Buying tickets is easy! Here’s how:

In Person

Our Ticket Office at Stephens Auditorium’s north entrance is open Monday-Friday from 10am – 4pm, and until curtain time for weekday performances. On weekends, the office opens one and a half hours before showtime.

Online is the official online ticket provider for events at the Iowa State Center. Tickets from other online sources may be illegitimate and/or more expensive.

Find Tickets

By Mail

Scheman Building
Suite 102
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011



Call 515-294-2479 or toll-free 1-877-THE-CENTER (1-877-843-2368) and we’ll be more than happy to help you.

Student Tickets

Student tickets can be purchased at the Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office with a valid student ID. Learn more about student tickets.

Important Ticket Information

  • All guests, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
  • There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Best available seating is provided at the time purchase.
  • All ticket prices will be assessed a Public Facility Maintenance Surcharge (PFMS).

Guidelines for Ticket On-Sales at the Iowa State Center

The Iowa State Center has implemented a lottery system for all event on sales at the Iowa State Center Ticket Office. One hour prior to the on sale the Center will begin handing out tickets for a place in line. A half-hour prior to the start of the on sale someone from the line will draw a number to determine who is first in line. Everyone will line up in consecutive order starting with the number drawn. Anyone arriving after the drawing will be placed at the back of the line. Any questions please call 515-294-2479.

Group Tickets

Special benefits and discounts are available for group ticket purchases. To order tickets for your group, contact the Iowa State Center Group Sales Department at 515-294-3347 or toll-free 1-877-THE-CENTER (1-877-843-2368). Visit our Group Sales page for additional information.