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The Englert Theater

221 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 688-2653
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Iowa City
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Iowa City, Iowa
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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.

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Wainscott, New York
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

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Davenport, Iowa, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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,

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Iowa City, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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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

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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140 reviews 140 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

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.

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Marion, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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Iowa City, IA, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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55 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 

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