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Clinton Area Showboat Theatre

303 Riverview Road

History :

The fall of 1988 saw the incorporation of a new nonprofit group - Clinton Area Showboat Theatre. They went to the city council and requested to lease the Showboat and to run the theatre. The summer of 1989 found CAST running the theatre. At this time the area used as a museum was converted to a shop to build sets for the theatre. Also the City of Clinton received a grant from the State of Iowa to remove the boilers and convert the front portion of the main deck to a large open room for a waiting area. In 1989 and 1990 this area was used as a rehearsal space for the Showboat Players.

The inside of the theatre finally saw some changes for the approaching summer.  With help from local businesses and volunteers, the theatre received new carpeting, new wooden flooring, and new theatre seats.  The seats were purchased from the DeWitt Opera House with Floors-to-go helping with the installation of basically everything.


Rita Garshak

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Extremely satisfied with this musical! The actors/musicians were very talented. The entire time flew by. Left us wanting more. Highly recommend buying season tickets.

Mary Simmons

Sunday, June 17, 2018
LOVE the caliber of the productions that we see at the Showboat! "Jesus Christ Superstar" was a great way to kick off the 2018 season!

Phyllis McLaughlin

Friday, May 25, 2018
I visited the Clinton Showboat box office to get my assigned seats for this season. I am so looking forward to another wonderful season aboard the Clinton Showboat Theatre .

fran cornwell

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Friendly staff, atmosphere and wonderful shows! Give it a try and you will get hooked!

Douglas Macgregor

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Interesting and a great source of culture and entertainment, on a real grounded river boat!

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