Professional actors. Professional productions.


Riverside Theatre

Our Mission...

Riverside Theatre is a professional theatre that connects artists and audiences through intimate, engaging, and provocative productions from the classics to new works, and provides an artistic home for regional theatre professionals.

In Brief...

Riverside Theatre was founded by Ron Clark, Jody Hovland and Bruce Wheaton in 1981 and is now in its 35th season.

From September through April we produce a full season of work at our theatre on Gilbert Street. In June and July, we produce a summer season centered around the classics.

We are affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States, employing actors and designers from all over the country and provide housing, salary, and transportation to visiting actors and directors during their employment at Riverside.

As a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, we’re largely supported by contributors—50% of our income comes from contributions and sponsorships. We employ a year-round staff of seven, and within each season we employ over 100 artists. Riverside Theatre is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Photo Gallery   

Production history

Buy Tickets Here
  • Tell your friends!

    Connect with us via Facebook!
    Learn more »
    Follow us on Twitter!
    Learn more »
    See us on Flickr!
    Learn more»

  • Work here.

    Find out about auditions, open staff positions & other opportunities.
    Learn more »

  • Donate!

    Support Riverside Theatre with a tax-deductible gift — every gift helps.
    Learn more »

  • Save on tickets.

    Be a Riverdog and save on the Gilbert St. season!
    Learn more »

Powered by Markup Factory Content Management System Cramer Development offers Web Design in Iowa City