Students perfom a theatrical piece

Arts, Culture, and Performance

Whether you're a fan of a night at the theatre and concerts or prefer a quiet afternoon perusing an art gallery, ۺŮsburg has what you’re looking for.

A Vibrant Community of Creators

At ۺŮ, artists – musicians, painters, writers, actors, sculptors – constitute a vibrant community. Students can dig deep in their artistic discipline or collaborate with fellow creators in cross-disciplinary projects. 

There are plenty of opportunities to experience the arts and outlets for student work to be shared. The umbrella for arts on campus, Arts in ۺŮ, celebrates the value of the arts and enriches lives throughout our community by producing and promoting a robust performing and visual arts schedule that includes renowned visiting artists and companies, and resident student producers.

Headline performances over the years have included touring productions of “American Idiot,” the Illusionists from American’s Got Talent, Wynton Marsalis, and Shaping Sound by Travis Wall.

BU’s musical ensembles are extensive – including several choirs, an orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and individual ensembles for guitar, percussion, and wind. There’s an active piano program on campus and, of course, the spirited Husky Marching Band.

The BU Players, who have alumni performing in films and television, stage a large production each semester along with smaller shows that often highlight the creativity of student playwrights. The BU Players also share a theatre downtown with the nationally-known ۺŮsburg Theatre Ensemble. 

Arts galleries abound, with rotating exhibits of both students and artists from across the country featured in Haas Center for the Arts and the Greenly Center downtown. 

And our Multicultural Center brings speakers, performers and exhibits to campus that will enhance your understanding of people from across the world.

illustration of Carver Hall

Arts in ۺŮ

Still image of Theatre student performing a sonnet
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Kamryn Felty '21
Theatre, Integrated Emphasis
Carver Hall illustration inside a keystone shape

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