The University of Iowa

COVID-19 Updates

In light of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ issuance of a State of Public Health Disaster Emergencyall Hancher programming for the remainder of the spring semester is now canceled. As detailed below, the Hancher Box Office will continue to serve patrons via phone and email, but no in-person business will be conducted and the building will be closed to the public until further notice.

The Hancher Box Office will be in touch with ticketholders for canceled and postponed events. Look for an email from the box office in the coming days. Patrons without an email address on file will be contacted by phone.

Current ticketholders will have three options:

  • Receiving a gift certificate for future events
  • Making the ticket price a donation to Hancher
  • Receiving a refund

For the time being, the best way to reach the Hancher Box Office with questions is via email ( Please keep in mind, however, that the box office will be reaching out directly to current ticketholders in the coming days.

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In Person

Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 am–5:30 pm

Parking: A limited number of complimentary short-term parking spaces are available to ticket-buyers in a small parking lot near the main entrance. There are also metered spaces between Hancher and the Levitt Center.

The entire surface lot next to Hancher is open for free public parking after 4:30 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.

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Always be sure you are on Hancher's site,, before making an online purchase. Sites with other addresses are operated by resellers who may charge you well above the actual face value of the tickets.

order tickets online

By Phone

(319) 335-1160 or 1-800-HANCHER

Accessibility services: (319) 335-1158

Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 am–5:30 pm

At the Performance

The Hancher Box Office is open 90 minutes before the beginning of each performance presented by Hancher Auditorium and one hour before performances presented by the university's Division of Performing Arts. All prepaid will calls may be picked up and new tickets purchased, if available, at the location of the performance.

By Mail or Fax

Mail to:

Hancher Box Office
141 East Park Road
Iowa City  IA  52242-1132

Fax to: (319) 353-2284

Credit / Debit Cards

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards may be used to purchase tickets from the Hancher Box Office.