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The Englert Theater

221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3952
+1 319-688-2653
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Great Venue!!

A great historic venue with great shows at reasonable prices. Nicely remodeled and equipped with a... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Iowa City, Iowa
Was ok...

So this was a BEAUTIFUL place. However, we weren't warned about construction, the box office was... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great venue” (9 reviews)
“great shows” (2 reviews)
“second row” (2 reviews)
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221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3952
+1 319-688-2653
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Reviewed 17 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 5 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 26 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 14 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
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Caught a comedy show here during the Mission Creek Festival. I loved the theater—from the old marquee sign, to the doorman opening the door with a warm welcome, the seating, lighting and the option to buy drinks. Would love to visit again!

Thank hymay
Reviewed 15 March 2016

My wife and I have attended a wide range of musical performances here. The Englert's decor and ambiance are elegant, and the venue is a perfect medium size for viewing both large and small groups. Management has done a nice job of booking top-drawer musicians....More

Thank John K
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The Englert is an Iowa City staple, attracting some big names to the community. I was here for Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet the other night and was impressed as always. The sound quality was great and the staff were helpful and friendly. Drink...More

Thank YourTravelPath
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We saw the Irish musical group Gaelic Storm at the Englert Theatre. We knew the music was going to be great but the theatre itself was fantastic. Everyone was so friendly, from the doorman to the concession attendants. Sightlines were terrific. We sat in the...More

Thank Jesse E
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