Fisher Auditorium in the IUP Performing Arts CenterSeason tickets and subscriptions are not available for the 2020-21 calendar. Viewing codes will be sold for all of our virtual performances.

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Subscriptions are only available until September 20. Subscriptions save you up to 15 percent off the single price plus the $3 per ticket handling fee. When single tickets are on sale, they will be available online or by calling our ticket hotline at 724-357-1313 (see more information below) or the patron help line at 724-357-ARTS (2787).

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Patron Help Line

If you need help with your tickets or completing your subscription order form, please call the Lively Arts at 724-357-ARTS (2787). You may also contact the office by fax at 724-357-7899 or by email at Our ticket hotline is 724-357-1313, which is open noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Do you have a group of 15 or more wanting to attend one of our events? Just contact us, and we will give you a discount of $2 on each ticket—a savings of at least $30 off your order.

New: Youth Experience Special

Are you a teacher, scout leader, or youth group coordinator and want to organize a trip to one of our shows? We would love to have you and have designed a special savings plan for youth groups. For every 10 student tickets purchased, your group will receive one free regular ticket for a chaperone. And if your group brings 15 or more students, you will also receive the $2 per ticket group ticket discount. That could be a savings of up to $78 or more. Plus, we will throw in a ticket for the bus driver.

General Purchasing Information

We sell all tickets from the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office at Fisher Auditorium. Hours are noon to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, with free 15-minute parking available on 11th Street across from Sprowls Hall. Or, you can call our ticket hotline at 724-357-1313. We are closed university holidays and breaks. Tickets are no longer be available at the Hadley Union Building.

Remaining seats are sold at the door. Information about ticket sales for specific events are available on the individual event pages for series events and on the Lively Arts calendar for all events.

Through the Mail

Performing Arts Center Grand BalconyYou may send your order at any time, and the orders will be filled when tickets go on sale to the general public. Methods of payment through the mail include:

  • Checks payable to “IUP Lively Arts” and sent to IUP, 202 Performing Arts Center, Indiana, PA 15705-1008.
  • American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover ($3 per ticket online service fee): Please include account number, expiration date, name as it appears on the card, and signature (send tickets with charge receipt) or fax to 724-357-7899.
  • Tickets will be held at the door unless a self-addressed stamped envelope is enclosed and we receive your order in time to mail the tickets to you.

At the Door

For all Lively Arts events, tickets are sold starting one hour before the show is scheduled to begin, as seats are available. Methods of payment include check (payable to “IUP Lively Arts”) and cash. We cannot accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Ticket Fees

There is a $3.00 per ticket fee for any single tickets purchased on the day of the show, the lowest fee around. If you wish for us to mail you the tickets, there is an additional $6.00 fee per order. Subscribers pay a $6.00 per order handling fee, but avoid paying a per-ticket fee.


Tickets for Ovations! events held in Fisher Auditorium are by reserved seating. Tickets for Ovations! events held in Gorell Recital Hall are by general admission seating. Seating for Theater-by-the-Grove, Dance Theater, Music Theater, and Sound Choices will continue to be by general admission. For the Ovations! series, balcony seating in either Fisher Auditorium or Gorell Recital Hall may not be available for all events.


The discount rate is available to those 60 years and older. Groups of 15 or more receive a $2 per ticket discount.

The I-Card price is available to those holding a current activity fee paid I-Card and to all children and college-aged students. If you are a current I-Card holder, you may purchase up to four tickets per I-Card. Your eight-digit Banner ID number must be provided at the time you place your order.

Please note that not all events are recommended for younger audiences and parents should pay particular attention to the event descriptions.


Business Office: 202 Performing Arts Center (403 S. 11th Street)

  • Late August through early May: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed university holidays
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed university holidays

Ticket Office: Lobby Performing Arts Center (403 S. 11th Street)

  • August 29-May 4: Noon to 5:00 p.m.* Monday through Friday, closed university holidays and breaks
    *Subject to change.