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Address: 221 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone Number: (319) 688-2653
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Nutcracker at The Englert

What a great venue for this amazing show. This was our first time and it was just lovely. The dancers, the costumes, and the stage were so professional. The live orchestra and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

What a great venue for this amazing show. This was our first time and it was just lovely. The dancers, the costumes, and the stage were so professional. The live orchestra and children's choir were a bonus!

Thank kidsmom1999
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Have been here many times since it was renovated and love it every time. Awesome community landmark, beautiful vintage remodel.

Thank ldeninge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

One of my favorite places to experience a concert. There really isn't a bad seat in the house. The staff is great too.

Thank phillip s
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Saw Rickie Lee Jones on July 31 with my bride. Very nice venue, excellent acoustics, comfortable seats and a feeling of intimacy. Really enjoyed it! Will be going back in October.

Thank Scott W
Iowa City, Iowa
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our favorite place in Iowa City to see a show. It's small enough to be intimate, but large enough to be able to get tickets for a show. The arts scene in IC is flourishing, with top performers coming to the area on a regular basis. You have to keep yourself updated though, so much going on, you have to... More 

Thank TravelMamaCafe
Iowa City, Iowa
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99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Englert survives on its reputation and the fact that it used to be a central part of Iowa City life. Since being rescued by a community effort it has become hit and miss, with some excellent acts attracted there (Hugh Laurie). and a lot of specific dross aimed at clique audiences. It puts on the usual Xmas stuff (Nutcracker)... More 

1 Thank Steve D
Iowa City, Iowa
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90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Have been to the historical Englert many times for various types of entertainment. Love the venue! It is a beautiful building. I love that they have a nice selection of adult beverages available during intermission.

Thank darlinH
Davenport, Iowa
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164 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 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 

Thank dmarkiowa
Iowa City, Iowa
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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.

2 Thank susanm1962
Wainscott, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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

Thank abt2000

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