The University of Iowa

Hancher is a multidisciplinary performing arts presenter committed to connecting artists and audiences with transformational artistic experiences. For 45 years, Hancher has been the cultural hub of the University of Iowa campus—presenting world-class dance, music, and theater. Along the way, Hancher has extended its reach far beyond campus, engaging thousands of Iowans each year, on campus, throughout the community, and across the state. Hancher is one of the leading university presenters of the performing arts in the nation and has earned an international reputation for excellence.

Mission | Vision | Values

Hancher enriches lives and helps build community through the transformative power of the performing arts.

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For UI Students

$10 tickets to most shows in the Hancher season, jobs in the arts, and artist residencies on campus!

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History & Impact

History & Impact

Hancher has been serving the people of Iowa—and artists from around the world—since 1972.

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