IU Auditorium

  • 1211 E. 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-1103

The Indiana University Auditorium is one of the premier cultural centers of the Midwest, located at the heart of the Indiana University campus. Opening its doors in 1941, the auditorium season then consisted primarily of classical concerts. Today, the auditorium remains the primary gathering place for community ceremonies, lectures, and a wide range of performing arts and world-class touring entertainment. Important figures in government, science, and the arts speak at the auditorium, and many great artists, entertainers, and musicians are presented in its opulent 3,200-seat theatre.

The auditorium also houses the Dailey Family Memorial Collection of Hoosier Art, the IU Auditorium Organ, and the Thomas Hart Benton murals, painted for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.


John Mellencamp

Embarking on his first full-length tour since 2019, Grammy Award winner and Indiana native son John Mellencamp will kick off his Live and In Person tour at IU Auditorium with two special hometown performances. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 7 at 10 a.m. Learn more

Fiddler on the Roof

  • Dates vary between February 8, 2023 - February 9, 2023
  • IU Auditorium
  • (812) 855-1103

Audiences across North America are toasting to a new production of Fiddler on the Roof! Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming... Learn more

Justin Willman: Magic for Humans

Experience wonder and excitement with Justin Willman: Magic for Humans. Willman, a magician and comedian and recent Critic’s Choice nominee, has cemented himself as one of today’s most prolific entertainers and he’s bringing his live show to Bloomington this fall! In 2018, Willman... Learn more

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Songs We Love

Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) Presents Songs We Love live in Bloomington this February. Songs We Love was the 2016 season opener for Jazz at Lincoln Center. The evening of music is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz under the musical direction of Riley Mulherkar with three vocalists and... Learn more

Black Violin

Black Violin, led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), will bring their high-energy, genre-bending act to Bloomington this February. Joined onstage by DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes, the band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to... Learn more

Ballet Hispánico

The nation’s renowned Latinx dance organization and considered one of America’s cultural treasures, Ballet Hispánico will perform their first full-length narrative ballet: Doña Perón. Choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Doña Perón is an explosive portrait of Eva “Evita” Perón, one... Learn more


  • Dates vary between March 7, 2023 - March 8, 2023
  • IU Auditorium
  • (812) 855-1103

After 25 years, Chicago is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake—a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you have ever seen. It’s no wonder Chicago has been honored... Learn more

Jagged Little Pill

  • Dates vary between April 3, 2023 - April 4, 2023
  • IU Auditorium
  • (812) 855-1103

Some shows you see. This show you feel. Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show—is here in this exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music. Directed by Tony Award... Learn more


  • Dates vary between April 11, 2023 - April 12, 2023
  • IU Auditorium
  • (812) 855-1103

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved... Learn more

Emanuel Ax

Join us as world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax comes to Bloomington for an evening of magnificent music. Mr. Ax holds honorary doctorates of music from Skidmore College, New England Conservatory of Music, Yale University, and Columbia University, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and... Learn more