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The Englert Theater

221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3952
+1 319-688-2653
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This venue is a gem! It was restored from a movie theater which had divided it in half. A group of... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Iowa City, Iowa
via mobile
Great value, great show

I got second row tickets to a show for waaay less than I ever would have imagined. We saw a... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Jason R
via mobile
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221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3952
+1 319-688-2653
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This venue is a gem! It was restored from a movie theater which had divided it in half. A group of citizens conducted fundraising to purchase and get it running. It was on it's way to becoming another bar. So go! There are various performances;...More

Thank ktmck1
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I got second row tickets to a show for waaay less than I ever would have imagined. We saw a nationally touring comedian and really enjoyed the show. The theater itself is a neat place. The parking ramp is two blocks east and it's in...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Englert theater has been in Iowa City for decades first as a movie theater then it became a great venue for many other local events hosting a variety of shows and local gatherings, and celebrations such as The Annual Iowa City Human Rights Commission's...More

Thank 307seascape
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a wonderful theater. It hosts: musical guests of national renown; university events; lectures; and, more. If you travel to Iowa City you should always check for shows at the theater.

Thank James W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great historic venue with great shows at reasonable prices. Nicely remodeled and equipped with a good sound system. A Must See!

Thank ajottmar
Reviewed 6 October 2016

So this was a BEAUTIFUL place. However, we weren't warned about construction, the box office was only open like 25 minutes before curtain, and the doors only opened like 15 minutes before curtain. So people were still being ushered in at 7:15, so we didn't...More

Thank keviefriend
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Englert Theater is a classic theater from, say, the 20s, with beautiful neon signage. Much like the famous Tower Theater in Sacramento. The seats are comfortable and have been refurbished. Also, because the Englert is in Iowa City, the home of the University of...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I could only give a shining review because I saw Stephen King here and had a blast! The theater seats around 700 people and I hear not a bad seat. We were in the fourth row and could not see people in balcony at all...More

Thank Becki C
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We drove to Iowa City to see Stephen King at the Englert Theater. We stood in line outside for about an hour and a half in 100 degree heat before the doors opened. The ushers and security walked up and down the line handing out...More

Thank SherriandBrandon
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Historic theater in Iowa city. It has been carefully restored to its mid 20th century state and hosts national and local acts. A dedicated staff and volunteers strongly promote local arts, local artists, and encourage kids to be involved in the arts. We've seen rock,...More

Thank Charles S
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