Have You Been To The Incredible Hancher Auditorium In Iowa City?
Have you ever been to the Hancher Auditorium located at the University of Iowa? If you've never been to a show or concert, the venue itself is worth the price of admission. Hancher Auditorium is located at the University of Iowa, at 141 Park Rd, and is used as a performing arts center. Check out how gorgeous this building is!
According to Hancher UIowa, the Auditorium seats 1,800 and was designed to create a bit of intimacy between the performer/s and those in the crowd. The stage is known as Hadley Stage, the acoustics in the auditorium are adjustable, and the atmosphere will "ensure an unforgettable experience."
Hancher Auditorium was named after Virgil Hancher, who was the Thirteenth president of the University of Iowa from 1940-1964. According to Facilities UIowa, some of Virgil's biggest accomplishments were; leading the University for a quarter of a century, in which the campus saw an unprecedented amount of growth, he was a Rodes scholar, he also received a B.A. degree in 1919, and the degree of Juris Doctor in 1924.
Hancher Auditorium's 2023-2024 schedule has been released and with the help of KCRG, here are the upcoming shows at the auditorium, with the schedule beginning on August 25th.
- University of Iowa’s Fall Welcome Concert: Brittany Howard, Dawn Richard, and Elizabeth Moen. Aug. 25, 6 p.m., Hancher Green
- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with special guest Wednesday. Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium - *Jason Isbell is incredible, this is a show I'm looking forward to checking out!*
- Herbie Hancock. Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Rhiannon Giddens with special guest Adia Victoria. Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Attacca Quartet and Caroline Shaw. Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium / onstage seating
- Ayodele Casel, Rooted. Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 23, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium / onstage seating
- Fall 2023 Levitt Lecture: Alan Page. Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Infinite Dream Festival: Love In Exile featuring Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily, and Makaya McCraven: In These Times. Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Infinite Dream Festival: John Irving in conversation with Lan Samantha Chang. Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Infinite Dream Festival: Kurt Vile and The Violators with special guest Lonnie Holley and Mourning [A] BLKstar. Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Samara Joy. Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Disney / Pixar’s COCO with Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México. Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Dance Gala. Nov. 10 & 11, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Midori and Festival Strings Lucerne. Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Roomful of Teeth and Gabriel Kahane. Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium / onstage seating
- Mavis Staples and The War And Treaty. Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m, Hancher Auditorium
- The King’s Singers, When You Wish Upon a Star. Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- To Kill A Mockingbird. Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 20, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 21, 1 & 6:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, POWER. Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 17, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium / onstage seating
- Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Hairspray. Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 24, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Spring 2024 Levitt Lecture: Judy Woodruff. March 19, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Sō Percussion and Caroline Shaw. March 25 & 26, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium / onstage seating
- Martha Graham Dance Company, GRAHAM100. March 29, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Fierce. April 26 & 27, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Chicago. May 3, 7:30 p.m.; May 4, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; May 5, 2 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
- Come from Away. June 4–6, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium
The shows and concerts in this article are only performances at the Hancher Auditorium. There are other performances at different venues across the University of Iowa campus and around the community, which can also be found with KCRG.
If you're looking for even more shows and concerts to attend during the rest of 2023, we have this massive list for you to plan your next event.