The Englert Civic Theatre is successful because of our volunteers - people committed to seeing the Englert, a true community effort, thrive.
The theatre serves as a community arts center and performing space for more reasons than just those that appear on stage. It is a civic theatre because of the generous community members that give their time, smarts, skills and effort to keep it running smoothly.
Englert volunteers help in many ways. They serve at Englert events as ushers, ticket-takers, and concessions-sellers. They help out with facility maintenance and handy work. They assist with administrative duties and lend a hand in the box office, all with a smile.
Become an Englert volunteer!
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator:
(319) 688-2653 ext. 109
221 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
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 down town by preserving its last historic theater.
The Englert Theatre will provide diverse programming, educational opportunities and exposure to the performing and visual arts. Our focus is on highlighting the talents of local performers, artists and ensembles as well as hosting regional, national and international touring performances.
Our volunteers had these things to say about volunteering at the Englert:
-“Volunteering allows me to contribute to the community and to the theatre. The cultural opportunities available are endless. As a retired teacher I enjoy ushering at the children’s programs and encourage parents to support these quality programs.” Hyla Boelman
-“Volunteering at the Englert allows me to … support a theatre venue, feed my love of attending theater, musical and children’s performances/entertainment, meet new people – all interesting and enjoyable, and come to downtown Iowa City.”
-“I’ve been involved as an Englert volunteer usher since Feburary and have found it to be an enjoyable experience with the side benefit of enjoying the shows with the audience. I encourage other people to get involved. The staff helps make the experience an easy task.” Bob Boelman, Coralville
-“I volunteer at the Englert because it helps out my community, gets new and old performers in to Iowa City and lets me meet new people. I really enjoy seeing the different types of people who come to the Englert.”
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