Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

  • Black Hawk Children's Theatre

    225 Commercial St
    Waterloo, IA 50701
    319-235-0367 (Business Office)
    319-291-4494 (Box Office)

    BHCT presents four productions each year based on classical literature, bringing popular children’s books to life on stage. The organization also offers classes, camps, and the Junior Players Theatre Troupe. Tickets available online or call the Box Office.


    Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

    2018-19 Performance Schedule

    Nov 9-17: The Giver
    Feb 15-23: Charlotte's Web
    Apr 26-May 4: Junie B Jones is not a crook.

  • Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

    8201 Dakota St
    UNI Campus
    Cedar Falls, IA 50614
    319-273-4849 (Tickets)
    877-549-7469 (Tickets Toll-Free)

    On the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, this center features three performance halls, seating up to 1,680 in the Great Hall. Over 150 performances take place each year, including student productions, the wcfsymphony, and national and international touring performers and shows.

  • Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd
    Waterloo, IA 50702

    Hawkeye Community College (HCC) has 7 area locations that house over 52 credit and continuing education programs, with the main campus being on the southern edge of Waterloo. The diverse curriculum offers specialized training geared toward business and industry. With over 6,200 students enrolled, HCC is one of the state’s leaders in higher education.

    Hawkeye's Tama Hall is a multi-purpose facility, offering 7 meeting rooms, an auditorium for 400 people, and a reception area. It's also host to Hawkeye's annual Artist Series, "Hawkeye Celebrates the Arts", which features music and theatre performances.

  • Hearst Center for the Arts & Sculpture Garden

    304 W Seerley Blvd
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    From its permanent collection, started by farmer poet James Hearst, to its regional, national, and international exhibitions, the Hearst Center and Sculpture Garden offer visitors a fresh, unique perspective on the arts.


    Tues & Thurs 8am-9pm
    Wed & Fri 8am-5pm
    Sat-Sun 1-4pm

  • Oster Regent Theatre

    103 Main St
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    This 500-seat theatre, originally built in 1910, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It houses a resident theatre company that produces five plays annually. Additional shows and performances throughout the year include concerts, magic shows, and a movie series.

  • RiverLoop Amphitheatre and Arts Mall

    225 Commercial St
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    Located on the Cedar River, the RiverLoop Amphitheatre is utilized for performances, celebrations and festivals. The Amphitheatre features seating for up to 1,200.

  • Theatre UNI

    23rd St & Hudson Rd
    UNI Campus
    Cedar Falls, IA 50614

    Plays, musicals, theater for youth, and staged readings are presented by UNI drama students and visiting artists.

  • UNI Gallery of Art

    1601 W 27th St #104
    Kamerick Art Building, UNI Campus
    Cedar Falls, IA 50614

    Rotating exhibitions provide visitors with an opportunity to view a wide range of artwork by contemporary artists as well as selections from the UNI Permanent Art Collection.


    Gallery hours during academic year:
    Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm
    Fri-Sat Noon-5pm

  • UNI School of Music

    UNI Campus
    Cedar Falls, IA 50614

    More than 200 annual musical performances, including band, orchestra, choral, chamber, and solo concerts are performed by students, faculty and visiting artists.

  • Waterloo Center for the Arts

    225 Commercial St
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    The Waterloo Center for the Arts (WCA) features art galleries that showcase traveling exhibits and an impressive collection of Midwest, American Decorative, Folk, and the largest public collection of Haitian art in the world. The WCA is also home to an awardwinning children’s gallery, the Phelps Youth Pavilion, theatres, gift store, and café. The WCA offers a scenic riverside setting for meetings and events with up to 250 people.


    Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
    Sun 1-5pm
    Closed Mon

    Current Exhibition Schedule

    Thru Nov 4: 40 Year of Collecting Haitian Art

    Thru Nov 4: Agricultural Works from the Collection Featuring Grant Wood

    Thru Dec 31: Clean Water Collaborative Installation by Kingsley Elementary students and Artist Jennifer Lynn Bates

    Thru Jan 22: An Elegy to America in Black and White by Madai Taylor

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