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Sheslow Auditorium

This beautiful 775 seat facility is used for concerts, recitals, guest speakers and campus programs. When Sheslow Auditorium was renovated in 1992, 35 tons of plaster were applied to the ceiling by hand, and its striking stained glass windows restored to their original luminosity.

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Place Type

On Campus



Upcoming Events

"That's Amore!": Drake Opera Concert #1

Lyric Concert directed by Stefano Vignati as part of the Drake Opera Theater Concert Series with opera and songs from the Italian repertoire

10/18 7:30pm
Guest Recital, Toby Furr, euphonium

Toby Furr is a member of the United States Army Band

10/18 7:30pm
Drake Orchestra's fall concert

directed by Akira Mori

10/19 7:30pm
Sergei Babayan guest piano recital

part of the Edwin Earle Ferguson series

10/25 7:30pm
Brianna Dompke's student recital


10/26 5pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Kay Thornburg Reasoner

Kay Thornburg Reasoner left a positive review 6/7/2019

A wonderful evening. What a treat with such accomplished musicians!

John Peverill

John Peverill left a positive review 5/10/2019

Fabulous. DSM Civic Center,WaterWorks amphitheater, and Sylvan Theatre, Greenwoood Park material. Haven’t been in Sheslow since renovated. Magnificent. John Peverill

Alan R Koslow

Alan R Koslow left a positive review 4/28/2019

One of the best piano recital I've ever been at. A virtuoso.

Monique Rodriguez

Monique Rodriguez left a positive review 3/26/2019

Wade Davis was great!

Sheslow Auditorium

Sheslow Auditorium posted a photo 10/3/2018

Sheslow Auditorium

Sheslow Auditorium posted a photo 9/25/2018