The University of Iowa

Smith Lobby, Hancher Auditorium (Photo: Justin Torner/University of Iowa)


In keeping with guidance provided by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, University of Iowa administration, the Centers for Disease Control, and State of Iowa statutes, Hancher Auditorium is open at 100 percent capacity. Social distancing is not required. Wearing a face mask is welcomed.

We do ask—again, in accordance with the guidance of the organizations noted above—that those who have not been fully vaccinated (or those who simply would feel more comfortable) continue to wear a face mask until public health officials advise otherwise.

Only patrons with tickets are allowed entry into the building for Hancher performances. Tickets are scanned at the entrance doors to Hancher Auditorium. It is advised that each patron carry their own ticket.  Patrons are allowed to enter the building at Entrance 2 to pick up will-call tickets and/or purchase tickets the day of a performance.

Hancher staff continue to monitor, clean, and sanitize high touch points throughout the building.

Hand sanitizer kiosks are located throughout the building.