Fine Arts Box Office

Season Tickets and Individual Tickets available below.

Box Office Ticket Sale Hours:

(September 1 thru May 1)

Monday through Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

The box office will be closed during Fall Break, Holiday Breaks, Spring Break, and during Drake's Finals Week. Summer and January hours vary.

Reservations may be made in person or over the telephone at 515-271-3841. Tickets for all shows are available for sale online below.

Questions can be directed to either boxoffice@drake.edu or to alina.grimm@drake.edu

Please note the following regarding ticket reservations and purchases:

  • Ticket prices vary per performance.
  • No refunds on purchased tickets. Exchanges on tickets are not guaranteed.
  • Please inform the Box Office of any special needs requests for seating, including ADA needs.
  • Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before the show starts.
  • All reserved tickets and purchased tickets MUST be picked up prior to 7:15 p.m. the night of the performance or 1:45 pm for a matinee performance.
  • Ticket purchases and reservations cannot be made at the Box Office outside of ticket sale hours.
  • Credit Card purchases can be made online or at the Box Office, and we accept all major credit cards. Please follow the links below for the appropriate shows. Tickets for shows will be available online until 24 hours before the performance unless otherwise noted.
  • Ticket sales for shows at the box office will begin two weeks before the performance, with exception to the Madrigal Dinners or special events. Online sales start July 15, 2017 unless otherwise noted.
  • All Complimentary tickets must be put on hold under the name of the individual picking up the ticket OR the name of the person on the complimentary ticket list must pick up the tickets themselves. No exceptions.

Drake does not sell tickets for Turner Center Jazz Orchestra or Civic Music Association.

The Fine Arts Box Office is located in the south lobby of the Harmon Fine Arts Center, just north of Carpenter Ave (main entrance is facing west towards the sundial on Carpenter Avenue).

To see a map of available parking, please go here. Lot 1 is open to the public and free of charge Monday-Friday after 4:30 p.m. and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Exceptions may occur due to high volume of events or concurrent athletic events.


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Season tickets - Sales start July 15, 2017!

Theatre Mainstage Season Tickets
This package contains all seven of our mainstage shows for $2.50 off the cost per ticket. That's a total savings of $17.50 for the entire season! Sales end by Sunday, October 8.
To purchase Theatre Mainstage Season Tickets, please click here.


Theatre Flex-Pack Tickets
This packages contains all of our mainstage shows, with the option to pick which different shows to attend (a minimum of four different shows qualifies for the flex-pack) for $2 off the cost per ticket. Ticket sales will run through Sunday, November 19.
To purchase Theatre Complete Season Tickets, please click here.


Patty's Place Jazz Series Season Tickets
This package contains all four of our Patty's Place Concerts listed below. Save $10 by purchasing the season package today!
To purchase Patty's Place Jazz Series Season Tickets, please click here.
For more information about the Patty's Place Jazz Series, please go to www.drake.edu/pattysplace

**No refunds are available, but exchanges on dates are possible. Please contact boxoffice@drake.edu or alina.grimm@drake.edu for Drake ID discounts or for exchanging of tickets. Season tickets only on sale online.

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2017-2018 Season

**Online ticket sales vary. Please click on the link to see when online sales start. Box Office sales start two weeks before opening night unless otherwise noted.

Music Events

September 28 in Sheslow Auditorium
Voice Master Class with Sherrill Milnes
Free admission. Tickets available here.

September 29 in Sheslow Auditorium
Sherrill Milnes - My Life On Stage
Free admission. Tickets available here.


October 3 in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz
Center
The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
Part of the Patty's Place Jazz Series
To purchase tickets, please click here.
For more information about the Patty's Place Jazz Series, please go to www.drake.edu/pattysplace


October 27 in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
The United States Army Field Band Jazztet
Free admission. Tickets available here.
Tickets available starting August 28, 2017.


November 9 in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Adam Larson
Part of the Patty's Place Jazz Series
To purchase tickets, please click here.
For more information about the Patty's Place Jazz Series, please go to www.drake.edu/pattysplace


December 2-3 at the Olmsted Center

Christmas Madrigal Dinners
directed by Aimee Beckmann-Collier
To purchase tickets, please click here.
For more information about the Christmas Madrigal Dinners, please go to www.drake.edu/madrigaldinners

March 1 at the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
Nate Sparks Trio
Part of the Patty's Place Jazz Series.
To purchase tickets, please click here.
For more information about the Patty's Place Jazz Series, please go to www.drake.edu/pattysplace

April 13 at the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
Roger Ingram with Drake Jazz Ensemble I
Part of the Patty's Place Jazz Series
To purchase tickets, please click here.
For more information about the Patty's Place Jazz Series, please go to www.drake.edu/pattysplace

April 21-22 at St. Ambrose Cathedral
Mass in C Major
by Ludwig Van Beethoven
conducted by Aimee Beckmann-Collier. Appropriate for all ages.
To purchase tickets, please click here. Ticket on sale online starting April 6th, 2018.
For more information about the Choral season, please go to www.drake.edu/choralperformances

May 4-6 in the Performing Arts Hall
The Magic Flute
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
directed by Ann Cravero. Appropriate for all ages.
To purchase tickets, please click here. Tickets on sale online starting January 29th, 2018.
For more information about the Opera program, please go to www.drake.edu/opera

 

Theatre Events

For more information about the Department of Theatre Arts, please go to www.drake.edu/theatre

October 5-8 in the William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre
Edward Albee's
The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia?

directed by Michael Rothmayer. Not appropriate for younger audiences.
To purchase tickets, please click here.

October 27-29 in the William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre
Student Theatre Production Showcase featuring
4.48 Psychosis
by Sarah Kane
directed by Emily Brown
Santa Claus: A Morality
by ee cummings
directed by Paul Grewe
The American Family
written and directed by Kalle Sorbo
To purchase tickets, please click here.

November 16-19 in the Performing Arts Hall
Runaways
book, music & lyrics by Elizabeth Swados
directed by John Graham
To purchase tickets, please click here.

February 22-25 in the William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre
Student Directed Mainstage featuring
Almost Blue

by Keith Reddin
directed by Brock Webb
To purchase tickets, please click here.
in repertory with
Next Fall
by Geoffrey Nauffts
directed by Colin Meyer
To purchase tickets, please click here.


April 5-8 in the Performing Arts Hall
The Trojan Women
based on the play by Euripides, adapted by Charles L. Mee
directed by Mirla Criste. Appropriate for ages 13 and older.
To purchase tickets, please click here.


May 3-6 in the William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre
A Piece of My Heart
by Shirley Lauro
directed by Erin Horst
To purchase tickets, please click here.

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Fine Arts Events
September 25, 2017
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
September 26, 2017
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Fine Arts News
September 22, 2017
World-famous operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes and his wife, soprano Maria Zouves, will hold a series of public lectures and masterclasses during their first visit to the University in 13 years.
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