The University of Iowa

Spectacular artists bring us together for shared experiences, serving as a focal point for celebration as we collect memories to cherish. These artists will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. Each is perfect for sharing with your family and with friends old and new.

The Joffrey Ballet

The longstanding relationship between Hancher and the Joffrey Ballet is a vibrant artistic partnership. In its latest incarnation, in the intimate Space Place Theater, the Joffrey dancers will present chamber works highlighting their artistry. Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will provide insight into the evening’s works, which will include choreography by James Kudelka, Yuri Possokhov, Stanton Welch, Edwaard Liang, and Christopher Wheeldon.

Supported by John and Sue Strauss.


Hancher favorite Danú invites you and yours to celebrate the holidays the Irish way with traditional music performed by a joyous, spirit-lifting band. Accented with Irish dance, this concert is the perfect gift to delight your entire family.

Al Jarreau

The legendary UI alum returns! His degree may be in vocational rehabilitation, but he’s a world-wide vocal sensation—an undisputed master of jazz, blues, pop and soul.