Riverside Theatre is a professional theatre that connects artists and audiences through intimate, engaging productions from the classics to new works, and provides an artistic home for regional theatre professionals.
Riverside Theatre was founded by Ron Clark, Jody Hovland and Bruce Wheaton in 1981. Our 2010-11 Gilbert Street season marked 30 years of presenting live theatre in Iowa City. 2011 marked the 12th season of the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival.As a professional theatre company, we are affiliated with Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
We employ actors from all over the country and provide housing, salary and transportation to visiting actors and directors during their employment at Riverside.