The University of Iowa

Refunds, Exchanges, Ticket Donations

All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket exchanges are possible only when there are multiple dates and times of the same production, and seating is available. All ticket exchanges must be completed 24 hours prior to your original performance date. Lost tickets may not be exchanged.

Tickets may also be returned as a donation. Return your tickets to the Hancher Box Office 24 hours prior to your performance. The value of the returned tickets will be acknowledged by the UI Center for Advancement as a tax-deductible contribution. Lost tickets may not be donated.


Weather Policy

In general, performances will not be canceled or postponed due to inclement weather. Refunds will not be offered if the performance is held. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, information will be posted on Hancher's website and Facebook page. Ticket holders will be notified directly.


Ticket Replacement

You may request a reprint of lost or destroyed tickets through the Hancher Box Office. Reprinted tickets will be held at will call for pickup at the performance.



Tickets may either be mailed or held for pickup at the Hancher Box Office. If your tickets are for a performance that is less than five days away, your tickets will be automatically held for pickup.

New to the 2023–24 season, patrons can choose electronic tickets (via email for use on mobile devices) or physical tickets (mailed or will call). 


Handling Charges


Each order is subject to a $3 per order convenience fee.

Per ticket sliding scale:
$.01–$20 ticket = no per ticket fee
$20.01–$40 ticket = $4 fee per ticket
$40.01–$70 ticket = $6 fee per ticket
$70.01–$100 ticket = $7 fee per ticket
Tickets above $100.01 = 7% fee per ticket

Paying by credit card incurs a 3% of order total fee.
Some performances have additional event-specific fees. 


Ticket Price Categories

For Hancher events:
•  Student & Youth tickets are for students enrolled at any college/university or for youth 17 and younger. 
•  Adult tickets are for everyone else.

Children aged one year and older must have a ticket. Parents should use their discretion in deciding which events are appropriate for their children.

For Division of Performing Arts events (University Theatre, Dance, Music):
•  College student tickets are for students enrolled at any college or university.
•  UI student tickets are for students enrolled at the University of Iowa.
•  Senior citizen tickets are for individuals aged 65 and older.
•  Youth tickets are available for children aged 17 and younger.

For events presented by other sponsors:
Discounts for events presented by other sponsors may change at the discretion of the sponsor. Contact the Hancher Box Office if you have questions about specific events.


College Student Ticket Information

Please note that student discounts and policies are determined by the presenter of the performance.

For Hancher performances, college students enrolled at any college or university may attend a performance using a student ticket. Anyone may purchase college student tickets, but the college student themselves must attend the performance and present their valid student ID with their ticket at the door. Each college student may also purchase a second ticket for a guest at the student rate.

For University Theatres and School of Music productions, as well as the Department of Dance productions of Dance Gala and Dancers in Company, only UI students may attend using a UI Student ticket. Anyone may purchase UI Student tickets, but each student ticket must be accompanied by a UI student with their valid UI Student ID at the performance. Students at other colleges and universities are NOT entitled to UI student prices for these performances, but do receive a separate college discount. A college student may not also purchase a second ticket for a guest at the student rate.

For all other performances by the Department of Dance, each UI student may receive one free ticket. To obtain this free ticket, the UI student must present their UI ID in person. (Free UI Student dance tickets may not be obtained over the phone or online.) If a UI student cannot present their ID at the time of the purchase, they may buy a ticket at the "Other College" Student discount.



Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our programs, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at Hancher offers a range of accessibility services, including hearing augmentation, ASL interpretation, audio description, accessible seating, accessible restrooms, large-print playbills, and more. We are ready to work with you to ensure a welcoming experience.


The University of Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Senior Director, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, the University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316, 319-335-0705,

For More Information: 

Hancher Box Office