Sometimes, all the city's a stage


Although Iowa City may seem like a small town at first, the theater scene in this town is very popular. With an event happening every weekend throughout the year, you will never be short of your theatrical fill. 

The University of Iowa Theater Department is known for having four different types of shows: Mainstage, Gallery, Workshop, and Readings. There are five Mainstage productions each year. With a commitment to new works, the departments tries to showcase as many new works as possible throughout the year, whether it be a Mainstage show or a reading. Tickets for students are $5 for a Mainstage production and free for all other productions. 

Location: UI Theater Building

The Englert, in downtown Iowa City, offers hundreds of performances throughout the year including plays, concerts, musicals, lectures, and various other events. The theater is also known to broadcast National Theatre Live and the Bolshoi Ballet, giving Iowa City audiences the chance to view taped performances from London and Russia. 

Location: 221 E. Washington St. 

Riverside Theater, a nonprofit theater located on the North Side, puts on around seven shows throughout the year. Ranging from new works to Broadway plays, Riverside focuses on Actors Equity Association members and bringing professionals into Iowa City. Riverside offers a Student Rush ticket for $20, available 20 minutes before curtain for any unsold tickets. Buying tickets varies in price. 

Location: Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert St. 

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is a large venue located, obviously, in Coralville. The center puts on various productions throughout the year, ranging from operas to musicals to plays, as well as concerts. The facility is one of the newest theaters in the area, opening in August 2011. Tickets prices range depending on the event and the seat chosen. 

Location: Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 Fifth St.

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