Ballantyne Auditorium

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 2023 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

February 10 and 11

24-Hour Play Festival

Public performance at 11:15 a.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium on Feb. 11


February 24

Vocal Jazz Festival

7:30 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium


February 28

Vocal Faculty Recital

11:15 a.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium

March 30 through April 2

Spring Play: Lost Girl

Performances at 7:30 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium on March 30 and March 31


March 31

Performing Arts Audition Day

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium

Student Recital at 12:20 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium

April 1 and April 2

Spring Play: Lost Girl

Performance at 7:30 p.m. in BallantyneAuditorium on April 1

Matinee performance at 2 p.m. in BallantyneAuditorium on April 2


April 4

Kaydenn String Quartet Recital

7 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium


April 10

Red Cedar Chamber Music

7:30 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium


April 13

Lunch and Listen

11:15 a.m. in 234 Cedar Hall


April 15

Kirkwood Instrumental Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium


April 20

Lunch and Listen

11:15 a.m. on the Iowa Hall Stage


April 23

Sophomore Showcase Recital and Student Art Show Reception

4 p.m. on the Iowa Hall Stage and in the Iowa Hall Gallery


April 27

Lunch and Listen

11:15 a.m. on the Iowa Hall Stage


April 28

Opera/Musical Theatre Scenes Performance

7:30 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium


April 29

Kirkwood Concert Band

7:30 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium


April 30

Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra at Kirkwood

3 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium

May 1 and 2

Vocal Jazz

7 p.m. in Opus Cafe, 119 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids

Visual Arts

January 23 through February 17

Exhibit: Iowa State Art Faculty and Students (Showcase and Gallery)

Reception: February 9, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Slide Presentation: February 16, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium


February 27 through March 21

Exhibit: The Art of Tattooing: Kirkwood Art Student Alumni Show (Gallery)

Exhibit: Alum Jesse Ahrendsen: Glass (Showcase)

The Art of Tattooing Panel Discussion: March 2, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium

Reception: March 9, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


April 10 through May 2

Exhibit: Student Show (Showcase and Gallery)

Reception: May 2, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


2023 Performing Arts Scholarship Auditions

The Visual and Performing Arts at Kirkwood awards nearly $140,000 in scholarships each year. Awards range from $500 to $2000 per semester and are available to students enrolled in any of the more than 120 career and college transfer programs at Kirkwood.

Performing arts scholarship auditions will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023.
Please fill out this form and you will be contacted by the appropriate faculty to schedule an audition time. 


Questions?

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

Arts & Humanities
2092 Cedar Hall
319-398-4913
arts@kirkwood.edu