Englert Theatre in Iowa City, Iowa, is a splendidly renovated vaudeville-era playhouse which in its modern incarnation is both a community arts center and 725-seat performance venue. It is owned and operated year around by an active local non-profit, Englert Civic Theatre, which is dedicated to the long-term preservation and operation of the facility. It is governed by a 25-member board which widely represents the community and its arts scene.
Today's Englert at 221 Washington Street is an exciting home to the visual, studio, and performing arts in the historic heart of the community.
During each year, its grand modern stage presents an exceptional variety of productions, including live music, comedy, dance, plays, lectures, film screenings, civic events, public and private ceremonies such as awards and anniversary celebrations, and more.
Nationally known touring artists, as well as talented local artists and community performing groups, all find a turn at being featured on the Englert stage. The Englert, indeed, lives on as a legitimate theater!
Read more about Englert Theatre: . . . Performances At Englert Theatre -- Both Then and Now, . . . Majestic Ceremonies Mark Early Englert Theatre History, . . . Original Englert Theatre Cost $1.5 Million in 2012 Dollars, . . . Plentiful Companion Movie Houses in Downtown Iowa City, . . . Englert Family in Iowa City From Pioneer Years Forward, . . . A Prominent Iowa City Predecessor: Coldren Opera House, . . . Also See List, Englert Website, and Sources For This Article
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Summer is changed to winter, the young grow old
The air is full of children, statues, roofs
And snow. The theatre is spinning round,
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—Wallace Stevens (18791955)