Pre-Show Dining

Make an evening of it! Grab your friends for social time and dinner before the show.

Make hassle-free dinner reservations and nab a great parking spot when you add a pre-show dinner to your night out at Stephens.  For only $32 per person, your dining experience includes salad, entrée, starch, vegetable, dessert and one drink ticket for wine, beer, or soda. Beginning 90 minutes before the show, you can relax and know that you will have time to enjoy your meal and easily get to your seats before opening curtain.

Please call the Iowa State Center ticket office to order your pre-show dinner tickets at 515-294-2479 or Order OnlineReservations are required and need to be placed at least five (5) business days prior to the show date. Requests for dinner tickets placed within five (5) business days of the show date will be filled based upon availability and will include an additional $10 fee per ticket.

Guests enjoy a unique menu themed for the occasion. Savor a pre-show dining experience with us in Scheman Building for the following performances:


The Sound of Music

March 28, 2019 – 6 pm



Traditional Austrian cuisine, served in courses. Liptauer cheese crostini, gulyas leves (goulash), wiener backhendl with Austrian potatoes, and apple strudel.


San Francisco Symphony

March 29, 2019 – 6 pm



San Francisco’s signature cuisine, served in courses. Clam chowder, roast chicken and bread salad, prime rib with garlic fries and creamed spinach, and Chocolate Kougin Amann.



April 27, 2019 – 6 pm



Cuisine inspired by the lyrics, served buffet style. Venison osso bucco, coffee roasted vegetable blend, jalapeno mascarpone polenta, orange ambrosia salad, and honey butter tarts.