Zlock Performing Arts Center

Upcoming Events

Bayeux Tapestry, Art, Music, Literature & Architecture

Thursday February 29, 2024

12:15pm & 7pm

The Bayeux Tapestry depicts the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066 which brought England a brand-new Norman king. Join Margaret, recently returned from a Bayeux visit for a closer inspection of the "tapestry" and to learn more about the music, art, architecture, and literature of the time.


Joscho Stephan

Friday March 8, 2024


His roots lie in Gypsy Swing music, the style pioneered in the 1930s by the legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Joscho Stephan has not merely absorbed this music, but also interprets it on the highest level and is actively engaged in extending its boundaries. Despite his youth, after four highly acclaimed CDs and a DVD he has played his way into the illustrious circle of the finest Gypsy Swing musicians in the world.


Bucks County Paracon! - 1st Annual Paranormal Conference

Saturday March 9, 2024


Ghosts, Bigfoot, UFO’s and more!! A one-day event (12pm-7pm) with host Eric Mintel and team member spirit medium Dominic Sattele will hold a paranormal convention at Bucks County Community College. Vendors will be in the adjoining theater lobby area. Speakers thru the day.


Cultural Streaming Series - Tony Allen -Tribute to Art Blakey

Fri, Feb 09, 2024

12:15- 1:15pm

Take in recorded performances of leading classical and jazz artists, ensembles, and orchestras from around the world in the comfort of the Zlock Performing Arts Center.


Rock the Zlock! feat; Sick Century

Friday March 15, 2024


All ages rock show featuring three of Eastern PA’s best rock bands. Sick Century/ Crooked Ways/ Lives Lost


That Old Black Magic

Saturday March 23, 2024


The Baritone showman of Bucks County, Keith Spencer, presents an entertaining, performance is a bluesy and sentimental tribute through some of the most recognizable standards of the American Songbook brought to life by African American greats, such as Nat “King” Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Eckstine and Johnny Hartman.


8th Annual Bucks Blues Explosion! - GA-20

Saturday March 23, 2024


Annual Blues concert with GA-20 and local artist Deb Callahan Band In partnership with the Bucks County Blues Society


In October 2014, Bucks County Community College announced that the Gateway Auditorium would be renamed in honor of Kevin Zlock, founder and managing partner of Zlock & Coverdale, P.C., and his wife Sima, for their generous support of the college. For more information about the Zlock’s philanthropic philosophy, visit bucksdivorcelawyers.com.

The Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center hosts musical and theatrical performances, business conferences, and educational events throughout the year. The Zlock Performing Arts Center offers exceptional staging, lighting, and acoustics in an intimate 339-seat theater. The venue is located at the Bucks County Community College Newtown Campus, just 45 minutes north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Built in 1971 and upgraded in 2000, the Zlock Performing Arts Center is also available for rent on a limited basis to external for-profit and non-profit groups and organizations.

Theater Policies

In an ongoing effort to ensure the safety, security, and convenience of Zlock Performing Arts Center patrons and performers, we ask that you please take a moment to review our policies.

  • Box Office

    Opens one hour before all events. Terms & Conditions Refund Policy: ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds or exchanges. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for this ticket may be issued at the option of the management. Spring 2024 Box Office Hours: Monday- 12pm – 2pm Tuesday- 1pm - 4pm Wednesday- 12pm – 2pm Thursday- 1pm - 4pm Friday-N/A One 90 min Before Each Show

  • Late Seating

    Late seating is at the discretion of House Management and may not be possible for some performances. If you arrive late, ushers will seat you at the earliest appropriate time during the performance. Out of respect for the performers on stage and the other audience members, you will be asked to wait in the lobby with the usher until the appropriate seating break. In some cases, this will not be until intermission, so please plan accordingly. If you need to leave the performance early, we ask that you leave at a point in the performance when moving around would be of minimal disturbance to those around you. When you return, you will be asked to wait with the usher until the next seating break.

  • Cell Phone & Camera Usage

    All electronic devices must be turned off or silenced during performances.

  • Food & Beverages

    We offer beer, wine and non alcoholic beverages and snacks for purchase at the ZPAC lobby cash bar. The ZPAC Lobby Bar opens at 6pm before 7:30pm shows. Beverages are only allowed in theater in our Zlock theater lidded cups which are available for purchase at the lobby bar. These can be reused when you return at future shows. Cash bar

  • Lost & Found

    The Bucks Security Office (Cottage 4) oversees and manages any items left behind. Found items will be kept secure in our Security Office for two weeks. Personal items found such as wallets, ID cards, credit cards, and keys will immediately be turned into the Security Office. Please call 215-968-8911 to inquire about lost items.

  • Discounts

    Bucks County Community College faculty and staff, Alumni, Seniors 65+, Veterans, Active Military and First responders save 10% off each online order for select shows, Please call or visit the Box Office for savings code. Current Bucks students with valid ID receive free admission to select performances as noted. Please call or visit Box Office for tickets.

  • Seniors

    65+; Enjoy 10% off General or Premium priced tickets at select shows by calling or visiting our Box office at 215- 968-8469 to receive savings code.

Theater Accessibility

The Kevin & Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center accommodates the needs of individuals with physical disabilities. We provide seats for patrons with limited mobility, accommodation for Personal Care Attendants, as well as Assisted Listening technology.

  • Limited Mobility

    Accessible seats are available for people with mobility disabilities and their companions. People who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices and people who cannot climb steps, or walk long distances are permitted to purchase Accessible Seats. People who, because of their disability, cannot sit in a straight-back chair, or those whose service dogs cannot lie safely in the aisle, are also permitted to purchase Accessible Seats. Please mention your specific needs when purchasing your tickets.

  • Personal Care Attendants

    We provide complimentary admission for government-funded or paid personal care attendants (PCAs) whose attendance is required to enable people with severe disabilities (i.e. people who require around-the-clock assistance) to attend events. Depending on the event and the location of the ticketed patron's seat, the PCA will either be provided a seat or will be directed to a location nearby where the PCA can stand. Any request for a complimentary PCA admission must be made when purchasing the patron's ticket by calling the Box Office at 215-968-8087.

  • Assisted Listening

    For people with hearing impairments, we offer T-Coil technology loop that covers the entire inner theater and additional bodypack listening devices are available in the lobby of the theater from the house manager. Reserve your assisted listening device when you place your order over the phone or in-person at the Box Office. Upon arrival at the Kevin &Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center, please see the house manager to receive your assisted listening device. A photo ID is required.


Questions about these policies can be addressed to the Director of Community Programming & College Events.