Center for the Arts at Albright College


Contact us:
Center for the Arts: (610) 921-7715
Box Office: (610) 921-7547

Box Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

60 minutes before a Concert Series/
Star Series Performance and 90
minutes before a Domino Production.

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Center for the Arts 

Calendar of Events

CS – Concert Series    EE – Experience Event   TAD – Teens After Dark
G&G – Green & Growing (Student Production)
MG: Main Gallery; PS: Project Space
* For prices/tickets, call the CFA Box Office at 610-921-7547 or purchase online at www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.

Exhibitions and programs at the Freedman Gallery and in the visual arts are proudly sponsored by: The Silverweed Foundation, The Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Family Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Berks Arts Council.

Musical Programs at Albright College are proudly sponsored by The William E. Maier Memorial Concert Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Berks Arts Council.


Fashion Alumni Panel
Fri., April 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Klein Hall
Meet with Albright fashion alumni and learn what they are doing in the industry.

International Film Series #16: Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972, 122 min.) by Lucio Fulci
April 5
Italian “father of gore:” one of the director’s most bizarre and fascinating giali that can stand beside the films of Mario Bava and Dario Argento as masterworks of Italian horror. In Italian with English subtitles.
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

16th Annual Hurwitz Lecture: William Deresiewicz
Thur., April 7
Literary critic William Deresiewicz is the author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (2014), A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship and the Things that Really Matter (2011) and Jane Austen and the Romantic Poets (2004). Winner of numerous awards, including a “Citation for Excellence” from the National Book Critics Circle in 2012, Deresiewicz’s “All Points” blog appears on the American Scholar website, and his criticisms have been featured in The Nation, The New Republic and The New York Times.

  • Lecture, 4 p.m., CCSL

International Film Series #17: Inherent Vice (2014, 148 min.) by Paul Thomas Anderson
April 12
“A hilariously louche and ramshackle psychedelic noir, Inherent Vice is an audacious stylistic leap for Anderson, but his risks pay off beautifully. It's an amazing work, capturing the heady vibe of Thomas Pynchon's novel while stumbling into in the great cinematic lineage of California noir.”- Craig Williams, CineVue.
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Soviet Purgatory
Wed., April 13, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show.

11th Annual Edible Books Contest
Wed., April 13, noon-3 p.m., Gingrich Library

Express your creativity and love of books by joining in a celebration of art, literature and imagination.  A “National Library Week” event.

Arts Administration Forum
Sat., April 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Roessner Hall

4th Annual Music Business Forum
Sat., April 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Roessner Hall

International Film Series #18: I’m So Excited (2013, 90 min.) by Pedro Almodovar
April 19
It’s high time Pedro had a lark. The buoyant and bawdy I’m So Excited plays like a to-hell-with-it-all riff from this seminal Spanish auteur, an excuse to gather his stock company for a breezy 90-minute party that just happens to include an assassin, a dominatrix, a Pointer Sisters–scored musical number and muy caliente couplings…. Though the film’s surface is colorfully camp (a trio of swishingly gay stewards offer plenty of pithy, bitchy asides), the satire of Spanish society is shrewdly pointed.”- Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York. In Spanish with English subtitles.
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall


21-24 Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare* EE
Thur.-Sat., April 21-23, 8 p.m.
Sun., April 24, 2:30 p.m.
Wachovia Theatre

  • Talkback & Reception follows Thursday’s performance, April 21
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To follows Friday’s performance, April 22, Roop Hall
  • Experience Event

Shipwrecked, Viola lands on a topsy-turvy island where passions are strong, the music is sweet, and “it raineth every day.”

Symphonic Band Concert EE
Sat., April 23, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

String Chamber Orchestra & Big Cat Jazz Concert EE
Sun., April 24, 3 p.m., Memorial Chapel

International Film Series #19: Moviate EE
April 26
Group show by media artists from the independent/experimental film and video collective, Moviate, established in 1977, in Harrisburg, Pa. Program will be introduced by Caleb Smith ’97 and James Hollenbaugh, 2015 Jury’s Award winner, Black Maria Film Festival. Individual films and videos will be presented by each filmmaker. 
7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Gospel Choir Concert
Sat., April 30, 4 p.m., Memorial Chapel
Sacred music with style! Also includes performances by the Praise and Worship Dance Team.

Albright Dance Team Recital
Sat., April 30, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre


Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre EE
Mon., May 2, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

imageAnnual Juried Student Exhibition
May 3 – May 22, Freedman Gallery (MG & PS)
This annual exhibition includes a round up of work by Albright College students made over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception.

Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre EE
Wed., May 4, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Annual Albright Student Film Festival
May 5
The Cinema Club presents an evening of short films, produced by current Albright students with a special screening by guest alumnus Patrick Gibney ’13! Interested in submitting a film or video, contact tabitha.spina001@albright.edu.
Thursday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Beach Party Bonanza V, Electric Boogaloo IV, Dreams Come True III
Fri., May 6, 6 p.m., CFA Mary Miss Amphitheatre
Less Than or Equal To’s al frecso improv spring finale showcase.

Xion Step Team Dance Showcase*
Fri., May 6, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
And don’t forget the after-party in Jake’s.

Albright’s Annual Fashion Showcase* EE
Sat., May 7
$5/$10 students advance/door, $10/$15 adult advance/door, $25 VIP advance only/stage seating.
Celebrate the hard work of Albright’s student fashion designers and merchandisers through exhibition displays and a high-energy runway show.
Exhibition, 4-5:30 p.m., Roop Hall 
Runway Show, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Celebrate Spring EE
Sat., May 7, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel
Say farewell to the graduating seniors in Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men and Women’s Chorale in their final performance of the season.

The Reading Eagle by Matt Fotis
Sun., May 8, 1 p.m., Roop Hall
Perched on the Pagoda, high above the city of Reading, Pennsylvania, sits the Reading Eagle. She’s the latest in a long line of proud and glorious eagles that have watched over the city, and the first female eagle to the job. To top it off, she’s a new mom trying to balance motherhood and protecting the city she loves from the evil “P Brothers,” Poverty, Patriarchy and Peter. A new play brought to you by the Children’s Theatre of Albright.

Roar Like a Lion Student Recital EE
Mon., May 9, 7 p.m., Roop Hall


Summer Jazz Camp with Mike Eben & Chris Heslop*
June 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon, Roop Hall, $75/week or $125/both sessions by June 1, $85/week or $150/both after June 1
Saxophonist and music educator Mike Eben’s summer camps offer aspiring musicians the chance to learn from renowned guest artists while providing basic instruction on how to improvise using major scales and modes, including blues scales. Participants learn how to accompany soloists and perform solos. Piano, guitar, bass and drums for rhythm section also welcome. Must be able to read music, play several scales from memory, and be entering 7th grade (or older) by fall 2016.

Summer Jazz Camp with Mike Eben & Chris Heslop*

July 18-22, 9 a.m.-noon, Roop Hall, $75/week or $125/both sessions by June 1, $85/week or $150/both after June 1

Art Departments at Albright College

The Center for the Arts houses five different academic departments.  All of the departments exhibit or perform their work both in the CFA and around campus.

Student Arts Organizations

The Center for the Arts is home to many student art groups including: