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Performing Arts

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Performing Arts

Whether it’s dance, theater, or musical performance, the Harvard community hits just the right note on all of our campus stages, creating vibrant, innovative experiences for patrons in our neighborhood and around the world.

All the campus is a stage

Explore the groups on Harvard’s campus—and the spaces where they perform—that bring the arts to life.

Even before the launch of the Theater, Dance & Media concentration in 2015, performing arts have been an integral part of the Harvard community. The Harvard Band recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, a cappella groups have been a vibrant part of campus life since the 1940s, and the American Repertory Theater has been expanding the boundaries of theater since 1980.

A celebration of movement can be found at the Harvard Dance Center where they are advancing dance literacy on campus and around the world.

All across Harvard’s Schools and centers, choirs, bands, orchestras, and ensembles are exploring, performing, and advancing music in all its forms.

Behind the scenes, many of our staff members share their performing art talents in our annual Harvard Staff Art Show.

And on Harvard’s many stages, from the Loeb Drama Center, home of A.R.T. and Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club; to Farkas Hall, home of Hasty Pudding Theatricals; to the recently proposed research and performance center in Allston, Harvard students, faculty, and staff are bringing new ideas and perspectives to these disciplines.

Harvard Arts Medal

Explore some performing artists who have received the Harvard Arts Medal, an award for Harvard alumni and faculty members who have achieved excellence in the arts and have made a contribution to education or the public good.