Ballantyne Auditorium

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Ballantyne Auditorium

Ballantyne Auditorium is Kirkwood’s 364-seat Performing Arts facility and home to the talented students involved in Music and Theatre.

Ballantyne Auditorium is located at 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW in Cedar Rapids. Use the south campus entrance and follow the signs to Ballantyne Auditorium through the Mansfield Center. An accessible elevator is available to the left of the staircase that leads down to the auditorium.

Visual and Performing Arts Events

The faculty and staff of the Arts & Humanities department at Kirkwood Community College welcome you to the 2022 season of Visual and Performing Arts events. We have an exciting slate of music and theatre events you won't want to miss.

* = ticketed event. Get ticket information here

September 8 at 11:15 a.m.

Faculty Recital 

Ballantyne Auditorium

October 21 at 7 p.m.

Piano Recital by Alice Chang and Maddie Anderson

234 Cedar Hall

November 3 at 11:15 a.m.

Lunch and Listen

Sammy’s Stage on the first floor of Iowa Hall

November 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Shrek the Musical

Ballantyne Theatre

November 6 at 2 p.m.

Shrek the Musical

Ballantyne Theatre

November 10 at 11:15 a.m.

Lunch and Listen

234 Cedar Hall

November 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Kirkwood Instrumental Jazz Ensembles

Ballantyne Auditorium

November 17 at 11:15 a.m.

Lunch and Listen

234 Cedar Hall

December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Kirkwood Concert Choir with Jazz Transit and Jazz Ensemble

Ballantyne Auditorium

December 4 at 3 p.m.

Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra at Kirkwood

Ballantyne Theatre

December 6 at 11:15 a.m. 

Chamber Winds Ensemble

Ballantyne Theatre

December 10 at 7:30 p.m. 

Kirkwood Concert Band

Ballantyne Theatre

Art Exhibits

August 22 through September 20

Lonnie Eugene Stewart: Sculpture and Painting (showcase)

Arbe Bareis-Moyyad and Marianne Taylor: Word and Image (gallery)

Reception: September 13, 5 to 6 p.m.

October 3 through November 2

Jesse Ahrendsen: Glass (showcase)

Liv Stark: Digital Design (gallery)

Reception: October 28, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

November 14 through December 12

Christopher Gray: Glass (showcase)

Maggie McDonald: Architectural Design (gallery)

Reception: November 15, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Kirkwood Student Auditions

Auditions* for November's performance of Shrek the Musical will be held in Ballantyne Auditorium on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 29, from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30, from 6 to 9 p.m.


*Auditions are open to Kirkwood Community College students only. 


For more information on Kirkwood Visual and Performing Arts, contact us at:

Arts & Humanities
2092 Cedar Hall