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Circa 21

1828 3rd. Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201
309-786-7733
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Rock Island
Type: Dinner Theaters
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MN
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is at least the 4th time my husband and i have been to the Circa 21 Theater, we are from MN or would go more often, but go when we are in the area. This production was "Funny, You Don't Look Like A Grandmother" and it was a delight. It is a musical comedy that shows how Grandmas have... More

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Frankfort, il, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a dinner playhouse. The dinner is a buffet style, and was ok. Not much of a verity. The performance was excellent. The waiters and waitresses do a 15-minute pre-show singing songs from the 50's, 60's and 70's. They were known as the Bootleggers. They were very good. The show we saw was: "Funny, you don't look like a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The theater is wonderful to see--but you get to enjoy a Theater Production after enjoying a great meal in lovely Quaint Surroundings , Great Shows of all types-comedey's, Musicals, & more. Prices are very reasonable for the meal, show & ambiance.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I recently saw Fiddler on the Roof here and was impressed by the level of talent. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. It was well done. I have been to nearly every major theater venue in Chicago and have enjoyed New York theater as well and Circa 21 holds its own when you compare to those major cities. Circa is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is another QC must visit place. The shows here are phenomenal. We've been to half a dozen since moving here and all have been above and beyond what we expected. The building itself is also pretty amazing, from the exterior architecture to the interior of the theater. The one downfall that they have is food quality. As it... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

One of the better places I've been for a dinner theater. The wait staff do an excellent job of seeing to your needs.

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Chicago suburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our group went to Circa 21 to see "Fiddler on the Roof" and we were not disappointed. Ticket prices include a delicious buffet dinner, which is served before the show. Drink and dessert orders were taken by a very efficient group of "bootleggers" who also entertained with some pre-show music. As a local theatre, Rock Island has much to be... More

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Green Valley, AZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visiting family in Clinton, IA who bought tickets for the show "Fiddler on the Roof" to entertain us on a Sunday afternoon. It begins with drinks and salad or soup served by "bootleggers," who are actually wait staff who sing the intro show and have parts in the play/musical. We then go to the buffet with several choices of mixed... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Thank You! Circa21 Dinner Playhouse downtown Rock Island, Il. Chicago Oak Oakook watch out, GREAT! buffet dinner thanks Chef Tony, great on-site prep. Very good peas, tilapia, stuffed pork. to our excellent bootlegger server Sara.. thanks.....Special thanks to Leann bartender excellent for the perfect dirty gin martini. Now on to the show...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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