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Address: 221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3952
Phone Number: +1 319-688-2653
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Quirky old theater

We saw Shovels and Rope, with two opening acts during the Mission Creek festival. Ticket policy of charging a fee for any type of ticket delivery, including Will Call, and not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 April 2015
dmarkiowa
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Davenport, Iowa
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Davenport, Iowa
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We saw Shovels and Rope, with two opening acts during the Mission Creek festival. Ticket policy of charging a fee for any type of ticket delivery, including Will Call, and not offering a print your own offering was strange. But then having the weirdly uniformed doorman, and not opening the doors till 7:20ish, when advertised the doors open at 7... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

I love the Englert Theater for it's charming atmosphere and amazing performances. I highly recommend seeing a show a the Englert if you are visiting Iowa City.

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Wainscott, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Saw Seum Kuti and Egypt 8-. Small seating capacity so every seat is a great one. Audience could get up and dance. Comfortable and fun

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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Old movie house updated but has a lot of original features. Also entertaining. Great place for couples, but small children would be board not the kind of entertainment they would enjoy,

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

A cultural oasis. Varied programming; excellent artists. Take a look at the web site for upcoming events.

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Wilcox
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Very well done. The actors and musicians had you on the edge of your seat. Truly gifted musicians and actors. Definitely worth your time to see

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Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

My wife and I saw a comedy act here. The theater is over 100 years old, but it's been updated. The decor and the theater in general is pretty basic. There wasn't an actual bar to order drinks. It was two ladies standing behind a table with a copy of buckets full of beer and wine selling over-priced drinks and... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

Saw Mike Birbiglia here last fall, what a great space! We were in the second row, but the theater is laid out in such a way that there isn't a bad seat. Beautiful old venue with friendly and courteous staff.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Went to a concert here....after reading the other reviews that this venue was recently renovated, I was shocked! I was thinking it was in need of a renovation! It has an old worn out look to it.... maybe that was the intent? Anyway, the concert was great, and the accoustics were very good - although that may have been because... More 

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Iowa City, IA, USA
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

The Englert is over 100 years old and now because of the restoration home to a number of musical and theatrical events. The size of the theatre makes for an intimate atmosphere and enjoyment of any production.

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