Make a night of it at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City!
Downtown Iowa City is home to many wonderful restaurants and locally-owned specialty stores. We hope you will spend some time enjoying all that our downtown has to offer before or after visiting the Englert!
Dining & Accommodations
Downtown Iowa City is home to dozens of unique restaurants within walking distance of the Englert. The Sheraton Hotel and hotelVetro are located only one block away. Click here for more information about downtown Iowa City.
Visit Englert Eateries
When planning your evening downtown, please keep our Englert Eateries in mind. We have partnered with several Iowa City restaurants to highlight the finest downtown has to offer. Better yet, a donation of $100 or more gets you a $25 Englert Eatery Gift Certificate. Please consider a donation to help support both the Englert and your favorite restaurant!
- The Brown Bottle (Italian)
- Trumpet Blossom (Vegan)
- El Banditos (Mexican)
- Clinton Street Social Club (Speakeasy & gastropub)
- Devotay (Spanish tapas)
- 126 (French American Bistro)
- Hearth (Eclectic mix from all over the globe)
- Share (Wine lounge & small plate bistro)
- Takanami (Sushi)
The Englert Theatre is located at 221 East Washington Street, in the heart of downtown Iowa City.
If you are driving from out of town, the easiest way to find the theater is to make your way to Interstate 80, heading toward Iowa City:
- Take the Dubuque Street exit #244, south.
- Continue south on Dubuque Street (approximately 2 miles) until you cannot go any further
- (a “T” intersection with Washington Street).
- Turn east (left) onto Washington Street.
- The Englert is half a block down on your right.
Limited street parking is available in front of the building. Several parking ramps are conveniently located just a short walk away.
Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp—460 E. Washington Street
(parking free after 6pm)
Washington & Gilbert Street.
Tower Place & Parking—351 Iowa Avenue
Iowa Avenue & Dubuque Street
Dubuque Street Ramp—280 S. Dubuque Street
Dubuque Street and Burlington Street, near Sheraton and hotelVetro
Capitol Street Ramp—253 S. Clinton Street
Clinton Street & Burlington Street
Downtown District Gift Card
Iowa City Downtown District gift cards are available for purchase at the Englert. Give the gift of Downtown Iowa City with cards in $5 through $500 denominations that can be redeemed at any business currently participating in the Downtown Iowa City Gift Card program (including the Englert!).
FREE Theater Tours
Free tours of the historic theatre are available for groups or individuals.
Please call in advance to set up a time and we will be happy to show you around.
Tori Morgensai, Production Manager