Formerly the Orpheum theater built in 1926 has had historical significance to the community. The theatre was renamed the Adler Theatre in 1981 when it underwent a huge restoration. It now is a wonderful place to see great entertainment in Davenport.
The massive renovation of the Adler Theatre began in 1984 and continued for two years. The building was essentially gutted and then restored to its former Art Deco elegance. Original crystal and glass chandeliers were restored. Original seats were rebuilt, reupholstered and their hand-painted side panels were restored. Also, new carpeting was reproduced in England using a roll of the original floral woolen carpeting found during remodeling. The rebirth of the Orpheum into the magnificent Adler Theatre was finally a reality with the Adler Theatre’s curtain rising on April 16, 1986 with a gala concert by Burt Bacharach and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.
Today, the Adler Theatre preserves the grandeur of an era gone by…treasured by performers and patrons alike. The beautifully restored 2,400 seat Adler Theatre has hosted celebrity headliners, Broadway greats, comedians, dance and symphony performances where the proud tradition of quality entertainment lives on.
Driving Directions & Parking
The City of Davenport Parking system has over 1800 spaces in three parking ramps. The oldest ramp is located between Second and Third Streets (RiverCenter Ramp) on Brady, under the Mid-American Energy building. The newest ramp is at 202 Harrison Street and has over 620 spaces including 64 parking meters on the ground level. The third ramp is between Main and Brady at River Drive. This ramp has over 450 spaces available.
The rates are the same for all of the ramp spaces. It is $.75 per hour with a daily maximum of $7.50. Special Event parking is $2.00.
In the two new ramps, patrons will either use Pay Stations (machines that will compute fees, accept cash and make change) or their monthly contract pass-cards. These Pay Stations are located on the ground floor level in each stairwell/elevator tower.
On street parking is free on weekends, City holidays and week days after 5:00 p.m.
From Interstate 80:
Follow Interstate 80 to the US 61/Welcome Way (Davenport) Interchange.
Take US 61 South exit and Follow through Davenport until downtown.
Turn Left (Eastbound) on 3rd Street.
The Adler Theatre will be 3 Blocks ahead on the Left, and the RiverCenter will occupy both sides of the street beyond the Adler.
From Interstate 74:
Follow Interstate 74 to the Grant Street / State Street Interchange.
Follow Grant Street West along the River (one-way turning into undivided two-way River Drive).
Stay on River Drive into Downtown Davenport. Turn Right at US 61 North (Brady Street).
Proceed North two blocks to 3rd Street and turn right.
The Adler Theatre will be on the immediate Left, and the RiverCenter will occupy both sides of the street beyond the Adler.
* 104 East 2nd Street (River Center Ramp) – Staffed
* 101 Main Street (Redstone Room) – Staffed
* 202 Harrison Street(Figge Ramp) – Pay Station
Adler Theatre Box Office:
Internet Purchasing: online at Ticketmaster
In order to serve our patrons with disabilities, the RiverCenter Adler Theatre has accessibility features and provides accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. Accessible features include wheelchair seating spaces, assistive listening devices and sign language interpreters depending on the event and appropriate prior notification. So that we may better serve you, please contact the Adler Theatre box office at least two weeks prior to the event or performance you are planning to attend.