The University of Iowa

Hancher has numerous spaces that may be rented by university departments, non-profit organizations, individuals, and companies.

The Auditorium / Hadley Stage
Stanley Café
Stanley Café Atrium
Smith Lobby
Strauss Rehearsal Hall



More information coming soon. 



May I bring in my own food and beverage or my own caterer?
No. Hancher has an exclusive catering agreement with University Catering to provide all food and beverage service at the venue. This includes alcohol. Additionally, keg beer is not available at Hancher and University Catering may only serve alcohol for a maximum of 6 hours with service ending half an hour prior to the end of an event.

What hours may I hold my event?
The hours during which an event may occur is dependent upon the availability of space and other activities taking place in the building. Generally, for social events the hours are 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.

May I schedule a tour to discuss my event?
Yes. Contact Danielle Wilbanks to schedule a tour. Her contact information is listed below.

What information will you need from me?
The most important information in advance is what kind of event you're planning, whether you plan to serve food and beverages, whether you have AV needs, and how many attendees you expect. While many details can be clarified later, it is important for the Hancher staff to know whether we're helping you plan a meeting or a cocktail reception and whether you expect 10 or 200 people. No one likes surprises on the day of a big event!


For More Information: 

Danielle Wilbanks
Director of Operations
(319) 335-1148