The University of Iowa

Tours of Hancher Auditorium


The Hancher Guild offers public tours of Hancher Auditorium occasionally at 11:30 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. The 2021 tour schedule is listed below.

Meet in the lobby prior to a tour's starting time, and your tour guide will greet and guide you or your small group through Hancher's facilities. A tour takes approximately one hour and usually includes Smith Lobby, Strauss Rehearsal Hall, backstage, Hadley Stage and Hancher Auditorium, and Stanley Café.

  • Hancher's tours are free, and reservations are not required for public tours.
  • Use Entrance 2 (ENT 2), located on the west side and directly off the small curved lot. The main entrance (ENT 1) is locked unless a scheduled event is occurring in Hancher.
  • It would be helpful to send an email to the Guild in advance if a group of 10 or more people is planning to take a tour.
  • The minimum age recommended to enjoy our tours is 8 years old.
  • Hancher was designed to be fully accessible to all members of the community.
  • The Hancher Showcase will be open, too, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



PUBLIC TOURS IN 2021 (subject to change)

20 October (Wed.) – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
09 November (Tue.) – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
16 November (Tue.) – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
07 December (Tue.) – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
14 December (Tue.) – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
21 December (Tue.) – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
22 December (Wed.) – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.


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