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Do you have parking, and what does it cost?
Parking is available at the 4th Street garage at the corner of 4th and Walnut. Garage parking is free after 6 pm. Metered parking is available outside of the Waldron and throughout downtown. See the City of Bloomington website for details. You can also use the easy-to-use Parkmobile app to pay for parking. Just download the app to your phone, and you don't have to worry about carrying change or watching the clock. Just log in to start, and log out to stop the clock. It's that simple.

Does the Waldron have an accessible entrance to the performance space(s)?
The accessible entrance is located on 4th street. An elevator to the Auditorium is located near the 4th street entrance.

What is the availability for accessible seating for a particular show?
Each performance group has a different seating configuration. While the building itself is accessible, the Waldron does not manage accessible seating arrangements. Please contact the performance group directly to make arrangements for accessible seating.

Do you sell tickets at the Waldron?
No. Ivy Tech does not sell tickets. Tickets sales are managed by the production companies.

I’d like to buy tickets for an upcoming performance. Where do I get those tickets?
For tickets, please contact the specified performance group.

What time do doors open for the show?
Every group has a different start time. Please see the performance group’s website or contact the group directly for details. On performance days, the Waldron typically opens at 9 am.

Do you sell alcohol/beverages, or can we take our drinks into the performance space?
No. Outside beverages (excluding water) are not permitted in the performance space.

May I take photos or video at the show?
No. Photos and video are not allowed during a performance.

How do I go about having an art exhibit at the gallery?
If you would like to show your art at the Waldron, you will need to apply through our online-only juried submission process. The galleries are typically booked one year in advance. Calls are generally held twice a year. If you would like to be notified when calls are held, send your name and email address to Julie Roberts, Gallery Director, at jroberts51@ivytech.edu.

I have some artwork I would like appraised. Can someone at the Waldron appraise the work?
The Waldron does dot appraise art. 

Can I have my wedding in the Auditorium?
No. The Auditorium and Rose Firebay are reserved for performances only.

Who do I speak with if I lost something at the show?
You may stop by the building during regular business hours (M-F 9 am-5 pm), or call 812-330-4400 during business hours. Lost and found articles are kept for 14 days with our security staff.

Contact Us

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
122 South Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 330-4400

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Administrative: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Class and studio hours: As scheduled

Gallery hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Performance hours: As scheduled

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