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IU Auditorium is excited to announce the return of Open Air Venues! Reservations are now being accepted for events in the spring semester. Campus Corner locations and Prebys Amphitheater will be available for use starting on February 8. Performance Hub locations will open on March 1. If you anticipate 25 or more attendees for your event, you'll also need to fill out the Event & Conference Request Form to be approved by the University Event Request Committee.

 

These venues will once again be made available FREE of charge for use by IU Bloomington students, faculty, staff, campus departments, and student organizations. The spaces are available to you to present a variety of events in safe and socially distant outdoor environments.

 

Open Air Venues can be used for all kinds of events and gatherings including club meetings, fine and performing arts, live entertainment, civic and community engagement, health and wellness, and athletic-related events, to name a few.

 

We hosted over 300 events during the fall semester with over 12,000 participants and we can’t wait to see you all again starting in February!

Informal space along established student paths for casual programming during class breaks and other daytime high-traffic times. Intended for audiences of fewer than 25 passersby gathered at one time. Approval by the University Event Request Committee (UERC) not required unless anticipating 25 or more attendees gathered at one time. To see entire venue list and learn more, click below. 

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A more formal event space in destination locations for staged performances that require a higher level of tech support. Approval by the University Event Request Committee is required. To see entire venue list and learn more, click below. 

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FAQs

How do I book an Open Air Venue location?

Open Air Venue reservations for spring will be taken starting January 19, 2021.

Step 1: Please visit the Events Guidance webpage for guidance, policies, and procedures for hosting events on or off campus.  

Step 2:  Fill out the Event & Conference Request Form for events expecting 25 or more in attendance. NOTE: all events in the Performance Hub locations require approval by the University Event Request Committee (UERC) via the Event & Conference Request Form. If you anticipate 25 or more people in attendance gathered at one time at any of the Campus Corner locations, you must also fill out the Event & Conference Request Form. 

Step 3: Complete the Open Air Venues Request Form. NOTE: Event organizers may complete the Open Air Venue Request form prior to receiving approval from the UERC, though dates will not be confirmed until the event is approved by the UERC.  

Step 4: With your UERC approval and Open Air Venue date confirmation, you have successfully booked an Open Air Venue for your event!

How much does it cost?

For IU students, faculty, staff, academic units, departments, and student groups, there is no charge for use of the Open Air Venues. There may be costs associated with additional technology or infrastructure needs not included with the venue. Estimates are available upon request.  

Does my event need to get approved first?

Open Air Venue reservations for spring will be taken starting January 19, 2021.

In short, it depends. Prior to any use of an Open Air Venue, availability must be requested by using the Open Air Venue Request Form.  

For events expecting 25 or more in attendance, you must also fill out the Event & Conference Request Form to receive approval from the University Event Request Committee (UERC). While you may complete the Open Air Venue Request Form to explore date availability prior to receiving approval from the UERC, please note that no dates will be confirmed until you have a confirmation email with approval from the UERC.  

For events expecting fewer than 25 in attendance, please complete the Open Air Venue Request Form. You do not need to fill out the Event & Conference Request Form unless you are anticipating 25 people or more in attendance gathered at one time.  

Please visit the Events Guidance webpage for further guidance, policies, and procedures for hosting events on or off campus.

Where are the venues located?

See Open Air Venues map for locations.

Is WiFi or Internet access available at Open Air Venues locations?

There is no dedicated Wifi or Internet for Open Air Venues locations, and there is no guarantee of access to WiFi or Internet at any of the venues. 

Are restrooms available at Open Air Venues?

There are no dedicated restroom facilities at Open Air Venues. Access to public buildings with restrooms varies by location.

What is included in a basic sound and/or light package?

Please contact us at [email protected] for more details on what is available for sound and lighting packages.

Do I have to go through Open Air Venues to book an event on campus?

The Open Air Venues Request Form only applies to designated Open Air Venues.

For all other indoor and outdoor space requests, submit a Space Reservation Request Form online through the Division of Student Affairs.

Campus Corner Venues

Open Air Venues Map

Woodburn Clock
  • 10' x 10' canopied truss
  • 8' x 8' stage
  • Event manager included
  • On-site power available
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Standing audience only

 

Eskenazi Museum Northwest Corner
  • 10' x 10' canopied truss
  • 8' x 8' stage
  • Event manager included
  • Power available via 50' cable as available
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Standing audience only

 

Metz Carillon
  • 10' x 10' canopied truss
  • 8' x 8' stage
  • Event manager included
  • Power available via a 350' cable as available
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Standing audience only

 

Law and Fee Hilltop
  • 10' x 10' canopied truss
  • 8' x 8' stage
  • Event manager included
  • Power available via generator for an addtional fee
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Standing audience only

 

7th and Jordan Lawn
  • 10' x 10' canopied truss
  • 8' x 8' stage
  • Event manager included
  • Power available via generator for an additional fee
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Standing audience only

 

IMU Jordan River
  • 10' x 10' canopied truss
  • 8' x 8' stage
  • Event manager included
  • Power available via a 150' cable
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Standing audience only

 

Jacobs East Studio Lawn
  • 10' x 10' canopied truss
  • 8' x 8' stage
  • Event manager included
  • Power available via generator for an additional fee
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Standing audience only

Performance Hub Venues

All Performance Hub venues have an audience capacity limit of 150 per local health and safety guidelines.

Open Air Venues Map

16th and Fess Greenspace
  • 30' x 30' tent
  • 28' x 28' stage
  • Event manager and guest services staff included
  • Power available via generator for an additional fee
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Audience seating available for an additional fee 

 

Kinsey Hollow
  • 30' x 30' tent
  • 28' x 28' stage
  • Event manager and guest services staff included
  • Power available via generator for an additional fee
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Audience seating available for an additional fee 

 

HLS South Lawn
  • No tent available
  • 24' x 12' stage
  • Event manager and guest services staff included
  • Power available via 200' cable
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Audience seating available for an additional fee

 

Dunn Meadow
  • 30' x 30' tent
  • 28' x 28' stage
  • Event manager and guest services staff included
  • Onsite power available
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Audience seating available for an additional fee

 

Prebys Amphitheater
  • 10' x 10' pop-up tents (2) available as needed 
  • 28' x 28' stage
  • Event manager and guest services staff included
  • Onsite power available
  • Basic sound package can be supplied as available
  • Lighting available for an additional fee
  • Audience seating available for an additional fee

 

 

Upcoming Open Air Venue Events

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