Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Located in the heart of Pittsburg State University's campus, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is the region's premiere destination for the fine and performing arts. Designed and constructed by the world's most renowned theater architects, this $33 million facility features a 1,100-seat performance hall, a 250-seat theater, a 3,500 square-foot art gallery and state-of-the-art technology.
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Lee Scott Speaker Series

Examining American life from the perspective of nationally prominent leaders and innovators.

Art gallery

The Gallery

Nearly 3,500 square-feet of display and work space will provide incredible new opportunities for artists.

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Broadway productions at Pitt State

Proud to present the Best of Broadway Series at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

Upcoming events

August 23

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Vault Unlocked: Works from Special Collections & University Archives In 1903, State Normal School of Emporia...

thomas jefferson hour

September 15

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

A “live” version of the weekly  NPR radio program , The Thomas Jefferson Hour. A Radio...

DesPSU Wind ensemblecribe me

September 27

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Presenting a free concert of standard and contemporary works for wind band the PSU Wind Ensemble will present a free...


September 29

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

From Pavarotti to Pop “Incredible fun!" and "A true tour de force", O Sole Trio takes the...

PSU Jazz Ensemble

October 01

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Pittsburg State University jazz ensemble and jazz combo will present a free concert in the Bicknell Family Center...

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October 07

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Sunday evening concert featuring The Crossroads Jazz Orchestra and guest artist, Wayne Bergeron and Festival...

October 07

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 The Midwest trumpet festival is a two day event featuring recitals, clinics and performance opportunities....

October 08

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This free concert concludes the Midwest Trumpet Festival and features faculty trumpet performers from around the...

wizard of oz

October 09

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

"For nearly forty years this story has given faithful service to the Young in Heart; and Time has been powerless...

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