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The Englert Theater

221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3952
+1 319-688-2653
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A Gem

Not only is the Englert a great venue but the whole operation is a class act. We've been members... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dogan D
Davenport, Iowa
Wonderful old theater with great performances.

Great local theater with both local and touring acts. Comfortable, on the pedestrian mall, lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Iowa City, Iowa
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221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3952
+1 319-688-2653
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is the Englert a great venue but the whole operation is a class act. We've been members for many years and have enjoyed many concerts there. Good acoustics, friendly staff and an intimate setting for all kinds of performances.

Thank Dogan D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great local theater with both local and touring acts. Comfortable, on the pedestrian mall, lots of good restaurants and shops around it.

Thank Captivian
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I recently saw a concert at The Englert Theater. It is truly a beautiful old theater that has been transformed into a good, intimate place to see a concert or play. Due to it's size (or lack there of), there is really not a bad...More

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
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