Terms and Conditions
ADA seating is available for purchase online as well as via phone, mail order and in person. For optimum customer service, however, please contact our accessibility line at (319) 335-1158 during regular box office hours if you have any special seating needs.
We offer seating for patrons who use wheelchairs, designated parking spaces, hearing augmentation units, large print playbills, and assistive technologies for the visually impaired. Sign language interpretation and tape-recorded playbills are available with one-month advance notice.
College Student Ticket Policies
Student discounts and policies are determined by the presenter of the performance.
For Hancher performances college students 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 bring a guest at the student rate.
For University Theatres and Music Department productions, as well as Dance Gala and Dancers in Company performances, college students at any college or university may attend a performance using a student ticket. Anyone may purchase UI Student tickets, but each student ticket must present a valid Student ID at the performance.
For other performances by the UI Department of Dance, only UI students may attend using a UI Student ticket. Each UI student may receive one free ticket. To obtain this free ticket, the UI Student themselves must present their valid UI Student ID at the Hancher Box Office in person. Free UI Student dance tickets may not be obtained over the phone or online.
Tickets ordered online may either be mailed or held for pickup at the box office. If your tickets are for a performance that is less than five days away, your tickets will be automatically held for pickup.
Ticket exchanges are possible only when there are multiple dates and times of the same production, and if seating is available. All ticket exchanges must be completed 24 hours prior to your original performance date. If such an exchange is not possible, tickets may also be returned as a donation. Return your tickets to the Hancher Box Office 24 hours prior to your original performance date, and the value of the tickets will be acknowledged by the UI Foundation as a tax-deductible contribution. Lost tickets cannot be exchanged.
Group DiscountsDiscounted group prices are available for many performances when the block of tickets is purchased at the same time with a single payment. Just contact the Hancher Box Office to make a reservation. Your final count and payment will be due two weeks prior to the performance.
For Hancher events: Organized groups of 15 or more may purchase tickets at 10% off of the regular price to many Hancher events. Final count and payment must be received two weeks prior to performance.
Exceptions to the Hancher group discount policy:
The Book of Mormon: Organized groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets at 10% off the regular price, excluding the Saturday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. performance. Final count and payment for The Book of Mormon group orders must be received by July 22.
Mamma Mia!: Organized groups of 20 or more may purchase tickets at 10% off of the regular price. Final count and payment must be received two weeks prior to performance.
The Sound of Music: Organized groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets at 10% off the regular price, excluding weekend matinees. Final count and payment must be received two weeks prior to performance.
Steve Martin and Martin Short, An Evening You'll Forget The Rest of Your Life and Yo-Yo Ma do not qualify for group pricing.
For UI Division of Performing Arts events: Organized groups of 15 or more may purchase tickets at $2 off of the regular price to most Theatre and Dance events.
Please note that a flat $5 handling charge applies to all group orders. Group discounts are not available online or via paper order form.
Call the box office at 319-335-1160 to reserve tickets for your group.
For online orders
$2.50 per ticket and $3.00 per order.
For telephone orders
$1.50 per ticket and $3.00 per order.
For window orders
There is no handling charge for new orders placed in person at the box office.
For Hancher season mail orders
$12 per order
For Division of Performing Arts mail orders
$5 per order
Hancher Auditorium does not issue any refunds except in the unusual event that the performance itself is cancelled.
Discounts are available for many performances based on the ticket category. For Hancher and University Theatres Summer Rep, please note that season discount packages are only available mail, phone and in-person orders. Season discount package prices are not available online.
College student - students at any college or university with a valid ID. Please note that for Hancher performances a college student may bring a guest at the student rate.
UI Student - students at the University of Iowa with a valid ID
Senior - people 65 and older
Youth - children aged 17 and younger
Nonstudent – everyone else