Everything You Need to Know About the Zoellner Arts Center

Celebrate the arts at one of the best attractions in Bethlehem! The Zoellner Arts Center features performances and works by world-renowned performers, local artists, and students from local schools. With a large auditorium, two smaller theaters, and an art gallery, there’s plenty to do and see at this local staple. Best of all, this center is just a five-minute drive from Sayre Mansion!

Are you looking for more fantastic art galleries in Bethlehem, PA? Are you searching for more great performing venues? The Zoellner Arts Center is just the start! Download our free Vacation Guide to find out the other fantastic attractions in Lehigh Valley. We’ve listed our favorite museums, historic sites, and galleries in and around Bethlehem, PA. You’ll also find some great restaurants near Zoellner Arts Center. Planning your stay at Sayre Mansion is easy with our free Vacation Guide!

Visit the Zoellner Arts Center

The Zoellner Arts Center is located on the campus of Lehigh University. In fact, if you’re planning a visit to the college, you stop definitely stop by as a visit to Zoellner Arts Center is one of the most fun things to do near Lehigh University. The center opened in 1997, originally as the home to the Lehigh University Music Department as well as the Department of Theatre. The Art Center was designed by Dagit Saylor and houses a 1,000-seat auditorium (Baker Hall), a 300-seat theater, and a 125-seat black box theatre. There is also a two-story art gallery, a recording studio, and several classrooms.

Events at the Zoellner Arts Center

There are dozens of great events found at the arts center, from Lehigh University students to acclaimed performers. If you are visiting with children, be sure to check the list of family-friendly performances. Are you hoping to get a behind-the-scenes look at the theater? The Zoellner Arts Center offers backstage tours for free! All you have to do is schedule the tour ahead of time and you’ll get a close-up look at the dressing rooms, scene shop, and rehearsal rooms. The staff will explain the more technical aspects of sound, lighting, and sets. Whether you’re a fan of the theater or you have a little one with dreams of working on the Great White Way, this tour is a must!

Stay at Sayre Mansion

When you’re visiting Bethlehem to see a show at the Zoellner Arts Center, be sure to stay in a property that combines the amenities of a modern hotel with the charm and comfort of a classic bed and breakfast. Sayre Mansion is located in central Bethlehem, just a five-minute drive from Zoellner Arts Center. We offer a wide range of fantastic packages and specials, from our Ultimate Romantic Getaway Package to a Girls’ Night Out Package.

Consider booking the Robert Sayre Library, one of our more secluded accommodations. This two-room suite was once part of Robert Sayre’s private library, who was the original owner of the mansion. It features a large bedroom and a separate sitting room, as well as a king bed, dresser, armchair, loveseat, and an electric fireplace surrounded in marble. This room is a fabulous selection for anyone on a romantic weekend getaway.

Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.