Performance Venues

Drake students and faculty present more than 150 recitals and concerts annually. The university offers three outstanding facilities for musical performances.

Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this beautifully restored facility features lively acoustics and more than 50 stained glass windows. The Jordan stage and 775-seat auditorium provide a dramatic setting for departmental recital and concerts.

Performing Arts Hall

A 460-seat auditorium that was renovated in 1993, the Performing Arts Hall provides a more sizable stage for large ensemble and Drake Opera performances.

Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

This state-of-the-art performance, rehearsal, and recording facility was built in 2011 to serve as the new home for Drake's expanding jazz program. The Turner Jazz Center also hosts master classes, concerts, and clinics presented by visiting jazz luminaries. This venue is an intimate club-style setting, designed for approximately 100 patrons to enjoy performances in the only purpose-built jazz hall in the state. The center's state-of-the-art recording system is also used to teach classes in studio recording techniques.

Upcoming Music Events Schedule

Fine Arts Events
December 21, 2014
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Fine Arts News
November 17, 2014
Five Drake piano students will showcase their talents on a world-renowned concert grand piano during a free concert at Drake University next month. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 1, in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
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