Zlock Performing Arts Center

Upcoming Events

Newtown Arts Company Presents - SpongeBob the Musical

Thurs Aug 15 Fri Aug 16 Sat Aug 17 - 2 shows Sun Aug 18

2pm & 7:30pm

Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. The power of optimism really can save the world!


Sō Percussion & Caroline Shaw

Friday August 23, 2024


Enjoy the vibrant collaboration of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw and the innovative Sō Percussion in an electrifying program blending voice and percussion quartet as they share the music from their newest album Rectangles and Circumstance.


Po Ramblin' Boys

Friday September 7, 2024


The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys formed in the Smoky Mountains and have since toured the world with their straightforward, heartfelt sound, high energy and fast paced traditional Bluegrass. They are quickly rising in the Bluegrass world as an entertaining, energetic band.


Cultural Streaming Series - Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday

Thursday September 12, 2024


Lady Day—The Many Faces of Billie Holiday invites a new generation to see the many faces of this beautiful woman—this “dark lady of the sonnets,” as one poet called her—and to appreciate more deeply her undying art. 60 Min. Streaming previously recorded concert. Free and Open to Public


The Magic Of Jake Schwartz

Saturday September 14, 2024


Richboro native Jake Schwartz is a professional magician who has won international awards, appeared on television over 65 times, and is best known for performing in 3 World Tours with the most viral sports team on the planet as The Savannah Bananas’ Magician First Base Coach.


Big Laughs Comedy - Taylor Mason

Friday September 27, 2024


Step into the world of interactive comedy with Taylor Mason, where humor meets creativity in a dynamic performance that will keep you entertained from start to finish. Prepare for an unforgettable blend of wit, music, and audience interaction as Taylor showcases his exceptional talent for making people of all ages burst into fits of laughter. Ready for some comedic magic?


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, mixed drinks, 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.


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