2019-20 Performing Arts Series Events

Celebrating local and international artists who examine their forebears in global arts and politics to give contemporary form to enduring movements and messages.

Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project: When Birds Refused to Fly

When Birds Refused to Fly examines what it is to build up and break down in the name of change.

Friday and Saturday | Oct. 4-5 | Hepburn Teaching Theater

Alsarah & The Nubatones

Alsarah & The Nubatones deliver heady pop updates of the rich musical traditions of the Nubian region.

Saturday | Nov. 23 | 8 p.m. | McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall

Sister Sylvester: Brecht Forensics: Genetically Modified Theater

Brecht Forensics: Genetically Modified Theater is a performance lecture based on DNA extracted from a hat that was a costume for Brecht's Berliner Ensemble.

Friday and Saturday | Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 | 8 p.m. | Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall


A mixed-rep program by BalletX, featuring Nicolo Fonte's ballet Steep Drop, Euphoric.

Saturday | Feb. 8  | 8 p.m. | McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall

In the global effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all in-person Bryn Mawr College Arts Program events on the Bryn Mawr and Haverford College campuses were canceled through the end of the spring 2020 semester. For more information about Bryn Mawr's response, please visit https://www.brynmawr.edu/healthcenter/coronavirus-information-and-updates.

Canceled: "Improvisation as a Way of Change," a Lecture by George Lewis, Co-Composer of Mending Wall

Monday | March 16 at 2 p.m. | New Dorm Dorothy Vernon Room

Canceled: PRISM Quartet: Mending Wall 

Soprano Tony Arnold, pianist Arturo O'Farrill and the PRISM Quartet present the world premiere of Mending Wall.
Saturday and Sunday | March 21 at 8 p.m. and March 22 at 3 p.m. | McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall

Learn more at the Mending Wall website.

About the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series

Since 1984 the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has presented great artists and performances to Philadelphia-area audiences, creating an environment in which the value of the arts is recognized and celebrated. Providing talks and workshops free to the public to develop arts awareness and literacy, the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has partnered in recent seasons with such organizations as the Barnes Foundation, Pennsylvania Ballet, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, and FringeArts. The Series has presented performances by such diverse luminaries as Trisha Brown Dance Company, Meredith Monk, John Waters, Jennifer Koh, the Khmer Arts Ensemble of Cambodia, and Urban Bush Women.

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

Contact the Arts Office at reservations@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-5300 for more information.