IU 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.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Now in its centennial year, The Cleveland Orchestra is undergoing a new transformation and renaissance. Under the leadership of Franz Welser-Möst, The Orchestra is acknowledged among the world’s very best for its unrivaled performances of standard repertoire and new works. This revered ensemble... Learn more

The Cleveland Orchestra and IU Oratorio Chorus (Betsy Burleigh, chorus master)

For their engagement at IU Auditorium, the Orchestra will perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Joélle Harvey (soprano), Sasha Cooke (mezzo soprano), and members of the Jacobs School of Music’s University Chorale. Learn more


  • Dates vary between January 28, 2019 - January 29, 2019
  • IU Auditorium
  • (812) 855-1103

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer... Learn more

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The absolute gold standard of American dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is renowned for celebrating the human spirit through the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance heritage. Their mission to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer, and... Learn more

Ron White

Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, makes his return to Bloomington with his new stand-up show. White has achieved three Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in... Learn more


  • Dates vary between April 2, 2019 - April 3, 2019
  • IU Auditorium
  • (812) 855-1103

Imagine your grandparents and what they lived through when they were your age. Our elders lived in a simpler era, when time moved at a less rapid pace. This time in history inspired poetry, imagination, passion, and staggering virtuosity. Are these stories written in our DNA? How will... Learn more

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

As one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time, three-time Grammy Award winner Branford Marsalis, along with the Branford Marsalis Quartet, will bring new energy to the Bloomington jazz scene and to the IU Auditorium stage in the spring of 2019. Marsalis is widely known for... Learn more