Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Join Friends of the Gallagher Bluedorn

To keep the quality high and ticket prices low, the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center depends on the generosity of Friends of the Gallagher Bluedorn to support vital programs like the Kaleidoscope school-time series and outreach programs, bringing the performing arts to more than 40,000 students every year.

Seat Sponsors

Seat sponsorship allows you to leave a lasting legacy in the Great Hall while supporting the ongoing upgrade of equipment and adding to the center’s programming endowment, ensuring the world’s finest artists continue to grace our stage. Once sponsored, the seat displays a plaque with your name for the life of the seat.

Ovation Society

You’ve laughed, celebrated, danced and been inspired at the Gallagher Bluedorn. Imagine the impact you can have by choosing a way to support inspiring performances; you can guarantee the scope of the Gallagher Bluedorn's programming continues to be unique and inspirational.

Gallagher Bluedorn Renovation and Expansion:
A Facility for the Future

Taking the Gallagher Bluedorn into a new generation means offering an uncompromising arts experience for visitors.

Currently, our performance and patron experiences are out of sync. Visitors see some of the world’s greatest performances in the acoustically superb, visually stunning Great Hall, yet patron amenities fall short of what is offered at venues of similar size across the nation. With your support, we can create a modern, awe-inspiring arts experience from the first step in the reception hall to the final bow.

The Gallagher Bluedorn renovation and expansion will be a $14.9 million project featuring several event space additions, upgrades to the facility’s interior and exterior, and improvements to seating. The project will be completed in three phases, creating approximately 15,000 square feet of new and renovated space.

These upgrades will elevate the Gallagher Bluedorn to a state-of-the-art facility that will continue to provide world class performing arts for the Cedar Valley and the state of Iowa.


Show Your Support

You can make the vision for a new Gallagher Bluedorn a reality.

To give, contact Dan Breitbach, director of development for the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences at the UNI Foundation.

Dan Breitbach