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 Auditorium.  Each dining experience includes salad, entrée, starch, vegetable, dessert and one drink ticket for wine, beer, or soda. Beginning two hours before each show, you can relax and know that you will have time to enjoy your meal and easily get to your seats before opening curtain.

Order Online

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. Click here to read more about Chef Jeff Schoening and pre-show dinners, or savor a pre-show dining experience with us in Scheman Building for the following performances:


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 6 pm



Jersey Boys

Sunday, November 3, 2019 – 5:30 pm



The Color Purple

Friday, January 17, 2020 – 5:30 pm



Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake

Thursday, February 13, 2020 – 5 pm



Finding Neverland

Friday, February 14, 2020 – 5:30 pm



Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

Monday, March 2, 2020 – 5:30 pm




Thursday, March 12, 2020 – 5 pm