More than mainstage mainstays

New traditions abound in our perennial assortment of programming that’s anything but garden variety.

A merry operetta plus reimagined ballet and opera masterworks anchor this year’s Jacobs Mainstage Season, which also features contemporary concerts and a cinematic experience to bring you front-row center for a choice sampling of the inspiring art produced by our students, faculty, and staff throughout the year.

Check out our new subscription series to see what you want to see and hear what you want to hear, all while encouraging the auspicious careers of tomorrow’s headline performers.

Join the Jacobs community. Whether it’s enjoying our entire lineup or just a few shows, you’ve never been freer to compose your own patron experience!

This season, take the lead. We’ll be right behind you.

Upcoming Events

Fall Ballet

OCT 6, 7 | 7:30 pm

OCT 7 | 2 pm

A world premiere from faculty member Christian Claessens, combined with the choreography of Ochoa, Peck and Balanchine for a gorgeous evening of dance.

Learn about Fall Ballet

La Finta Giardiniera (The Pretend Gardener)

OCT 20, 21 | 7:30 pm

Belfiore and Violante (or is it Sandrina?) madly duke it out in this uneasy comedy from 18-year-old Mozart—a precursor to Le Nozze di Figaro

Learn about La Finta Giardiniera

Singing Hoosiers Fall Concert

OCT 28 | 2 PM, 8 PM

A potpourri of popular music old and new, sparkling choreography, and high-energy variety deliver effervescent entertainment for fun-lovers of all ages.

Learn about the Singing Hoosiers Fall Concert

Explore previous seasons

Now is a great time to dive into our archive of on-demand content from previous seasons in order to prepare yourself for in-person experiences this fall.

Relive—or discover—some of your favorite offerings from IU Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater as we get ready to greet you live soon!

Explore previous seasons