Lively Arts Ticket Office

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets online by clicking on the link to the right in advance of the show. 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. 

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.

to LIVE events in the 2023–24 season.

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2023–24 Season Brochure

To enlarge or flip through the pages of our 2023–24 Season Brochure online, please click on the thumbnail image of the Season Brochure cover image and click the square "expand" icon in the bottom right corner.  To download a PDF of the brochure, please click on the "Download 2023–24 Season Brochure" red tab above.

Please note that event details can sometimes change. Please check IUP Lively Arts' social media channels and the IUP Arts and Entertainment Calendar of Events for the most current information. This online calendar includes all events—both free and ticketed events. Please refer to this calendar throughout the year to keep up-to-date as new programs are added.

Lively Arts Venues

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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.


IUP’s Music Theater to Close Season with Tony Award-Winning Musical, “Songs for a New World”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Music Theater has announced the upcoming musical production, “Songs for a New World.” This production will take place in Gorell Recital Hall on the second floor of Sutton Hall May 1-2 at 8:00 p.m.

Theater-by-the-Grove to Present New Stories, Ideas, and Voices in New Works Festival

IUP Theater-by-the-Grove announces three plays for the 2024 New Works Festival.

Premier International Dance Ensembles Presented by Hilton Garden Inn and Lively Arts

The premier dance ensembles Nrityagram and Chitrasena, from India and Sri Lanka, will perform on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center, presented by the Lively Arts and the Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP.

Indian Dance Ensemble Presentation

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, in collaboration with the Chitrasena Dance Company, present a Lecture/Demonstration that is an introduction to Odissi dance, as evolved and practiced at Nrityagram, and Kandyan dance, as developed and practiced by the Chitrasena Dance School.

Theater-by-the-Grove to Present Sandglass Theatre’s “When I Put on Your Glove”

"When I Put On Your Glove" is open to the public and will be presented in Waller Hall’s Mainstage Theater on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. It explores what legacy means through puppetry, dance, and spoken word. This performance is free, but it is a ticketed event.