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Location and info


Located  just a few blocks north of downtown Iowa City (map) , the Gilbert Street space is an intimate, 118-seat modified black box theatre. Riverside produces a full season of plays from September to April plus a summer season.

  • Curtain: Thursday-Saturday:  7:30 pm. 
    Sunday matinees: 2:00 pm.

  • Parking: Metered lot (free after 6:00 pm and on Sundays) is located behind the theatre; enter from Market Street. Limited street parking is also available.
  • Eating: A selection of restaurants and cafes are within walking distance of the Gilbert Street theatre. 
  • Accessibility: Our facility is wheelchair friendly (contact our Box Office for further information or seating requests.) Hearing augmentation units, provided by the Old Capital Sertoma Club, are available for checkout at the Gilbert Street Box Office..
  • Sales & Exchanges: All sales are final. No refunds are available but returned tickets may qualify as a tax deductible donation if returned to the Box Office at least 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets may be exchanged (for the same production only) by contacting the Box Office at least 24 hours in advance of the performance. Riverside Theatre does not cancel or reschedule performances due to inclement weather.
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