Musical Arts Center

  • 101 N. Jordan Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-7433
One of the grandest performance venues in the United States, the Musical Arts Center (MAC) seats 1,460 and features acoustical design and technical capabilities that are among the best in the United States. Regularly compared to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the main stage is 90 feet wide by 60 feet deep. The backstage area occupies more than half the building and provides a state-of-the art theater space for technical work.

Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra Andrew Altenbach, guest conductor Learn more


“In Indiana University’s Bicentennial year, it is truly fitting that our top-ranked IU Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater will stage Richard Wagner’s ‘Parsifal,’ a renowned work that was performed in the earliest years of IU Opera Theater and is part of IU’s glorious... Learn more

The Nutcracker

“A feast for the eyes.” THE HERALD-TIMES An Indiana Tradition Travel with Clara through her dreamscape filled with Sugar Plum Fairies, Snow Queens, Mice Kings, heroic Nutcrackers, and much more. Be transported to the enchanting world of this... Learn more

Jacobs Holiday Celebration

Be sure to open this musical holiday card to the community, as Jacobs faculty and students perform seasonal favorites old and new, from jazz to classical and more. A perfect addition to your family’s traditions! Learn more

Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

Music by G. Puccini “Puccini's masterly ‘Gianni Schicchi’ is one of those rare sure-fire operas.” The New York Times Comedy, tragedy–Puccini! The second and third in a trio of one-act operas known as The Triptych , each... Learn more

La Traviata

Music by G. Verdi “Musically and dramatically, just about the perfect opera.” FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO, artistic director, Washington National Opera Before "Pretty Woman" there was "The Fallen Woman" Power in our society means money and... Learn more

Jacobs Live at the Movies

Lights, camera, orchestra, action! Enjoy a top-notch Jacobs School orchestra on stage at the Musical Arts Center while it provides the dramatic musical accompaniment as one of your favorite contemporary films plays on the big screen. Learn more


Music by S. Prokofiev “‘Cinderella’ is one of the most brilliant ballet scores of all time.” NICOLETTE FRAILLON, music director, The Australian Ballet A perfect fit You know the fairy tale, now discover the splendor of this... Learn more

Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert

Swing into spring with one of the country’s finest show choirs and IU’s Grammy-nominated ambassadors of song. A potpourri of popular music from then and now, sparkling choreography, and high-energy variety deliver effervescent entertainment for fun-lovers of all ages. *This concert was... Learn more

Jazz Celebration

This annual celebration of all things jazz guarantees to be hot enough to keep your spring fever going strong. Catch the contagion as bouncing big band, searing solos, and edgy ensembles featuring students and faculty move the mercury. Learn more