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The Englert Theater

221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3952
+1 319-688-2653
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An oasis

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

Reviewed 9 July 2014
James W
Iowa City, Iowa
Went to a play/concert here

Very well done. The actors and musicians had you on the edge of your seat. Truly gifted musicians... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2014
Jean H
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3952
+1 319-688-2653
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

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

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 24 June 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

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 29 May 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...More

Thank EdQ528
Reviewed 13 September 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.

1  Thank Coby S
Reviewed 4 September 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...More

Thank Freddy62
Reviewed 7 August 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.

2  Thank J E
Reviewed 29 July 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...More

1  Thank Solotravel-lover
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Big and small names come here. Since it is a small theater, most seats are pretty good. Beer and wine are for sale in the lobby. Nice historic theater.

Thank iowahome
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Great venue to see live music you can't see everywhere The doorman is an asset, and part of the whole englert experience.

Thank tdog20
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The acoustics are better here than lots of places that have concerts in the area. It is intimate and there are not bad seats really.

Thank GailCheryl
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