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.

Le Nozze di Figaro

Music by W. A. Mozart “ A multilayered Mozart masterpiece. ” The New York Times A slapstick comedy stickin' it to "the man" The Count takes advantage of people—especially women— because of his status and is trying to add Susanna, his wife’s... Learn more

Dark Meets Light

ALLEGRO BRILLANTE George Balanchine Balanchine described this work as “Everything I know about ballet in 13 minutes.” It is a joyful piece that challenges the dancers’ technical prowess at every level. DARK... 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

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


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