The play’s the thing . . . and Iowa City and its surrounding area has a number of local venues for you to watch—or get involved with live theater. Whether it’s your (or your child’s) preference to be on the stage or part of the audience, here is information to get you to the theater.
Guide to Iowa City Area Live Theaters
Iowa City Community Theatre (ICCT) is the longest running live theater in Iowa City. It is known for producing popular plays and musicals.
Address: 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE, Iowa City (The Johnson County Fairgrounds)
Its mission: To present professional caliber theatrical productions and events that provide education, enrichment, and enlightenment to the public.
Address: Performances at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville
Dreamwell is a theatre that creates innovative, fresh and provocative experiences that challenge audiences and actors while giving all members of the community an opportunity to grow and develop artistically.
Address: Most shows are produced at 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City
Email: [email protected]
Willow Creek Theatre Company
Willow Creek Theatre Company is a newer theatre committed to raising the bar for ethical working conditions for the area’s professional performing artists. It offers paid opportunities for a wide variety of acts including (but not limited to) comedians, musicians, and full scale theatrical productions. Allowing audiences to know their ticket supports the artists they enjoy as much as the art they love.
Since its founding, the company has been dedicated to performing high-quality, live professional theatre for audiences of all ages and interests, and offers a wide variety of plays each season. The Old Creamery is proud to be the oldest professional theatre company in the state of Iowa.
Address: 39 38th Avenue, Amana
Young Footliters is a program of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts offering kindergarten through 12th graders:
- Fun, creative, and educational theater arts opportunities in a safe, positive, and professional environment
- Quality productions and classes that promote responsibility, confidence, leadership, cooperation, and arts appreciation
Address: Most performances at Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville. Tickets at coralvillearts.org
Combined Efforts is a visual and performing arts company with a mission of artistic excellence through purposeful collaboration between artists with and without disabilities.
Address: Performances in various locations, including Johnson County Fairgrounds, City High School, and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Touring National Shows in the Iowa City Area
The mission of The Englert Theatre is to own, maintain, and operate The Englert Theatre as a community arts center and performance space, enhancing the vitality of Iowa City’s historic downtown by preserving its last historic theater.
Address: 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City
Address: 141 E. Park Road, Iowa City
Hancher supports The University of Iowa’s mission of teaching, research, and service by presenting the world’s finest performing artists; developing, engaging, and enlightening audiences; initiating and supporting the creation of new works; and providing artistic, educational, technical, human, and physical resources to the University and the people of Iowa.