We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 221 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone Number: (319) 688-2653
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
englert theater

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
susanm1962
,
Iowa City, Iowa
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Iowa City, Iowa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wainscott, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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,

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wilcox
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rapid City, South Dakota
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
32 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Marion, Iowa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iowa City, IA, USA
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Iowa City, Iowa
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
60 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It took a lot of money to restore this theater, and it's now a venue for a variety of live performances as well as film. We were there earlier this month to see Arlo Guthrie. Acoustics are good (we were seated on the aisle near the back), there's a doorman to give a retro touch, all in all a pleasant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Englert Theater also viewed

 

Been to The Englert Theater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Englert Theater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?