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Ticket Sales: In response to COVID-19 protocols, our events are being streamed and, in place of hard tickets, Viewing Codes can be purchased either online or by phone. No in-person sales will be available. View our 2020–21 season.
Throughout the coming months, IUP’s Lively Arts and departments from the College of Fine Arts will be announcing various events and performances. Please continue to check our events calendar and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. If you purchase tickets, please be sure to provide us with your correct contact information so that we may reach you if
We thank you in advance and ask for your continued patience as show titles, times, dates, method of presentation (live, virtual, or both), and other details may change due to the changing nature of the virus and frequent updates to state/university safety
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Face masks are required throughout your entire visit.
Don’t have a mask? Ask us for one. Can’t wear a mask? Please visit our website for virtual performance options.
Venue, restroom, and elevator capacity is limited.
Socially distant seating is required.
For Ovations Series shows, programs for shows will be available online in advance of the performance. Printed programs will not be available at this time.
Ticket purchases may be made by phone or online only at this time due to limited staffing and for safety precautions.
For the most up-to-date information on IUP’s cases of coronavirus, please visit our university’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Refer often to the Lively Arts Calendar of Events as new programs are added throughout the year. We wouldn’t want you to miss anything spectacular.
View the Interactive Art and Performance Venue Map
The IUP Performing Arts Center, 403 S. 11th Street, Indiana, PA 15705-1008
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
Each year, the Lively Arts presents nearly 200 performing and visual arts events through its Ovations and College of Fine Art’s 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 Fine Arts’ tradition, the I❤IUP series presents all 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 definitely keeps the arts alive within our community.
With each of its Ovations events, 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 well over 5,000 additional students and thousands of other community
The listing of programs available for this season can be viewed on the 2020–21 Season Page, as well as our Calendar of Events. Periodic updates and last minute changes can be received on your cell phone by registering for our text messaging service. To register, text “Lively” to 313131.
The support of many individuals, organizations, and corporations is what makes the Lively Arts’ series and programming possible. Feel free to email Lively-Arts@iup.edu or call 724-357-2787
(ARTS) to discover how you can support the Lively Arts at IUP.
Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater Present Virtual Musical
University Museum at IUP Returns to Artists Hand Gallery in April
Art and Design Faculty Featured in University Museum Triennial 2021
An Evening of Dance and Percussion Takes the Stage for One Final Performance
Theater-by-the-Grove Offers Virtual Performances for Spring 2021
University Museum Presents “Ned Wert: A Retrospective”
IUP Dance Theater Opens Season with “Phantasmagoria of Edgar Allan Poe”