Hancher is a multidisciplinary performing arts presenter committed to connecting artists and audiences with transformational artistic experiences. For more than 40 years, Hancher has been the cultural hub of the University of Iowa campus—presenting world-class dance, music and theater. Along the way, Hancher has extended its reach far beyond campus, engaging thousands of Iowans each year, on campus, throughout the community, and across the state. Hancher is one of the leading university presenters of the performing arts in the nation and has earned an international reputation for excellence.

Dining and Drinks at Hancher Auditorium

Hancher Cafe Level
The Stanley Cafe

The Stanley Café is located on the second floor of Hancher Auditorium and is operated by University Catering.

Offering a variety of food and beverages, the Stanley Café is open prior to Hancher performances and at intermission.

During the University of Iowa academic year, the Stanley Café is open for Thursday Nights at Hancher, held most Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. There will be no Thursday Nights at Hancher until August 24.

Credit and debit cards (Visa, Discover, and MasterCard) may be used for purchases at the Stanley Café; American Express and cash are not accepted.

Click on the link below to view the menus. Note that not all menu items are available at all times. 

Stanley Cafe Menu

Full Bar Menu

Join us at the bar prior to Hancher performances, at intermission, and immediately following performances. 

During the University of Iowa academic year, the Stanley Café is open for Thursday Nights at Hancher, held most Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. There will be no Thursday Nights at Hancher until August 24.

Credit and debit cards (Visa, Discover, and MasterCard) may be used for purchases at the second floor bar; American Express and cash are not accepted.

Click on the link below to view the menus.

Full Bar Menu

A variety of beverages
Thursday Nights at Hancher

During the University of Iowa academic year, the Stanley Café is open for Thursday Nights at Hancher, held most Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. There will be no Thursday Nights at Hancher until August 24.

Thursday Night Menu

Hancher Cafe Roasterie Coffee
Club Hancher

Club Hancher performances in Strauss Hall will have a limited food and beverage menu to enjoy during the performances. 

Club Hancher

Hancher Culinary Arts Experience

After the great success of last year's events, four new restaurants will offer amazing dining experiences in the beautiful setting of the Stanley Cafe. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Hancher Box Office. Ticket price includes dinner, non-alcoholc beverages, tax, and gratuity. Capacity is limited.

The second floor bar will be open during the event for drink purchases.