Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center – Cedar Falls, Iowa

GBPAC Waterloo Cedar Falls UNI.jpgGallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center – Cedar Falls, Iowa

On the campus of the University of Northern Iowa the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center provides performances more than 300 times a year.  The building was completed in 2000 for a cost of $23 million and has 100,000 sq. ft. of space.

The Great Hall also has cutting-edge theatre technology, enabling the center to present artists spanning from chamber ensembles to the biggest Broadway shows.

Kaleidoscope Series

A great way for your child to experience the excitement of live performance! Once again, the continued generous support of Allen Hospital, the Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn, and others, allow us to offer all Kaleidoscope shows for "a buck a kid!" If you would like your child to attend, suggest these opportunities to their principal or teacher. For more information, or to receive a brochure, call (319) 273-SHOW.

The center is also providing workshops and training sessions for teachers and artists to enhance their ability to provide quality workshops for teachers.  These hands on sessions will not only be educational but enjoyable too.

Groups, businesses and individuals are invited to tour the facility. There is no charge. Please call Janelle Darst (, Marketing Director, at (319) 273-3676 to make your appointment.

The MultiMedia Center provides entertainment in a wide range of styles, from comic to opera, all for the enjoyment of those that choose to support the center.

Location: Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0801

General Information
Phone: (319) 273-3660
Fax: (319) 273-7470

Box Office
(319)273-SHOW (7469)
1-877-549-SHOW (7469)


  1. Joanne O Connor' says:

    I attended the thursday night performance of Avenue Q. I must say in my opinion it hardly qualifies for the GB. It was the smuttiest thing I have ever seen. Why it would seem funny to anyone is a mystery to me. Puppets having sex on stage! What about that is funny, not to mention the poor language. Even though the advertisment stated it was not suitable for children, I felt it was not suitable for any age – and in Holy Week! Please be more selective in the future. I am disappointed in this choice and will certainly be more careful in making choices in the future.

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