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Spanning eras, countries, and cultures, the 2023–24 season offers a diverse selection of dance, music, theater, and art. There is sure to be something for everyone.

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For the most up-to-date information on both free and ticketed events,  please visit our Events Calendar.

Ovations Series

CANCELED - Peking Acrobats - CANCELED

Peking Canceled LogoTuesday, February 27, 2024 - This event has been canceled for circumstances beyond our control.  It is being rescheduled for the 2024-25 season.

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium

For the last 32 years, the Peking Acrobats® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control.

Bring the whole family to enjoy this fun event!

Nrityagram + Chitrasena

Dance Ensemble ArtworkTuesday, March 26, 2024

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, in collaboration with the Chitrasena Dance Company, presents Āhuti, a thrilling combination of classical Odissi dance from India and traditional Kandyan dance from Sri Lanka. Meaning “offering,” Āhuti bridges the gap between distinct dance traditions of these South Asian cultures, in the second cross-cultural collaboration between these two acclaimed companies.

Sims Fellows Series  

Cellobration LogoIUP Cellobration Festival 2023

Saturday, November 11, 2023

5:00 p.m.

Cogswell Hall, Room 121

Free Admission

The IUP Cellobation Day is a daylong festival celebrating cello playing. The day will include cello ensemble rehearsals and sessions on cello playing. The festival will feature Sims artist cellist Carina Voly and IUP professor Linda Jennings.

Choral Collage LogoChoral Collage Concert with Janet Galván 

Saturday, March 23, 2024

7:00 p.m.

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St. Indiana, PA

This year's Choral Collage concert features music from the IUP Choirs and features Sims artist Janet Galván conducting as well as IUP professor Craig Denison. Please join us for an evening of beautiful choral music!

Burleson Recital LogoGeoffrey Burleson, Guest Piano Recital 

Monday, April 8, 2024

7:30 p.m.

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

Free Admission

Professor of Piano at Hunter College/CUNY Geoffrey Burleson will present a solo piano recital.

Sing to Love LogoSing to Love, Featuring Conductor Maestro Michael Borowitz

Saturday, February 17, 2024

8:00 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium

Maestro Michael Borowitz, currently the music director and associate professor of LSU Opera as well as the music director and artistic director for Opera Louisianne and former assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, conducts IUP faculty, guests, and alumni in a Valentine's weekend salute to love!

Sound Choices Series 

Keystone Winds Reunion Concert 

Keystone LogoSunday, November 5, 2023

2:00 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium

The Keystone Winds return with Jack Stamp and Tim Paul as conductors. IUP alumni musicians reunite to celebrate music making at the highest level and the musical friendships that last a lifetime. This is an event you don't want to miss.

Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance 

Pirates of Penzance LogoNovember 15–16, 2023

7:30 p.m. 

Fisher Auditorium

IUP Music Theater, Theater-by-the-Grove, IUP Dance Theatre, IUP Symphony Orchestra, and IUP Chorale present the exuberant musical theater masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan.

Theater-by-the-Grove Series

Create Breaks

Create Breaks LogoFall 2023

October 6, November 3, December 1

Spring 2024

February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3

11:15 a.m., Waller Mainstage

Free Admission

Join us during the common hour on the first Friday of the month during the academic year for workshops designed to give you a break from your studies and engage your creativity. (There will be no Create Break in January.)

Waller Haunts

Waller Haunts LogoOctober 26–28, 2023

7:30 p.m.

Waller Hall

Welcome to Waller Haunts—an immersive Halloween experience. Join us as we explore Waller Hall’s haunted history, moving through the building with the help of our ghoulish guides. Will you be able to tell fact from fiction by the end of your tour? This immersive experience requires the audience to move room to room in small groups at specific intervals. These spooky tours depart every 30 minutes from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The 39 Steps (Abridged)

39 Steps Logo

February 28 – March 2 at 7:30 pm; 
March 3 at 2pm. 
Waller Hall Mainstage
The show runs approximately 65 minutes.  There is no intermission.
The 39 Steps (Abridged) is a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs with dozens of zany characters racing across the British Isles. With trains, planes, and automobiles, can our dashing hero solve the mystery of The 39 Steps—and still find time for a little romance?


New Works Festival

New Works LogoApril 18–20, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.

April 21, 2024- 2:00 p.m.

Waller Mainstage

Theater-By-The-Grove’s New Works Festival is back! Featuring new stories, new voices, and fresh ideas from our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

The Acorn Project Pop-Up Performances

Acorn Project LogoDates, Times, Locations - TBA  

Throughout the year, the Acorn Project produces pop-up performances—for students, by students. Find Theater-By-The-Grove on Crimson Connect to stay up to date with opportunities to play with us.