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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.


Had your mid-life crisis yet? Sir Falstaff has. Obese, drunk, and broke, the aging knight sends identical love letters to two wealthy—and married—women at the same time. Wow, was that dumb. An elaborate reprisal ends with Falstaff learning his lesson, expressed... Learn more

The Nutcracker

Indulge yourself! Sit down and dive into a veritable feast for your senses, replete with lavish sets and costumes, luscious music, anddivine dancing. And aren’t you even more ready than usualafter last year’s fast? The most popular and most performed ballet in the... 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 beyond. A perfect addition to your family’s traditions! Learn more

An Evening of William Grant Still

The Still of the evening. Shattering color barriers in classical music with a string of firsts, William Grant Still became known as the “Dean of African American Composers.” First, a deathbed promise fuels an emotional explosion at a small-town gas station on the... 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 to some of your favorite classic entertainment on the big screen. Learn more

La Rondine

This bird you cannot change. Oh, what drama we can create for ourselves. (And if you know someone who hasn’t, they are probably very dull.) It’s just what we humans do—especially when it comes to love. The very naïve Ruggero falls for the very worldly, and... 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. Learn more

A Look Back - Spring Ballet

SWAN LAKE ACT 2 Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Even with the sensational score by Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake was initially a failure. But, in 1895, with the help of Petipa and Ivanov, this work took flight and became one of the most beloved ballets of... 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

H.M.S. Pinafore

All Aboard! After more than a year of being cooped up, join us for a first-class cruise for all classes—at economy prices—and a certifiable international sensation. Gilbert and Sullivan’s first major hit, this classic lampoon of snobbery, intolerance, inept... Learn more