Did you know...
...that when you come to a show at Riverside Theatre on Gilbert Street you can purchase wine, beer, soda or water and take them into the show with you. You can buy cookies too, but you have to eat them before you go into the theatre. :)
...casual or formal dress is perfectly appropriate. A pair of jeans and a t-shirt or an excellent dress or suit are equally loved and worn at our theatre.
...Riverside Theatre on Gilbert Street seats 118 people. Every seat in the house is a good seat for watching live theatre.
...we are a professional theatre. Actors and staff are paid for their performances and work in the regular season shows. Sometimes we have volunteers for our one-night only special readings and our ushers are wonderful volunteers as well.
...actors, designers and stage managers can be local talent or out-of-state guest artists.
...some Sundays after a show we have a post-performance talk-back with the audience and actors. Before some of our shows open we also have a Thursday Theatre Talk hosted by Miriam Gilbert, Department of English, and a special guest.
...audience members range from people that have never seen a live show to patrons that have been coming to every show for years. Live theatre is like the movies- there is something for everyone- except in live theatre the actors are on the stage performing personally for you!
...each show gets a great team of professional designers, crew and an excellent tech director who create sets, lighting, costumes and props specific for each play.
Call with questions about tickets, special seating or if you want to know more about a show: 319-338-7672. Tickets also available online or at the theatre one hour before each show (if the performance is not sold out!).