Elizabethtown College offers a variety of programming at several campus venues:
Leffler Chapel and Performance Center
With its towering steeple and location on the shore of Lake Placida, The Leffler Chapel and Performance Center is one of the most scenic, recognizable buildings on campus. The venue opened in 1995 and is primarily used to showcase the artistic endeavors of the campus and surrounding community; additionally, it serves as a central location for worship on campus. The Chapel's ornate Musser Auditorium seats 840 guests. Two art galleries and two practice areas/meeting rooms are also housed in this grand building.
Tempest Theatre, Baugher Student Center
The Tempest Theatre is a flexible Black Box theatre space that can seat up to 200, depending upon its configuration. The theatre is equipped with movable seating risers that afford flexible seating arrangements. Traditionally, the Theatre and Dance Division holds three major productions during the academic year in Tempest Theatre.
Zug Recital Hall
The elegant and intimate Zug Recital Hall seats 90. Hosting 35-40 concerts a year, this auditorium is home to the Music Division of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
Bowers Writers House
The Elizabethtown College Bowers Writers House opened in fall of 2010. It is an interdisciplinary venue for expression, study, presentation and performance and features writers, of course, but its programming extends well beyond the page.
Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies
An integral part of academic life at Elizabethtown College, the Young Center fosters and promotes the study of Anabaptist and Pietist groups. Located near the college's Lake Placida, the Young Center includes the Bucher Meetinghouse, a small bookstore (the Bucher Bookshop), offices, and research and classroom space.
Koon's Activity Venue -- The KĀV, Baugher Student Center
From bands to comedians and from dances to banquets, the KĀV bustles with Office of Student Activities events during the academic year. Other College events, such as banquets, meetings and expos, are held in the KĀV as well.
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
The Hess Gallery is located in Zug Memorial Hall and features a variety of exhibitions throughout the academic Year.
The Lyet Gallery, located on the second floor of Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, features changing exhibits.
Located on the first floor of Leffler Chapel, displays works on loan and objects from the College's permanent collection.
A highlight of the College's cultural event series, the Ware Lecture on Peacemaking is part of the multifaceted Ware Colloquium on Peacemaking and Global Citizenship. It is delivered annually under the auspices of the College's Center for Global Citizenship, the Ware Colloquium, created through the generous sponsorship of Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware.
Resident Arts Organizations
Gretna Music's residency at Elizabethtown College began in 1995. Thus was born Gretna Music at Elizabethtown College, a concerts series presenting a cross-section of classical chamber and small-ensemble performers through the academic year. Concerts are presented in the beautifully and acoustically exquisite Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.
President Emeritus Theodore E. Long and Chair of the Board of The Wheatland Chorale Stephen G. Welz signed a “Letter of Mutual Understanding” to bring Wheatland to the College as a resident artistic organization. Effective July 1, 2011, the partnership will expand artistic excellence for both organizations. Established in 1987, The Wheatland Chorale—taking its name from the Wheatland Hills neighborhood of Lancaster, Pa., where founder Robert J. Upton was living—maintains a reputation as one of Pennsylvania’s premier choral ensembles. Chorale singers, selected through auditions, are volunteers from Lancaster and Berks counties and beyond. They will present two or three performances each year in the Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, sometimes including the College’s Concert Choir or visiting ensembles