Riverside Recital Hall
The Riverside Recital Hall is the old St. Thomas More church, which the University has purchased and repurposed as a recital hall. Hancher performances at the Recital Hall are general admission utilizing the existing church pews. The facility holds approximately 400 people, and also houses the Universities’ Taylor and Boody organ which was moved from the School of Music after the 2008 flood.
The Riverside Recital Hall is located on the west side of the Iowa River, just northwest of the downtown University of Iowa campus.
From I-80 take the Dubuque St exit going south. At the stoplight at the bottom of the hill, turn right onto Park Rd. At the top of the next hill (with the park on your right), turn left onto N Riverside Dr. The Riverside Recital Hall will be just past Grove St on your right.
From downtown Iowa City take E Burlington going west. Just after crossing the river, turn right onto S Riverside Dr. At the Y-intersection be sure to stay on the right to follow N Riverside Dr down the hill. The Recital Hall will be near the top of the hill on your left side.
The Hancher lot just to the east of the Recital Hall has ample surface parking. There is also a very small surface lot behind the Recital Hall, and limited street parking in the nearby neighborhood. Event parking is also available in the lot behind the adjacent Parklawn building.
Hancher performances at the Riverside Recital Hall are general admission, utilizing the existing wooden church pews. The pews are all on one level, and the stage is raised slightly.
The Riverside Recital Hall is most accessible from the entrance at the back of the building, nearest the small surface parking lot to the southeast of the building. Please contact Hancher Accessibility Services at 319-335-1158 to arrange for accessible seating at a specific event.
Restrooms are located just off the main lobby.