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Riverside Theatre, Iowa City
213 N. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

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Box Office Hours
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (After Memorial Day Box Office Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
The Festival Stage Box Office is open 90 minutes prior to any performance.
To Reach The Box Office
Call 319-338-7672 or email

During June/July…
Riverside Theatre Festival
Performances take place at the Riverside Theatre Festival Stage, West High Auditorium.
Tickets available through the Box Office (in-person and by phone) and online.
Tickets may also be purchased at the Festival Stage Box Office at West High Auditorium, Iowa City, open 90 minutes before each performance during the summer season.

Accessibility in our Theatres
To reserve Handicap Accessible Seating call the Box Office: 319-338-7672.
For any other special seating requests, please call the Box Office to order tickets and discuss options available at each facility. The House Manager will also be available at the performance to offer additional assistance.
Payment Accepted
Tickets may be purchased online using Visa or MasterCard. The Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard, personal check or cash.
Will Call
Will Call tickets will be available for pickup the day of the show, 90 minutes prior to curtain at the facility where the performance will take place. Please call the Box Office at 319-338-7672 if other arrangements need to be made.

Riverside Festival Stage
The Riverside Festival Stage is located in West High Auditorium, 2901 Melrose Ave, Iowa City.
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Riverside Theatre
Riverside Theatre is located at 213 N. Gilbert St. in Iowa City, just north of the intersection of Gilbert and Market streets by John's Grocery.
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From Interstate 80 To Gilbert Street Stage
Take exit 244 (Dubuque Street) and go south. Turn left at the stoplight onto Church Street, and then right onto Gilbert Street. Riverside Theatre will be on your right side.

From US 218 To Gilbert Street Stage
Take the Riverside Drive exit off of 218 and then turn right onto Highway 1. Hwy 1 will turn into Hwy 6. At the stoplight by Hills Bank turn left onto Gilbert Street. Riverside Theatre will be on your left just after the Market Street stoplight.


Riverside Festival Stage: Iowa City’s West High has abundant free parking. Handicapped parking spaces are available near the front of the West High Auditorium entrance.

Riverside Theatre: A metered parking lot is located behind the Gilbert Street theatre - enter from Market Street. Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood. For the Shakespeare Festival, parking is available in City Park.

Venue Rules
Photography and recording of any kind are strictly forbidden at all Riverside Theatre performances. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager when there is an appropriate scene or act break. For some productions, late seating is not available.