Lively Arts Ticket Office

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance of the show to limit face-to-face contact. The link to purchase tickets is below. For patrons who have questions or need assistance, please call the Lively Arts office at 724-357-2787 Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. when classes are in session for assistance. 

to LIVE events in the 2022–23 season.

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IUP's Lively Arts and departments from the College of Arts and Humanities will announce various events and performances throughout the coming months. Please continue to check our Events Calendar and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. If you purchase tickets, please provide us with your correct contact information so we may reach you if needed.


Upcoming Events

Perlongo logoDaniel Perlongo Memorial Concert

Gorell Recital Hall
Sunday, September 24, 2:00 p.m.

This memorial concert is a celebration of the music of composer Daniel Perlongo (1942–2023) performed by IUP music faculty, students, and distinguished alumni to inaugurate a music scholarship in his name. Dinner reception to follow in the Blue Room. Please RSVP (dinner only) to Susan Wheatley by email at

Refer to our Lively Arts Calendar of Events as new programs are added throughout the year. We wouldn't want you to miss anything spectacular!

Lively Arts Venues

View the Interactive Art and Performance Venue Map

The IUP Performing Arts Center, 403 S. 11th Street, Indiana, PA 15705-1008

  • Lively Arts Ticket Office (first-floor lobby—staffed one hour before show time only for face-to-face sales)
  • Lively Arts Business Office (Rm. 202)
  • Fisher Auditorium
  • Waller Hall (Theater-by-the-Grove: Waller Mainstage and Waller Studio Stage), 401 S. 11th Street, Indiana, PA 15705-1065

Cogswell Hall (DiCicco Hall), 422 S. 11th Street, Indiana, PA 15701-1008

Sprowls Hall (Kipp, Annex, and Miller Galleries), 470 S. 11th Street, Indiana, PA 15705-1044

Sutton Hall (Gorell Recital Hall (second floor) and University Museum (first floor)), 1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705-1046

Zink Hall (Zink Hall Dance Theater), 1190 Maple Street, Indiana, PA 15705-1059

Series and Programming

The Lively Arts presents nearly 200 performing and visual arts events each year through its Ovations and College of Arts and Humanities' I❤IUP programming. For well over a decade, the Ovations series has brought world-renowned performances to our local stages with a lively lineup of Broadway hits, world music and dance, live theater, classical symphonies, jazz and blues artists, and contemporary musicians. As is the College of Arts and Humanities tradition, the I❤IUP series presents all of the astounding performances from our students, faculty, and their guests. Students and faculty from the college's Department of Music, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance, and the Department of Art and Design work endlessly to provide artistic offerings with their Sound Choices performances, Theater-by-the-Grove productions, and Kipp Gallery exhibitions. Add to this mix the incredible collection of fine art displayed within the walls of the University Museum and the talented musical ensembles of the IUP Community Music School, and it becomes evident that the Lively Arts keeps the arts alive within our community.

Educational Outreach

With each Ovations event, the Lively Arts provides an outreach activity for students, local schools, and community members through its ArtsPath program. In addition to this collaboration with the incoming performers, ArtsPath provides artist residencies to communities, senior centers, and schools within a five-county area, taking the arts to over 5,000 additional students and thousands of other community members.

Lively Arts Sponsors

The support of many individuals, organizations, and corporations is what makes the Lively Arts' series and programming possible. Email or call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) to discover how you can support the Lively Arts at IUP.


Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theatre Premiere New Musical by IUP Alumnus and Writing Partner

Spring means romance is in the air. IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove in co-production with Music Theater will present a new musical written by IUP alumnus Joe York (2012) and his writing partner Hali Alspach opening March 29 at 7:30 in Waller Hall’s main theater.

Tibetan Monks Return to Campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania from March 21 until March 25. During this time, they will present a variety of events that will be open to both the campus and the community. Most of the events are free of charge.

IUP to Present “Nine Days in the Sun,” Exploring Shifting the Racial Balance, Social Order

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Theater-By-The-Grove will present Mark Clayton Southers’ “Nine Days in the Sun” at IUP. This initiative begins Theater-By-The-Grove’s association with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, where Southers is the founding artistic director. The play explores a world where dark skin is the desired tone, so the racial balance is shifted and the social order in America is turned upside down.

Crimson Youth Choir Presents Winter Concert

The Crimson Youth Choir will present a semester-ending, cabaret-style winter concert at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, in the Blue Room of Sutton Hall on the IUP main campus. 

IUP Lively Arts Opens Season with Inspirational Guest Speaker and his Dog

IUP Lively Arts announces its 2022–23 season by opening with Lively Arts & Ideas inspirational guest speaker and ultra-marathon runner Dion Leonard, and his dog.