Zlock Performing Arts Center

Upcoming Events

Bucks Jazz Orchestra Fall 23

Tuesday December 5, 2023


Directed by Pianist Jeff Beaumiester of the music faculty, the Student Jazz Orchestra performs classic big band repertoire of the masters and premieres newly composed works by today’s world-renowned jazz artists. FREE and open to Public .


Jingle All the Way! with Keith Spencer & Friends

Friday December 15, 2023

2pm & 7:30pm

Celebrate Christmas with the joyful sounds of Keith Spencer and friends! Keith, his wife Amy, and their friends Jessica Edwards and John D. Smitherman will sing all your Christmas favorites backed by the Sounds of the Season Trio.


The Pennsylvania Philharmonic - Holiday Yuletide

Sunday Dec 17, 2023


Deck the halls from holiday pops to Siberian rock. It’s that time of year again: celebrate the season with the Pennsylvania Philharmonic as it melds holiday classical with progressive rock.


Joscho Stephan

Friday March 8, 2023


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.


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‚Äôs 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Premium Tickets

    Reserved seats in the first two front center rows at select shows. First drink on the house at evening performances. Limited Seating Quantities. Lobby bar opens at 6pm before 7:30pm shows.

  • Discounts

    Bucks faculty and staff, alumni and Arts & Cultural Council Bucks County members 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.