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Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

University of Northern Iowa Campus, Cedar Falls
(319) 273-SHOW or (877) 549-SHOW
The GBPAC offers over 150 performances a year, ranging from Broadway hits to classical greats. Three state-of-the-art concert halls, a soaring lobby and the best acoustics in Iowa provide audiences an unparalleled environment for enjoying live music, theatre, dance and opera performances.

Waterloo Center for the Arts

225 Commercial Street, Waterloo
(319) 291-4490
The WCA, located along the scenic banks of the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo, offers a wide variety of programs, events and activities for all ages including an interactive youth gallery, gift store and a permanent collection featuring: International Folk Art, American Decorative Arts and the largest public collection of Haitian Art in the U.S. WCA hours are: Tuesday - Friday, 9am - 5pm; Saturday 1 - 4pm; Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is FREE.

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra

Gallagher-Bluedorn PAC, Cedar Falls
(319) 273-3373 or (319) 273-SHOW
From spotlighting world-renowned talent like bass-baritone Simon Estes to showcasing local talent such as the University of Northern Iowa Children's Choir, the WCFSO features outstanding live music performances, most held at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

Waterloo Community Playhouse

225 Commercial Street, Waterloo
(319) 235-0367 or (319) 291-4494
Celebrating 88 years of presenting the best in classics, modern comedies, dramas, musicals, and mysteries, WCP has received the state's Top Performing Organization Award and has an international reputation for new play production. Audiences come from around the world, nationwide, and all over Iowa. Performances take place at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

Black Hawk Children's Theatre

225 Commercial Street, Waterloo
(319) 235-0367 or (319) 291-4494
This award winning children's theatre presents five productions, producing four and bringing in one professional touring company each year. Productions consist of popular books brought to life on stage including fairytales and stories of racial harmony and diversity. Public performances are offered on Fridays at 7pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Performances take place in the Hope Martin Theatre at the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

Oster Regent Theatre

103 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Enjoy the talents of community members as they perform a wide variety of productions from classic humor and familiar musicals, to contemporary plays in the beautifully renovated Oster Regent Theatre. The Theatre presents the Old Creamery and the Guthrie Theaters, as well as dance, music, magic and comedy.

Hearst Center for the Arts

304 West Seerley Boulevard, Cedar Falls
(319) 273-8641
Featuring local and regional artists as well as a broad collection of illustrations by world-renowned artists, this multi-purpose center features two galleries, a recital hall, and a sculpture garden. Performances and special events, such as the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, are frequently offered to the public. Open Tuesday and Thursday, 8am - 9pm; Wednesday and Friday, 8am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 4pm.

Theatre UNI

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
(319) 273-6381 or (319) 273-6386
Plays, musicals, theatre for youth, and opera are presented by UNI drama students and visiting artists in performances throughout the year.

UNI School of Music

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
(319) 273-2024
The UNI School of Music offers a variety of music, including band, orchestra, choral, chamber and solo concerts in over 200 yearly performances by students, faculty and visiting artists.

Metropolitan Chorale

(319) 234-2229
This group draws its membership from the Cedar Valley and produces inspiring concerts of the classic choral literature, usually with orchestral accompaniment, each fall and spring.