From live performances to cinema experiences, the BAC Performance Hall provides the campus and community with access to internationally acclaimed artists and regional favorites. In addition, the space serves as a dynamic venue for educational symposiums, campus events, and student performances from the WCU College of Fine and Performing Arts.
Fall 2019 Offerings
WCU PRESENTS (LIVE PERFORMANCES)
ETHEL + Robert Mirabal: The River
Thursday, October 24 at 7:30PM
An Evening with David Sedaris
Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30PM
BAC SUNDAY CINEMA SERIES
Frankenstein: October 6 | Screening at 3PM
42nd Street: November 3 | Screening at 3PM
SPECIAL EVENT - Rocky Horror Picture Show and Shadow Cast
October 31 | Screening & Performance 7:30PM
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 Josefina Niggli Studio Theatre, 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.