Lively Arts

Lively Arts Ticket Office

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance of the show to limit face-to-face contact. 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 4:0 p.m. when classes are in session for assistance. 

Please Note: In response to COVID-19 protocols, properly fitting masks are required to be worn over the nose and mouth for all indoor events.  

Tickets Available Online

PURCHASE TICKETS to events in the 2021–22 season.

Our Response to COVID-19

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 needed.

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 guidelines.

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As we safely welcome you back into our venues, please note the following:

Lively Arts artmark 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.

Upcoming Events

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.

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)
  • 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

Each year, the Lively Arts presents nearly 200 performing and visual arts events 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 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.

Educational Outreach

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 members.

The 2020-21 Season Information

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.

Lively Arts Sponsors

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


Spectacular “A Journey to the Land of Sweets” to Kick Off Holiday Season

IUP's Dance Theater joins forces with Mahoning Valley Ballet to present highlights from “The Nutcracker”—perfect for families with young children.

Theater-by-the-Grove Opens Fall 2021 with Premiere of Comedy

IUP's Theater-by-the-Grove will premiere a new play by Pittsburgh-based playwright, T.J. Young.

Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater Present Virtual Musical

IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater will present the musical Ordinary Days. Directed by Rob Gretta and music directed by Oliver Lo, the recorded performances will be streamed virtually on April 22–25, 2021.

University Museum at IUP Returns to Artists Hand Gallery in April

The University Museum will present an exhibition at the Artists Hand Gallery in downtown Indiana beginning April 6 with art works from the museum’s collection which will be for sale.

Art and Design Faculty Featured in University Museum Triennial 2021

The University Museum at IUP presents the IUP Art and Design Faculty Triennial 2021, scheduled to open Friday, April 2. This exhibition will also feature a project by the Sculpture Support System, a collaborative effort of faculty members Sharon Massey and Sean Derry and students studying three-dimensional art.