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

    2016-17 Performance Schedule

    Oct 14-22: Pippi Longstockings
    Nov 11-20: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
    Feb 17-25: Bridge to Terabithia
    Apr 28-May 6: Amazing Grace

    Dig Deeper...Watch the Travel Waterloo episode below to learn more about the Black Hawk Children's Theatre.

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  • 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.

  • Galleria de Paco & Catacomb Lounge

    622 Commercial St
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    Artist Paco Rosic spent four months painting his version of the Sistine Chapel ceiling using Krylon spray paint onto the ceiling of his restaurant. This upscale eatery offers lavish décor with an exceptional menu and worldclass wines. Before or after dinner, enjoy unique cocktails in the Catacomb, the “jazz bar" located downstairs. Rosic’s artwork is viewable throughout the restaurant and bar.


    Closed Sun-Mon
    Tues-Thurs 4:30-10pm
    Fir-Sat 4:30pm-Midnight
    Catacomb Lounge opens at 4:30pm

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  • Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd
    Waterloo, IA 50702

    Hawkeye Community College (HCC) has ten area locations that house over 45 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 5,300 students enrolled, HCC is one of the state’s leaders in higher education.

    HCC presents its annual Artists Series, ‘Hawkeye Celebrates the Arts’, which features music and theatre performances. HCC also has event and meeting space available.

  • 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

  • Lampost Theatre & Coffee Co.

    204 W Seerley Blvd
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Performing nationally since 1980, Lampost Theatre Co. creates a unique and delightful theatrical experience. Comedy, music, variety and major productions are performed throughout the year.


    Ticket Counter: Wed-Fri noon-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, Arts Mall and Mark's Park

    225 Commercial St
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    Located on the Cedar River, the RiverLoop Amphitheatre is utilized for performances, celebrations, concerts, films, and festivals. The Amphitheatre features seating for up to 1,200. The facility includes an Arts Mall and Mark’s Park – a splash park and playground.


    Mark’s Park is open to the public seasonally 9am-9pm, every day of the week.

    2016 RiverLoop Rhythms Schedule

    May 13: Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles
    May 27: Tropicante
    June 24: Tony Brown
    July 8: Bob Dorr & The Blue Band
    July 22: Brazilian 2wins
    Aug 19: The Positives
    Sept 9: SIRES

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  • 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

    Hudson Rd and W 27th St
    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.


    During academic year - Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm
    Fri Noon-5pm
    Sat by appointment