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Circa 21

1828 3rd. Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201
309-786-7733
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Rock Island
Type: Dinner Theaters
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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

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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