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Every show I have seen here is worth the money

This is a small venue stage. Everyone has a good view of the show and each has been an audience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jerry J
Excellent family entertainment

Loved the new show! This is the 2nd show we’ve seen in this venue and we loved both of them. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Located in the heart of Downtown Gatlinburg, the Iris Theater is the place to go for shows and entertainment in Gatlinburg. At the Iris Theater you will experience the funniest shows, the most eye-popping performances, and most importantly, the...more
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Inside Gatlinburg Space Needle, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small venue stage. Everyone has a good view of the show and each has been an audience participation event. Very memorable!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the new show! This is the 2nd show we’ve seen in this venue and we loved both of them. The setting is very intimate. Our kids absolutely loved the magic show.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 133mindyb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw Eric Dobell for a NYE show. The Iris Theater is located at the back of the arcade at the Space Needle - we thought this was a little strange, like it's an afterthought, but really enjoyed the intimacy of a small venue. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

I bought tickets on Groupon to see the show because my kids love magic. We have been to several shows over the years and this is one of the best! We adored Eric! My kids are still talking about it over a week later. This...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful show. Very much recommend. Glad my wife and I attended. Great show. This is located at the base of the space Needle, in the back far left corner, pass the arcade games.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

My husband and I were on a getaway vacation and decided to go to the "Impossibilities - Magic, Mindreading & Mayhem" show at the Iris Theater not knowing what to expect. We were not disappointed. Erik Dobell, the magician, was engaging and put on a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandra S
Reviewed July 23, 2018

There's nothing better than an intimate (ok...small) theater for a magic show. This is our second show at the Iris theater and it will be first on our list the next time we're in town. Our family made up most of the audience, but they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RonPlymouthMi
Reviewed May 10, 2018

This theater offers The Impossibiities, a mentalist and magician show. The theater is small, 100'ish seats. You are within touching distance of the stage. We had seen these two on America's Got Talent and were excited to see them in person. Only one showed up:...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lynn B
Reviewed March 5, 2018

When me and my husband walked up to the arcade where the theater is located..yes arcade...we were like oh no this is going to be bad. But dont let the location fool you. What a cute little theater it was in the back of this...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to see the show for our anniversary. It was amazing! I got to be a part of the show which was super cool! He told me to think of a year and I was thinking 2010. He got it and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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EmilyV86
Columbus, Ohio
Headcase with Bill Gladwell Tickets (3 Replies)
My family and I will be traveling to Gatlinburg, TN to celebrate my parents 33rd wedding anniversary. We have heard great things about this show and were hoping to go see it on my parents anniversary, Friday, June 14, 2013. However, we just tried to purchase tickets and they are already sold out!! Does any one know if there is another place where we can get tickets to the show on that night?? We checked Bill Gladwell's site as well as the Iris Theater's site. Please let me know if you know if...More
May 17, 2013|
Response fromeimmik|
Try contacting them directly to see if they can help out- 888-482-3330E-mail: info@BillGladwell.com
CrazyHouse
Alabama
Iris theater shows (0 Replies)
Has anybody seen either the mentalist or the Brit of magic show at the iris theater at the space needle? Love to hear what you think.
July 15, 2014|
cattailgal
jc tenn
Iris theater parking? (2 Replies)
Is it difficult to find parking at the Iris theater at night (Mentalist show)? What about driving back to PF at night - is the traffic awful? TIA, KC
June 14, 2014|
Response fromAllison A|
I had to look up the Iris Theater because I've never heard of it. I hope I am correct that it is in the building directly under the space needle. If so, there's plenty of pay parking lots throughout town and I wouldn't think you would have trouble finding a spot. As far as the drive back, I can't really help with that because we only vacation in the Smokies in the winter, and the traffic situation is totally different then.