Theater-by-the-Grove and Dance Theater are produced by the Department of Theater and Dance and present several productions each year. This includes at least three plays, two dance performances, and co-production with Music Theater of a major musical.

Ovations!, Indiana's premier touring performing arts series, also offers additional theater, dance, and music events.

Theater-by-the-Grove, Dance Theater, and Music Theater are funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative Association.

View the Events Calendar for Lively Arts.

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The Lively Arts is the umbrella for all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts.

Find an event to attend on our calendar:

Hay Fever

September 27–29 at 8:00 p.m. and September 30 at 2:00 p.m. October 3–6 at 8:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

Set in an English country house in the 1920s, this ever-popular play is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the changing social dynamics of modern living.

Whirlwind to Oz

October 19–20 at 7:00 p.m. and October 21 at 2:00 p.m.; Zink Hall Dance Studio

IUP's Dance Theater presents their unique account of what really happened on Dorothy's journey to Oz.

In Quietness

November 1–3 and 7–10 at 8:00 p.m., November 4 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center.

This new play explores the difficulties of fitting oneself into a box of social expectations. It contains language and situations to which some audience members may object.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

March 6–9 at 8:00 p.m. and March 10 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center.

A musical comedy based on the comic strip “Peanuts.” We invite you to enjoy a day with Charlie Brown and gang.

An Evening of Dance and Percussion

April 6 at 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

IUP's Dance Theater and Percussion Ensemble join forces for a rousing evening of music and movement.


April 25–27 and May 1–4 8:00 p.m., April 28 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center.

This class play is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War and the battle of the sexes.