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“Went to a play/concert here”

The Englert Theater
Ranked #7 of 29 things to do in Iowa City
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Wilcox
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Went to a play/concert here”
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

Visited June 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice old theater”
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 table with a copy of buckets full of beer and wine selling over-priced drinks and accepting only cash. The venue is small (i.e. intimate) and location in the heart of downtown Iowa City are big pluses. Overall, the theater was fine for a small comedy show.

Visited May 2014
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Level 6 Contributor
469 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Great intimate venue”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Sun City West, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice concert venue”
Reviewed 3 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 was great, and the accoustics were very good - although that may have been because for a change, the volume was not blaringly loud. The seats were comfortable, but I thought the leg room was lacking - at least in the balcony where we sat. All in all, though, it was fine. No real complaints.

Visited August 2013
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Iowa City, IA, USA
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Restored Theatre”
Reviewed 6 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.

Visited October 2012
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