Concert Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Concert

    7:30 PM
  • Morgan Luttig ’14 Morgan Luttig ’14

    8:00 PM
  • The Laramie Project: Play Reading 3 Contemporary Play Reading Series: "The Laramie Project"

    7:30 PM
  • Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia

    7:00 PM
  • Sarah Hobbs: Small Problems in Living Sarah Hobbs
  • The Exquisite Hour The Exquisite Hour
  • USSO: Classics Celebration: Mozart, Brahms, and Glazunov Classics Celebration: Mozart, Brahms, and Glazunov

    8:00 PM
  • An Evening with The Broadway Boys An Evening with The Broadway Boys

    7:00 PM
  • W&L University Singers Tour Home Concert W&L University Singers Tour Home Concert

    8:00 PM
  • Faculty Piano Recital 3/2/14 Faculty Piano Recital

    3:00 PM
  • Keith Trump, senior honors presentation Keith Trump ’14

    2:00 PM
  • Winter Choral Concert Winter Choral Concert

    8:00 PM
  • Maysey Craddock: Angle of Repose Maysey Craddock
  • USSO: A Grand Celebration: Shostakovich and Daugherty A Grand Celebration: Shostakovich and Daugherty

    8:00 PM
  • Keith Trump ’14, senior voice recital Keith Trump ’14

    8:30 PM
  • The Beauty Project The Beauty Project

    7:30 PM
  • Michelle Ponder ’14 Michelle Ponder ’14

    8:30 PM
  • University Wind Ensemble 3/26/14 University Wind Ensemble

    8:00 PM
  • ChoralFest 2014 Concert ChoralFest 2014 Concert

    8:00 PM
  • Applied Student Recital 3/30/14 Applied Student Recital

    3:00 PM
  • Christy Cui ’14 Christy Cui ’14

    8:00 PM
  • Electronic Music Ensemble Concert 4/2/14 Electronic Music Ensemble Concert

    8:00 PM
  • University Jazz Ensemble University Jazz Ensemble

    8:00 PM
  • Senior Theses Exhibit Senior Theses Exhibit
  • Vivien Leigh: The last Press Conference Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference

    7:00 PM
  • Marlbrook Chamber Players 4/26/14 Marlbrook Chamber Players: Romance of Russia

    7:00 PM
  • Greer Theus ’14 Senior Piano Recital Senior Piano Recital
  • Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Musical Opera Event Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Musical Operetta

    7:30 PM
  • Christy Cui and Ginny Huang Senior Piano Recital Senior Piano Recital
  • Emily Comer, Joseph Liu and Garrett Koller Senior Piano Recital
  • Commencement Concert Commencement Concert

    8:00 PM
  • Alyssa Salomon: Tell Me Again The World Will BE Beautiful Alyssa Salomon