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Directions and Parking

Musical Arts Center (MAC)

101 North Eagleson Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405


Convenient, free parking is available on performance evenings in several nearby locations, including the East Garage and the Atwater Garage. Paid parking at the Indiana Memorial Union is also available. Visit Parking Operations for more information about available parking.

There are limited ADA parking spots in the Musical Arts Center parking lot on the north side of the building. These may be used by any patrons with a disabled person parking placard. Patrons are also welcome to drop off and pick up patrons with limited mobility in the MAC circle drive before finding parking in the East Garage.


What are the Health and Safety guidelines?

Please visit our Health and Safety guidelines page for current IU policies.

When should I arrive?

We suggest you arrive on IU’s campus at least 30 minutes before the show to give yourself ample time to find parking. As a courtesy to the performers, late seating is not permitted. If you do arrive late, you may relax in our lobby and watch the performance on our Monitor until intermission.

What should I wear?

Come as you are! IU Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater does not have a dress code. Some dress to the nines, some don’t. It’s your choice.

Where should I eat?

Bloomington boasts a wide range of dining experiences—some just a short walk from the MAC. Explore Bloomington’s restaurant selection at Visit Bloomington.

Does the MAC sell food and drinks?

Refreshments, including snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, are available for purchase in the main lobby before performances and at intermission. Enjoy your covered beverage during the show. Food is not permitted in the auditorium.

What are Pre-Performance Talks?

Beat the traffic, and learn more about the opera or ballet you will be seeing. Get behind-the-scenes production insights and fascinating background information presented by graduate students in our Musicology Department. Join us on the mezzanine level of the Musical Arts Center one hour prior to most performances. Pre-Performance Talks are complimentary to all ticket holders.

Are the performances in English?

Languages can vary from show to show. However, English translations are projected above the stage for all operas.

Are group sales available?

Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
Call us at 812-855-0021 for details.

Are student discounts available?

IU Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater encourages young people to attend events by offering significant student discounts on subscription and single-ticket prices.

Is bursar billing available for IU Bloomington students?

The MAC box office is able to process on-site bursar billing for current students wishing to attend ticketed MAC performances. Please be prepared to show your student ID at performances.

Are the facilities accessible?

Accessible seating locations, elevators, and restrooms are provided for patrons. If you would like assistance prior to or after the performance, please advise the box office of your needs when ordering tickets.
Call 812-855-7433 with questions.

Looking for more outstanding performances?

Visit our Jacobs Events Calendar