Lovers of dance, movement, theatre and more – Iowa City’s curious communities will leave you standing in applause. History and talent combine inside many of the area’s facilities. Hancher Auditorium, a beautiful new facility replacing the original flood-damaged building, welcomes professional performers from all over the world. Riverside Theatre, Iowa City’s resident professional theatre company, produces classics and contemporary pieces, as well as Shakespeare Theatre performances held on an outdoor stage June through July. Our locals have talent and it can be seen at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts as it hosts musicals and plays by area performance groups, concerts and recitals, and local dance productions.