Indiana University Auditorium

  • 1211 E. 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-1103
Built as a Federal Works Agency Project under the Roosevelt Presidency and opened on March 22, 1941, the Indiana University Auditorium - located in the heart of Indiana University's Bloomington campus - has been host for the last sixty years to the world's top performers, from the Metropolitan Opera and Les Miserables to Bill Cosby and Mikhael Gorbachev.  The Auditorium is also home to Thomas Hart Benton's "Century of Progress" murals, painted for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, the priceless Dailey Family Memorial Collection of Hoosier Art and two Robert Laurent sculptures. Closed for a $13 million renovation and restoration in 1997, the Auditorium reopened in 1999 and continues to present an exciting season of Broadway show, concerts and student events.

IU Food Institute Speaker Series

  • Recurring every 2 weeks on Thursday until October 19, 2017

The IU Food Institute holds a both Fall and Spring semester Speaker Series on alternating Thursdays at 5pm, starting on Sept. 7 at our headquarters on 405 N Park Ave. We invite scholars in the multidisciplinary field of food studies to talk about their work and research. The seminars are free and... Learn more

Dennis James Hosts Halloween

  • October 28, 2017
  • (812) 855-1103

Bloomington’s favorite musical mastermind Dennis James returns for his 49th annual spooky spectacular! This family-friendly event features classic silent film “The Monster,” presented with live organ accompaniment by James and the annual preshow costume contest. Be sure to watch IU alumnus and... Learn more

Motown The Musical

  • Dates vary between October 31, 2017 - November 2, 2017
  • (812) 855-1103

Motown The Musical is the true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy, the mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and so many more. Experience hits like “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” at this Broadway musical extravaganza! Learn more

Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition

  • November 11, 2017
  • (812) 855-9501

A Bloomington tradition for 24 years, Potpourri of the Arts showcases the inspiring, revolutionary, and soulful spirit of African American music and dance. Indiana University's African American Arts Institute student ensembles—African American Dance Company, IU Soul Revue, and African American... Learn more

The Knights

  • November 15, 2017

The Knights is a musical collective that breaks down barriers between audiences and music. This group utilizes a mix of adventurous programming, unbridled energy, and a collaborative music-making process that brings classical music to life in a way that surprises and inspires both new and... Learn more

Chimes of Christmas

  • December 2, 2017

Join the Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers as they lead an evening of seasonal festivities alongside some favorite Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and community ensembles in this annual holiday concert to make your spirits bright. Learn more

Straight No Chaser

  • December 15, 2017

The boys are back! IU-born a cappella phenomenon Straight No Chaser returns home this holiday season with an all-new live show packed with holiday favorites and dynamic pop arrangements. Learn more

Minnesota Orchestra

  • January 23, 2018

Join the world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra for an evening of featuring orchestral greats, including Sibelius’s En Saga, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Learn more

The Sound of Music

  • Dates vary between January 31, 2018 - February 1, 2018
  • (812) 855-1103

Sound of Music, the spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family, will once again thrill audiences with its iconic score including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and the famous title song. Learn more

Birdland All-Stars

  • February 23, 2018
  • (812) 855-1103

The finest New York City Jazz is brought to Bloomington! The Birdland Big Band brings its All-Stars on the road to provide a truly captivating multi-media experience, as accomplished visual artists create paintings in real time which are inspired by the music as it is experienced by the... Learn more


  • Dates vary between March 20, 2018 - March 21, 2018
  • (812) 855-1103

Cabaret is set in 1931 Berlin, when the Nazis were rising to power. At the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy night spot reflecting the political themes of Weimar Germany, the story revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with 32-year-old English cabaret performer Sally... Learn more