The University of Iowa


The Fourth Light Project is a multimedia experience, combining live music and sacred dance (a dervish) with advanced projection techniques. The Fourth Light Project focuses on the life and work of Rabia al-Basri, an eighth-century Muslim saint and the first female Sufi mystic.

Flip FabriQue

Your family will want to catch Flip FabriQue, a circus company committed to joy, playfulness, and friendship. Catch Me! is a gravity defying spectacle featuring acrobatics, a trampo-wall, and amazing feats of agility and skill performed by a company of true friends.

Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr. had his Broadway debut in 1998 at age 17 in Rent. But his Tony Award-winning portrayal of Aaron Burr— “the damn fool who shot him”—in Hamilton shot him to fame as he and his castmates shined a new light on America’s founding figures.

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Grab your blanket or lawn chair—and your family and friends—and join us for a pop-up concert on the grounds of the new Hancher Auditorium!

Hancher favorites Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience spread joy wherever they play—and they are eager to spread that joy once again in Iowa City.

This free concert is a moment of celebration as the opening of the new Hancher Auditorium draws nearer!

Hear the band at

Nutcracker Gala Reception

Join us for a special gala reception following the Saturday night performance of The Nutcracker!

Your gala ticket is your invitation to spend the evening with the Joffrey dancers, many of the children (now all grown up!) who danced in previous productions of The Nutcracker on the Hancher stage, and other dance fans.

Capacity is limited.