Fine Arts Box Office

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 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 or to

Please note the following regarding ticket reservations and purchases:

  • Ticket prices vary per performance.
  • No Exchanges or refunds on purchased tickets.
  • 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.
  • Tickets for shows will begin two weeks before the performance, with exception to the Madrigal Dinners or special events.


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.

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2016-2017 Season

Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to opening day at 12 p.m. Please click on the link below to purchase tickets and more information about each production.

October 6-9
Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley
*tickets on sale Sept. 22

October 25
Patty's Place Jazz Series presents: Chad Eby Quartet
*tickets on sale Oct. 11

October 28-30
Student Theatre Project, featuring:
Finding Yellow in Orange by Jake Leiberton
One Hundred Acres by Colin Meyer
16mm Shrine adapted by Emily Brown and Cade Martin
*tickets on sale Oct. 13 - box office closed for Fall Break Oct 14-18

November 17
Patty's Place Jazz Series presents: Steve Kenny Quartet
*tickets on sale Nov. 3

November 17-20
Heathers: The Musical by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe
*Tickets on sale Nov. 3

December 3-4
Christmas Madrigal Dinners
*Tickets on sale Nov. 14 - box office closed for Thanksgiving break Nov. 23-27

February 23-26
Student Directed Mainstage, featuring:
'Night Mother by Marsha Norman
in repertory with
Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo
*Tickets on sale Feb. 9

March 30-April 2
A Lie Of The Mind by Sam Shepard
*tickets on sale March 9 - box office closed for Spring Break March 11-19

April 7-9
The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti and Alice Ryley by Michael Ching
*Tickets on sale March 24

April 22-23
Heiligmesse by Franz Joseph Haydn
*Tickets on sale April 7

April 27-30
See Rock City and Other Destinations by Adam Mathias and Brad Alexander
*Tickets on sale April 13

Fine Arts Events
October 1, 2016
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
October 6, 2016
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
October 6, 2016
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fine Arts News
September 30, 2016
The inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges placed Drake University at 149 in a list that includes more than 1,000 schools nationwide.