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Dear Bowlus Patrons and Friends,

As we continue navigating these uncharted waters and continue to seek stability in our COVID 19 experience, the Bowlus is looking to welcome you back through our doors, with cautious optimism. All the while following the guidance of our local government and health officials. Please visit our new COVID 19 page which has the most up to date information on facility procedures and protocols for your future visit to the Bowlus. 

In the meantime, here are some updates on scheduled Bowlus Performances. 

Stunt Dog Experience: CANCELLED

  • It is with great regret we bring you the unfortunate news, due to the pandemic and events beyond our control, “The Stunt Dog Experience” show has officially been CANCELLED. It was a valiant effort of many in trying to bring this show in August, but given how this pandemic is affecting other venues for the tour, the tour has made the decision to cancel.

  • Due to this cancellation, all tickets, including series tickets, are eligible for a full refund of the transaction amount for the event. Series refunds will be refunded at the event level and value of your series tickets, plus sales tax.

  • The following options will be available by contacting our office by email or calling us directly at 620-365-4765 anytime Mon – Fri. 9am – 4pm:

    ·      A credit voucher, for the total transaction value of the cancelled tickets, to be used for any events taking place for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. The new season will be announced in September. The voucher is redeemable for one single transaction and any balances are not eligible for further purchases or refunds.

    ·      Donating the full value of your cancelled tickets to the Bowlus, to support our future and help see us through this difficult time.

    ·      A full refund of your transaction. If your transaction was made by credit card within the last 90 days, the refund will go directly back onto the card that was used. If it was beyond 90 days, your refund will be issued by a Bowlus Check within 14 days of canceling your tickets. If you paid by check or cash, your refund will be issued by a Bowlus Check within 14 days of canceling your tickets.

Albert Cummings: September 19, 2020

THE SHOW WILL GO ON. We have a solid commitment from Albert to come to Iola and perform his show.

Due to COVID19 and safety protocols put into place based on state and local health recommendations “Albert Cummings” date has been changed from Friday, September 18 to the new date: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19.

The change was necessary to provide an added performance in order to split the current ticket holders into two shows to accommodate social distancing in the seating area. The show will perform at 2:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm on September 19, 2020. The 7:00 pm show will take priority as the 1st show for reseating patrons.

When attending the Bowlus for public events, you will be asked to read the Bowlus terms and safety protocols for entering the venue. By entering the doors of the Bowlus, you are accepting the terms. Protocols and terms will be posted outside of all entrances and will be kept up to date on the website.

  Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet: October 2, 2020

  • This show has been frozen for new sales. Due to the tour being put on hold for the fall, the agency has reached out to us to reschedule this performance. We are currently discussing options and will have more information in the coming weeks. 

New 20-21 Season

  • We are anxious and excited to announce the new season, but we ask for your patience. The current plan is to announce the new season in September. 


Our Staff, Trustees, Commissioners, and Volunteers wish you all well. We look forward to seeing you at the Bowlus once again. 

Daniel Kays, Executive Director

  • The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is housed inside our building on the office level on the east side. It can be accessed through the east entrance.