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

Eugene Onegin

MAR 1, 2 | 7:30 pm

From Pushkin to Tchaikovsky to you: a lyrical tale of a selfish, Russian womanizer who gets his comeuppance.

Learn about Eugene Onegin

Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert

MAR 23 | 7:30 pm

This Grammy-nominated ensemble is grounded in the Great American Songbook, raising its collective voices to sing America’s story through immersion in her varied musical traditions.

Learn about the Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert

Spring Ballet: Star on the Rise—La Bayadère ... Reimagined!

MAR 29, 30 | 7:30 pm

MAR 30 | 2 pm

A contemporary interpretation of a classical Indian ballet now placed in a quintessentially American setting—a Hollywood Western movie set during the dream factory’s Golden Age.

Learn about Star on the Rise

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