Bowlus Main Auditorium Seating
Tickets for Bowlus Main Auditorium events are for reserved seating, unless otherwise noted. The auditorium features continental seating with generous aisles and plenty of leg room. A ramp entrance is available on the WEST side of the building for those who may have difficulty navigating the front entry stairs. Wheelchair seating is reserved on either side in the front (Row AA) or along the back behind Row M. Please be aware that there is no elevator access to the balcony.
The Bowlus Main Auditorium seats 735 guests; 460 on the orchestra level and 275 in the balcony. The front of the balcony is positioned over the Back Orchestra section of seating.
Creitz Recital Hall Seating
The Dale P. Creitz Recital Hall is located on the lower level of the building's east wing. Patrons should enter via the EAST or SOUTH (alley) doors for Creitz Recital Hall events. A chair lift is available at the EAST door for those who are unable to navigate the stairs.
ATTENTION: During the construction of the Fine Arts Plaza, please enter via the SOUTH (alley) doors to access the Bowlus' main office, the Mary L. Martin Gallery and Creitz Recital Hall. This entrance is not handicapped accessible. Please call the Bowlus office at (620) 365-4765 and staff can provide alternate access for anyone who is unable to navigate the stairs.
The Creitz Recital Hall seats 120 guests for performance events. All seating is general admission.
Advance tickets to Bowlus Cultural Attraction Series and Creitz Recital Hall Series events may be purchased online! Guests may also call the Bowlus Office at (620) 365-4765 or visit us through the SOUTH (alley) entrance at 205 E. Madison Ave. in Iola, Kansas. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
ATTENTION: During the construction of the Fine Arts Plaza, please enter via the SOUTH (alley) doors to access the Bowlus' main office. This entrance is not handicapped accessible. Please call the Bowlus office at (620) 365-4765 and staff can provide alternate access for anyone who is unable to navigate the stairs.
Tickets purchased for Bowlus events are non-refundable. We hate to see empty seats -- so if you have purchased tickets for a Bowlus event but are unable to attend, please do one of the following:
1) Pay it forward and give your tickets away to a friend or family member!
2) Sell your tickets for the original purchase price. (You may call the Bowlus Office to confirm the purchase price.)
3) Return your tickets to the Bowlus Office or to the Box Office in the main lobby the night of the show. The Bowlus can not refund your money, but we can help find someone happy to use your ticket(s).
For tickets returned 48 hours prior to the event (or by 4:00pm the Wednesday prior to a Saturday evening show), the Bowlus will accept the tickets as a charitable contribution and provide a receipt (total to include purchase price plus sales tax paid) which can be used for tax purposes.
Iola Community Theatre tickets are now available through the Bowlus Box Office
Tickets for Iola Community Theatre (ICT) productions will go on sale 2 weeks prior to the first show date. Tickets are available for purchase online, in the Bowlus office at 205 E. Madison Avenue in Iola, or by calling (620) 365-4765. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door the night of the performance. ICT will accept only CASH or CHECK payments at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
NOTE: All tickets purchased online are available for pick-up in the Bowlus office OR at the will-call table at the ICT Warehouse before the show.
The seating chart above is for shows held at the ICT's WAREHOUSE THEATRE located at 203 S. Jefferson Ave. in Iola. Even numbered rows (200's, 400's, 600's, 800's) face the stage. Odd numbered rows (100's, 300's, 500's, 700's) require chairs to be turned around to face the stage after refreshments are served. (Shows in the ICT Warehouse Theatre include coffee/tea and dessert service prior to the show!)
There is an AISLE along the left side of the seating, and a WALL along the right side. Guests who require accessible seating should request seats along the LEFT AISLE for ease of access. (Seats 201-202, 401-402, 601-602, 801-802 are recommended.) The ICT Warehouse Theatre features 2 completely renovated restrooms which are both wheelchair accessible.
Other Users of the Bowlus
Advance tickets to events sponsored by other users of the building are available directly from the sponsoring organization. Please refer to the specific event on the BOWLUS CALENDAR for more information on purchasing tickets for other user events.
Other users include:
Allen Community College Theatre Department ( Music Department concert events are FREE)
Iola High School Theatre Department (Band/Choir/Strings concert events are FREE)
Southeast Kansas Christian Artist Series (SEKCAS)
The Iola Area Symphony Orchestra
The Studio - Yates Center Dance Studio
Supernova Dance Authority - Iola Dance Studio
Miss Chelsea's Dance Academy - Iola Dance Studio