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

The Nutcracker

NOV 30, DEC 1, 2 | 7:30 pm

DEC 2, 3 | 2 pm

See the story from Marie’s point of view in a completely new and updated version of this beloved ballet, following Tchaikovsky’s lush score.

Learn about The Nutcracker

An American Dream

FEB 2, 3 | 7:30 pm

What are the stories our objects tell? A World War II story of family and love set in the Pacific Northwest, inspired by actual events.

Learn about An American Dream

Jacobs Live at the Movies

FEB 16, 17 | 7:30 pm

Don’t miss the next installment in this popular series as the Concert Orchestra performs the score live to one of your favorite contemporary films on the big screen at the Musical Arts Center.

Learn about Jacobs Live at the Movies

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