Lafayette’s newest academic building and the final piece of the Williams Arts Campus, William C. Buck Hall houses a black box theater and a 180-seat cinema, as well as a “smart” classroom, dressing rooms, and scene and costume shops. It supports the College’s programs in theater and film and media studies, enhances artistic opportunities for all Lafayette students, and adds to Easton’s cultural resources.
Buck Hall provides more opportunities for campus arts groups and is the best place to see films on campus and in the city. The extra space also allows the theater department to schedule longer runs for shows, more workshops, and more student-directed performances.
Buck Hall was made possible because of a major gift from William C. Buck ’50 and his wife, Laura Buck. The Daniel H. and Sandra Weiss Black Box Theater is named for the former Lafayette president and his wife, thanks to a donation by the Board of Trustees honoring the couple. The film-screening room is named the Landis Cinema in honor of the late John W. Landis ’39 and Muriel T.S. Landis.