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Fine Arts Box Office

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, with exception to the Madrigal Dinners or special events. Online sales start July 15, 2018, 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.


2018-2019 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

Geof Keezer
Part of the Patty's Place Jazz Series
For more information about the Patty's Place Jazz Series, please go to

Date: October 5, 2018
Location: Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

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Frank Basile
Part of the Patty's Place Jazz Series
For more information about the Patty's Place Jazz Series, please go to

Date: November 10, 2018
Location: Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

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Dona Nobis Pacem
By Ralph Vaughan Williams, conducted by Aimee Beckmann-Collier.
Appropriate for all ages.
For more information about the Choral season, please go to

Date: November 10-11, 2018
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Parish

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Christmas Madrigal Dinners
Directed by Aimee Beckmann-Collier.
For more information about the Christmas Madrigal Dinners, please go to

Date: December 1-2, 2018
Location: Olmsted Center

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By Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Stefano Vignati.
For more information about the Opera program, please go to

Date: February 22-24, 2019
Location: Performing Arts Hall 

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Drake Choir Benefit Concert
In support of the May 2019 tour of France, Italy, and Austria. TIckets are $25 for non-students and $5 for students. 7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium.

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Drake Choir Singing Valentines
Surprise your sweetheart, friend, or coworker with roses, a song, and even Griff



Theatre Events

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


Christopher Durang's Theatre Durang-ed
Directed by Michael Rothmayer 

Date: October 4-7, 2018
Location: William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre

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Student Theatre Production Showcase featuring Vices
By Melody DeRogatis, directed by Melody DeRogatis.

 October 26-28, 2018
Location: William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre

Stood Up
By Maria Gnoza, directed by Maria Gnoza.

Hello Darkness my old friend
By Sue Wilding, directed by Zach Nachtigal.

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Nice Work If You Can Get It
A book by Joe DiPietro, music & lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, directed by Erin Horst.

Date: November 15-18, 2018
Location: Performing Arts Hall

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Little Women
By Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, music by Jason Howland, directed by Erin Horst
Date: January 24 - 26
Location: William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre 

Student Directed Mainstage featuring This Is Our Youth
By Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Emily Brown.

Date: February 21-24, 2019
Location: William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre

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in repertory with:

Time Stands Still
By Donald Margulies, directed by Kalle Sorbo.

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As You Like It

Written by William Shakespeare, adapted by John Graham, directed by John Graham.

Date: April 4-7, 2019
Location: Performing Arts Hall 

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Sunday on the Rocks
By Theresa Rebeck, directed by Adam Yankowy.

Date: May 2-5, 2019
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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