Lively Arts Ticket Office

Advance tickets can be purchased either online (click on Purchase Tickets link) or by phone. Patrons who have questions or wish to purchase tickets by phone may call the Lively Arts office at 724-357-2787, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. when classes are in session for assistance. There are no advance in-person ticket sales before the show.  However, any remaining tickets may be purchased in person one hour before the show at the door.

to LIVE events in the 2023–24 season.

for ONLINE events in the 2023–24 season.



Season Information

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Patron Help Line

If you need help with your tickets or have any questions about your visit, 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 office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday–Friday when classes are in session.


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

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.

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

Performing Arts Center Grand Balcony

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”), cash, and credit card.

Ticket Fees

There is a $2.00 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. 


Tickets for all events are by general admission seating.  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