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Feb 29, 2020

Feb 29, 2020

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULT: $50 COLLEGE STUDENT: $25 YOUTH: $25   Performed in twelve languages (with English supertitles) with live music, poetry, and kinetic movement, The New Colossus asks an essential question: Who are we as a nation? The play explores the true stories of twelve people in the United States today because their families fled their countries of origin to escape oppression. Actors from around the world share the stage to tell heart-wrenching stories, weaving a single narrative of de...

Mar 4, 2020

Mar 4, 2020

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULT: $65 | $55 | $45 COLLEGE STUDENT: $58 | $10 | $10 YOUTH: $32 | $10 | $10   One of Ireland’s most treasured musical ensembles, The Chieftains are six-time Grammy winners and incomparable instrumentalists and innovators who honor and extend the breadth and depth of traditional Irish music. The band’s tour of the United States will feature the breathtaking virtuosity for which the group is known. Join us for a trip to the Emerald Isle just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.   E...

Mar 8, 2020

Mar 8, 2020

5:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Club Hancher in Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 (5:30 pm) | $15 (8:00 pm) COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 (5:30 pm) | $10 (8:00 pm) YOUTH: $10 (5:30 pm) | $10 (8:00 pm)   Nikolaj Busk (piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Nordic cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (violin) view their Nordic folk roots as a point of departure rather than a fixed destination. The trio blends this adventurous attitude with outstanding musicianship to recast tradition into something startlingly original. Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen is also the first vi...

Mar 8, 2020

8:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Club Hancher in Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 (5:30 pm) | $15 (8:00 pm) COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 (5:30 pm) | $10 (8:00 pm) YOUTH: $10 (5:30 pm) | $10 (8:00 pm)   Nikolaj Busk (piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Nordic cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (violin) view their Nordic folk roots as a point of departure rather than a fixed destination. The trio blends this adventurous attitude with outstanding musicianship to recast tradition into something startlingly original. Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen is also the first vi...

Mar 10, 2020

Mar 10, 2020

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULT: $75 | $65 | $55 COLLEGE STUDENT: $67 | $10 | $10 YOUTH: $37 | $10 | $10   The extraordinary dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater make their first appearance on the new Hancher stage with a program that will be undeniably revelatory. Artistic Director Robert Battle has remained true to the vision of his predecessors—Ailey himself and Judith Jamison—while also expanding the company’s work with a wide array of choreographers. The performance will close with Revelati...

Mar 25, 2020

Mar 25, 2020

6:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Club Hancher in Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 (6:30 pm) | $15 (9:00 pm) COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 (6:30 pm) | $10 (9:00 pm) YOUTH: $10 (6:30 pm) | $10 (9:00 pm)   Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana first picked up the alto, but an encounter with the music of Sonny Rollins led to a switch to tenor. When she was 24, she became the first female—and first South American musician—to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. The Chicago Tribune says, “Aldana stands as an irrepressibly creative phrase...

Mar 25, 2020

9:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Club Hancher in Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 (6:30 pm) | $15 (9:00 pm) COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 (6:30 pm) | $10 (9:00 pm) YOUTH: $10 (6:30 pm) | $10 (9:00 pm)   Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana first picked up the alto, but an encounter with the music of Sonny Rollins led to a switch to tenor. When she was 24, she became the first female—and first South American musician—to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. The Chicago Tribune says, “Aldana stands as an irrepressibly creative phrase...

Mar 28, 2020

Mar 28, 2020

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULT: $65 | $55 |$45 COLLEGE STUDENT: $58 | $10 | $10 YOUTH: $32 | $10 | $10   Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) is a Renaissance masterpiece—depicting the grief of St. Peter after his disavowal of Christ—and is brought stirringly to the concert hall by one of the country’s finest vocal ensembles. Famed director Peter Sellars crafted this dramatically staged performance piece, focusing the themes through a contemporary lens and suggesting that we must all grapple with—...

Apr 3, 2020

Apr 3, 2020

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULT: $90 | $80 | $55 COLLEGE STUDENT: $75 | $50 | $50 YOUTH: $75 | $50 | $50   BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote th...

Apr 4, 2020

Apr 4, 2020

1:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULT: $90 | $80 | $55 COLLEGE STUDENT: $75 | $50 | $50 YOUTH: $75 | $50 | $50   BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote th...

Apr 4, 2020

6:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULT: $90 | $80 | $55 COLLEGE STUDENT: $75 | $50 | $50 YOUTH: $75 | $50 | $50   BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote th...

Apr 7, 2020

Apr 7, 2020

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULT: $100 | $85 | $65 COLLEGE STUDENT: $90 | $20 | $20 YOUTH: $90 | $20 | $20   Winner of an astonishing five Oscars and twenty-two Grammys, John Williams may well be the greatest film composer of all time. His scores for Star Wars, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, E.T. (The Extraterrestrial), Jurassic Park, the Indiana Jones films, and many more have made him a household name. Under the baton of Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops celebrates a nearly forty-year association with Wi...

Apr 18, 2020

Apr 18, 2020

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULT: $35 | $30 | $25 COLLEGE STUDENT: $31 | $10 | $10 YOUTH: $17 | $10 | $10   Part of Flow Together, the 2019 University of Iowa Theme Semester The members of the string quartet ETHEL and Native American artist Robert Mirabal invoked the spirit of flowing water and the power of collaboration to create The River. The work draws on influences from around the globe, reinforcing the centrality of water in all of our lives. The audience will be immersed in the rush of music, narr...

Apr 24, 2020

Apr 24, 2020

5:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 YOUTH: $10   Watch the butterflies. They flit and dance. They paint on the air. They become something new. Compagnia TPO is renowned for interactive performances that bring children into the art—not as a gimmick, but as a central part of the artistry itself. Farfalle combines dance, images, digital design, and the joy and wonder of the young people in the audience. Be a part of a wondrous transformation and an experience to remember.   Event Par...

Apr 25, 2020

Apr 25, 2020

10:00 AM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 YOUTH: $10   Watch the butterflies. They flit and dance. They paint on the air. They become something new. Compagnia TPO is renowned for interactive performances that bring children into the art—not as a gimmick, but as a central part of the artistry itself. Farfalle combines dance, images, digital design, and the joy and wonder of the young people in the audience. Be a part of a wondrous transformation and an experience to remember.   Event Par...

Apr 25, 2020

12:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 YOUTH: $10   Watch the butterflies. They flit and dance. They paint on the air. They become something new. Compagnia TPO is renowned for interactive performances that bring children into the art—not as a gimmick, but as a central part of the artistry itself. Farfalle combines dance, images, digital design, and the joy and wonder of the young people in the audience. Be a part of a wondrous transformation and an experience to remember.   Event Par...

Apr 25, 2020

3:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 YOUTH: $10   Watch the butterflies. They flit and dance. They paint on the air. They become something new. Compagnia TPO is renowned for interactive performances that bring children into the art—not as a gimmick, but as a central part of the artistry itself. Farfalle combines dance, images, digital design, and the joy and wonder of the young people in the audience. Be a part of a wondrous transformation and an experience to remember.   Event Par...

Apr 26, 2020

Apr 26, 2020

12:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 YOUTH: $10   Watch the butterflies. They flit and dance. They paint on the air. They become something new. Compagnia TPO is renowned for interactive performances that bring children into the art—not as a gimmick, but as a central part of the artistry itself. Farfalle combines dance, images, digital design, and the joy and wonder of the young people in the audience. Be a part of a wondrous transformation and an experience to remember.   Event Par...

Apr 26, 2020

3:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 YOUTH: $10   Watch the butterflies. They flit and dance. They paint on the air. They become something new. Compagnia TPO is renowned for interactive performances that bring children into the art—not as a gimmick, but as a central part of the artistry itself. Farfalle combines dance, images, digital design, and the joy and wonder of the young people in the audience. Be a part of a wondrous transformation and an experience to remember.   Event Par...

Apr 30, 2020

Apr 30, 2020

6:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 YOUTH: $10   Two brilliant actors bring a classic story to life. Young Emil is traveling by train when a nefarious stranger makes off with the family’s hard-won money. Recruiting a crew of fellow children to help hunt down the thief, Emil sets out to right a wrong with grit and determination. With projections, shadow puppets, and unerring storytelling instincts, Slingsby Theatre Company will have your kids—and you, too—cheering for Emil’s band of ...

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

6:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 YOUTH: $10   Two brilliant actors bring a classic story to life. Young Emil is traveling by train when a nefarious stranger makes off with the family’s hard-won money. Recruiting a crew of fellow children to help hunt down the thief, Emil sets out to right a wrong with grit and determination. With projections, shadow puppets, and unerring storytelling instincts, Slingsby Theatre Company will have your kids—and you, too—cheering for Emil’s band of ...

May 2, 2020

May 2, 2020

1:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULT: $25 COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 YOUTH: $10   Two brilliant actors bring a classic story to life. Young Emil is traveling by train when a nefarious stranger makes off with the family’s hard-won money. Recruiting a crew of fellow children to help hunt down the thief, Emil sets out to right a wrong with grit and determination. With projections, shadow puppets, and unerring storytelling instincts, Slingsby Theatre Company will have your kids—and you, too—cheering for Emil’s band of ...

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULT: $40 | $30 | $20 COLLEGE STUDENT: $36 | $10 | $10 YOUTH: $20 | $10 | $10   Perhaps the most in-demand string quartet in the world today, the Danish String Quartet comes to Hancher Auditorium to perform an arresting mixed repertoire concert. “The Danish String Quartet stand out: not because they’re shinier or plusher or pushier than the rest,” raves The Guardian, “but because of their nimble charisma, stylish repertoire, and the way their light and grainy shading can turn o...

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Backstage at Hancher

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TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, APRIL 6. $40 per person. Ticket price includes dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, and gratuity. Capacity is limited, and each table seats six.   On a quest to bring you the best wood-fired pizza you’ve ever tasted, Maggie’s Farm Wood-Fired Pizza is bringing the ovens to Hancher for a one-of-a-kind backstage dinner.   Services for People with Disabilities. Please contact Hancher's accessibility services at 319-335-1158.

Aug 14, 2020

Aug 14, 2020

All Day

Hancher Auditorium, The Iowa River, Hancher Green, and beyond!

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The Big Splash! is a big deal—an outdoor extravaganza of music, dance, circus arts, and spectacle on the banks of the Iowa River. Celebrating 100 years of the University of Iowa's IIHR–Hydroscience and Engineering, The Big Splash! is also the culminating event of Flow Together, the 2019 University of Iowa Theme Semester. Planned Activities and Participants Include: • The Amazing River Parade • Master of Ceremonies Tomáš Kubínek • Architects of Air • The Flying Wallendas and...