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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.

Holidays/Breaks Hours:

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.

Ticket Reservations & Purchases

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. Online sales start August 1, 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.

Fine Arts Box Office Location

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


Fine Arts Box Office Parking

To see a map of available parking, please go to the Parking Map, or use the interactive map below. 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 if there are a high volume of events or concurrent athletic events happening on campus at the time.


2019-2020 Season Events

Online ticket sales will vary. Please click the "Purchase Tickets" link below the event to purchase tickets for that event. Box Office sales start two weeks before opening night unless otherwise noted.

Music Events

Patty's Place Jazz Series, featuring Chad Eby and Ariel Pocock
For more infomration, please go to
Date: October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center


Cosi fan tutte
By W.A. Mozart, directed by Stefano Vignati.
For more information about the Opera program, please go to

Date: February 22-24, 2020
Location: Performing Arts Hall 

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Theatre Events

For more information about the Department of Theatre Arts, please go to


Directed by Michael Rothmayer 

Date: October 3-6, 2019
Location: William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre

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Student Theatre Production Showcase featuring 

By Maria Gnoza, directed by Maria Gnoza.

First Aid
By Storm O'Bryant, directed by Storm O'Bryant

Our Amerikan Cousin
By Lucius Pham, directed by Lucius Pham
By Kaitlyn Schaefer

 October 25-27, 2019
Location: William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre


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Book by Roger O. Hirson, music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Erin Horst.

Date: November 21-24, 2019
Location: Performing Arts Hall

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Student Directed Mainstage featuring 

Life is Short
By Craig Posposil, directed by Mitch Donohue.

Date: February 20-23, 2020
Location: William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre

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in repertory with:

Hand to God
By Robert Askins, directed by Michael Barreca.

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Written by Moliere, translated by Virginia Scott, verse by Constance Congdon, directed by Michael Rothmayer

Date: April 2-5, 2020
Location: Performing Arts Hall 

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Songs for a New World
Concerived by Daisy Prince, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Adam Yankowy.

Date: April 30-May 3, 2020
Location: William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre

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Contact Us

Questions can be directed to either or to Dani Peters.

Danielle (Dani) A Peters, Coordinator, Fine Arts
Drake University
1310 25th St
Des Moines, IA  50311-4220

Phone: 515-271-2018
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