Free Outdoor Films

The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center is proud to offer many free films, performances and events. With the assistance of our University and community partners, we hope you'll find a new type of film or style of music you and your family will enjoy.

Upcoming free films, performances and events:
Note: Admission to these events is free but many require a ticket. Reserved tickets must be claimed 15 minutes prior to the start of the event or your tickets may be redistributed to other patrons. Some tickets may only be picked-up the day of the event.

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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Browning Cinema
Sneak Preview tickets available at 8:30 p.m.

NOTE: Priority seating for Notre Dame students. One ticket to be issued per Notre Dame student ID.  Notre Dame students may not present another student's ID to receive an additional ticket.

Steve Jobs (2015)
Sneak Preview!
Directed by Danny Boyle
With Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan
Rated R, 122 minutes, DCP

Friday, October 16
at 9:30 P.M. 

Set backstage in the minutes before three iconic product launches spanning Jobs’ career—beginning with the Macintosh in 1984, and ending with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998—Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Browning Cinema
Sneak Preview tickets available at 7 p.m.

The Visit (2015)
Sneak Preview!
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
With Kathryn Hahn, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie
Rated PG-13, 120 minutes, DCP

Tuesday, September 1
at 8 P.M. 

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they realize their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series

Third Coast Percussion
Friday, August 14 at 8 P.M.
LangLab, South Bend

Saturday, August 15 at 5 P.M.
Central Park, Mishawaka

Third Coast Percussion caps their annual four-week residency with two free community events celebrating an Indiana premiere by nearly 90 percussionists from Indiana and across the nation Join TCP & friends for Friday's free event at LangLab.

Saturday's free concert for the community is the Indiana premiere of Inuksuit, the site-determined work scored for up to 99 players by Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams. Third Coast is joined by faculty and students from Notre Dame, the University of Missouri and several other colleges and universities across the U.S. Members of performing artists percussion groups Escape Ten and TIGUE also join this unique ensemble to create a concert experience further blurring the lines between music, sound, noise and nature. 

Free and not ticketed. 

Rain Location Information:
Concert moves to 7 P.M. at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center's Leighton Concert Hall. Free but ticketed. Tickets available beginning at 6 P.M.

Sponsored by DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and DTSB: Free films on the Gridiron Plaza in downtown South Bend.

Outdoor Film Series
(Downtown South Bend)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014): Saturday, August 22


This final screening of this year's summer series begins at sundown (weather permitting) on the Gridiron Plaza adjacent to the South Bend Chocolate Café.

Free and not ticketed.

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