Develop your artistic expression and experience on stage, through exhibitions and behind the camera or curtain — across our community as well as in the classroom.
Deepen your connection to the arts through student organizations, groups and venues. Join with professionals to produce and perform a wide-range of music and theater. View and participate in art exhibits on campus and interact with nationally respected visiting artists. Stretch your theatrical talents in creative classics and experimental plays.
On any given week during the academic school year, experience a sampling of entertaining and educational events that are open to the community. For the latest lineup of the following events, see the event calendar.
The Robert W. Regier Gallery (located in the Luyken Fine Arts Center) on campus features rotating exhibitions in all media from regional and national artists. Each spring two exhibits are dedicated to showcasing Bethel’s art students.
Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series — now Sunflower Performing Arts
The Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series has transitioned to Sunflower Performing Arts, a program of Hesston (Kan.) College. You can visit Sunflower Performing Arts for the schedule and to find out how to purchase tickets. Please note that the 2020-21 season has been postponed to 2021-22.
Bethel hosts a number of free lectures throughout the year. These series have brought to campus distinguished authors, professors, performers, theologians and artists.
Music and theater
Jazz ensembles, vocal performances, operas, dramas and musicals are just some of Bethel’s fine arts events. Better yet, a number of these events are free and open to the public, such as the professional-grade recitals offered by students and faculty in the music department.
Plan ahead by checking the event calendar, then head to the News & Events page for details on events. To get tickets, contact Thresher Shop in person (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in Schultz Student Center) or at 316-284-5205.