Lively Arts

  • Lively Arts Ticket Office

    Ticket Sales: No in-person sales will be available. Online or phone-in orders only. View our 2020–21 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, both), and other details may change due to the changing nature of the virus and frequent updates to state/university safety guidelines.

  • 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 Fine Art’s 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 Lively-Arts@iup.edu or call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) to discover how you can support the Lively Arts at IUP.