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Circa 21

1828 3rd. Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201
309-786-7733
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Rock Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Dinner Theaters
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy dinner & a show, the fact they are available for afternoon matnee is nice also. The add on next door, The Speakeasy has a wonderful venue and makes for wonderful date nights, girls night, or anything in between.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've had season tickets to Circa21 for at least five years and I've seldom been disappointed. The buffet is not gourmet, but is usually good, and always has enough choices to provide a good meal. The bootleggers are endearing and their performances are always rousing. The productions are limited by a small stage, but the scenery is always creative, the... More

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Rock Island, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Went to Circa for a Sunday evening show. Same price as usual $98 for two. No Bootlegger show, the worst service ever received, and the food was horrid. The show may have been acceptable, but because of the lack of service and the food, we left early, utterly disgusted. A letter was sent to Circa about the experience and they... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went to Circa 21 last night. It was the worst experience I have ever had there. The tilapia fish was cold - the turtle cheesecake was awful (I've had better from Sams) The bootleggers didn't perform a preshow. the "play" consisted to 1 actor and 1 actress who told people about dating mating and marriage ideas they read from books.... More

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Andalusia, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We had planned on skipping Circa this year but noticed that "A Christmas Story" was showing so we had to go. Show was fantastic! Actors were great! Staff works hard and enjoys what they do. Food was good for buffet and desert was delicious. Venue is still one of the best around. If you haven't gone to Circa 21 you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I enjoyed a Friday night performance by the Manny Lopez Big Band, six horns, five reeds, bass, drums, and guitar. Accomplished musicians played WWII era songs in honor of Veteran's Day. A mostly senior crowd was appreciative. Speakeasy seating is on one level with table service. Drinks and bar type meals are available, it looked like pizza was popular. With... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Circa 21 is a popular and probably one of (if not the only) top notch dinner theaters in the Quad Cities area. Just saw a production of "A Christmas Story," and it's definitely worth the trip over the river and through the woods. The theater itself is a circa 1921 (hence, the name) space with all the ornate decor and... More

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Kohler, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

As we all know, sometimes looks are deceiving....that was our experience while visiting Rock Island/Le Claire Iowa. We were so disappointed with the area that we regretted wasting 1/2 of our vacation here. However, we went to a performance of "What my mother taught me" at Circa 21 and had a wonderful evening. It was the one thing that made... More

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Calamus, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have been to the Circa 21 many times over the years and have never been let down when looking for an evening of entertainment. The buffet style food is very good although not much selection. The waiters, also actors, are always very entertaining and friendly. The seating is great anyplace you sit and it is a very cozy atmosphere.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Dinner theatre that has been in this area for years. Why? Because they have been able to respond to their audiences tastes and consistently provide quality entertainment and food! Special events from time to time as well. Good entertainment in an intimate setting.

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