Featuring professional artists from around the world in our WCU PRESENTS series, Bardo Arts Center (BAC) provides the Western North Carolina Region with access to internationally acclaimed artists and regional favorites. In addition, the BAC Performance Hall serves as a dynamic venue for educational symposiums, campus events, and student performances from the WCU College of Fine and Performing Arts.
Friday, November 10 at 7:30PM
Looking to the future, without losing sight of their past, A Tribe Called Red straddles a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles.
Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30PM
The world-renowned hoofers of Rhythmic Circus present holiday classics with a groovy twist. Combining their signature style of rapid-fire tap with music you know and love, this show leaves audiences excited with the joy of the holiday spirit!
The Performance Hall boasts an elegant 1,000-seat theatre, with finely-tuned acoustics and state-of-the-art lighting system. It is also home to The Studio, a black-box style theater which provides flexible space in an intimate performance setting.
Designed by Gund Partnership, the 122,000 square-foot facility is a bold interpretation of the grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains. Staff members visited the Joyce Kilmer National Forest and were inspired by the spiritual and cultural home of the Cherokee. The architect's profound experience of Western North Carolina's regional history, diverse mountain culture and local vernacular inspired the building design.