Construction update on the UI performing arts venue
Monday, August 17, 2015

The University of Iowa's largest flood recovery project, Hancher, is getting comfortable within its own skin. The final covering has been applied to some parts of the building, and other preparations are well underway. Iowa Now provides you with intimate glimpses of the work done over the past few months.

Hancher is being built at a level 7 feet above the 500-year flood level. The project will include a large 1,900-seat, multi-purpose proscenium theater, front of house and back of house support spaces, rehearsal room, and administrative offices. School of Music program space—including the scene shop, costume shop, recording studio, and performing arts production offices—will also be included in the replacement building.