Adler Theatre

The Adler preserves the grandeur of an era gone by...treasured by performers and patrons alike. The beautifully restored 2,400 seat Adler Theatre continues to host celebrity headliners, Broadway greats, comedians, dance and symphony performances where the proud tradition of quality, live entertainment lives on.

 

Adler Theatre

136 East 3rd Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52801
563-326-8500
www.adlertheatre.com

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Overview

Built in 1931, the Adler Theatre began life as the Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO), Iowa’s largest and most opulent movie palace.  The RKO premiered all of Hollywood’s major releases and hosted vaudeville and stage performances. 

In 1984, the Adler Theatre was painstakingly renovated to retain the ambience and charm of the original theatre- from the acoustics, to the original lights and chandeliers in the Grand Lobby, to the one-of-a-kind carpeting.  When the renovation was completed in 1986, the theatre was renamed in honor of the Adler family, local publishers whose newspapers made significant contributions toward the project. 

In 2005-06 behind-the-scenes elements were enhanced to accommodate the requirements of today’s touring productions.  These renovations include an increase in critical stage and storage space, enhancement of the sound system, relocation of dressing rooms, installation of a new freight elevator, improvement of lighting and rigging capabilities and replacement of the heating and cooling system. 

Today, the beautifully restored 2,400 seat Adler Theatre continues to host celebrity headliners, Broadway greats, comedians, dance and symphony performances where the proud tradition of quality, live entertainment lives on.

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