Heritage Center

Mission: To inspire a lifelong appreciation of live arts experiences and ignite a passion for participation in the arts among young people.


“More Than a Pipe Dream: A Socially Distanced Season”

Live at Heritage Center's compact Spring 2021 Performing Arts Series offers in-person performances for only UD faculty, staff, and students as well as virtual opportunities for the general public. 

Heritage Center is taking numerous additional steps to ensure the safety of patrons, staff, and guest artists. Audiences will be limited to around 325 patrons, or approximately one-third theater capacity, in John and Alice Butler Hall. Theater doors will open 60 minutes prior to showtime to allow ample time for seating, and performances will not include intermissions. Face coverings will be required. View a complete list of COVID-19 procedures and protocols here

Spring 2021 Performing Arts Series Line-Up


The Heritage Center is central to the University of Dubuque campus, providing a multitude of venues to serve students, faculty, staff, and the public. Art by Osmosis is the overarching theme of the building, inviting people of all walks to happen upon Art in its myriad forms, intentionally and accidentally, as they visit the center for their work, study, recreation, and entertainment.


On December 2, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds allocated $7 million of federal funding for the purpose of providing economic relief to Iowa’s arts and culture industry. University of Dubuque Heritage Center was awarded a grant in the amount of $47,200 through the Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program, administered by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, through the federal CARES Act. In its application to the program, UD Heritage Center satisfactorily demonstrated lost revenue and/or increased expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant award is a subaward under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act issued by the US Congress to the State of Iowa. The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020 and provided $1,250,000,000 in economic relief to the State of Iowa to protect the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

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