John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center


Inside Bardo Art Center


Tickets purchased in advance may be picked up at the box office during hours of operation or at the time of the performance. The box office remains open 15 minutes after the performance begins. Online sales close at 4pm on the day of the event. 

There are three ways to buy tickets for events: visit the box office, call in, or purchase online.  

Visit the Box Office

Buy tickets in person during box office hours or one hour prior to any performance. Cash, check, Visa and MasterCard accepted.


Standard Box Office Hours

Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm 
Friday: 10am - 4pm 

The box office is open at least one hour prior to every Bardo Arts Center ticketed performance. 

Call for Tickets

Reach us by phone during the above box office hours at 828.227.2479. All reservations require payment, with Visa/MasterCard accepted. 

Purchase Tickets Online

Online ticket sales 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.* Processing fees apply.




$15: General Public
$10: Faculty/Staff/Seniors
$5: Students
Please Note: Student tickets must be purchased in-person or over the phone.

Additional Information



Cinema Series Rates

  • Adult: $15
  • Senior: $10
  • WCU Faculty/Staff : $10
  • Students: $5
  • Group Rates: Available for selected shows for groups of 20 or more. BAC Sunday Cinema Series screenings are always at 7:30 PM and the above rates do not change. If you are interested in getting a discount on tickets, consider becoming a subscriber. Learn more about the BAC Sunday Cinema Series by clicking here. 


All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued unless the performance is canceled. BAC reserves the right to make changes or substitutions to the lineup should production problems arise with any listed performance.

Special Rates

  • Group Rates: Available for selected shows for groups of 20 or more

  • Senior Rates: Available for selected shows for those 60 years of age or older

  • Student Rates: Available for most shows for any student of any age at any institution. ID required.


A ticket is required for anyone entering the performance hall, including young children. Children of all ages qualify for student tickets. Please use discretion when choosing to bring a child to a performance. Most of the performances are not recommended for children younger than five years of age. Should a child become disruptive, an accompanying adult may be asked to wait with them in the lobby.



The performance hall has 1,000 seats.

A listing of the available seats in the John W. Bardo Find and Performing Arts Center

special accomModations

  • Accessibility: BAC is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Wheelchair spaces are available in the orchestra and balcony of the performance hall. For special accommodations, please contact the box office at 828.227.2479.
  • Assistive Listening: Assistive listening devices are available at no charge at the box office on a first come, first served basis. Please return the device to the box office or to a member of the house staff at the end of the performance.
  • Parking: The BAC parking lot has seven handicapped parking spaces available on a first come, first served basis. Passengers may be dropped off and picked up at the entrance to the performance hall at any time by drivers circling the parking lot.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for each Performance Series and single ticket orders. Please contact the box office to purchase a gift certificate at 828.227.2479.

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