Big, live theater that belongs to everybody, in the country.

Please note the Face Painting class scheduled for Sat May 11, 2019, at 12:00 AM has been canceled.  A rescheduled date will be announced.

Please volunteer to be Poster Distribution Chairperson for your community. Or another vital volunteer positions, such as:

  • Party Planner or T-Shirt Captain
  • Set Crew Member or Dance Rehearsal Captain
  • Costume Coordinator
  • Stage Manager or Board Member
  • House Manager or Usher Coordinator
  • Pull a few weeds or help Roger do the planting in the Memorial Gardens. 
  • Ask the business people you know to put an ad in our program (especially in Belmond).
  • Playing Piano


Your willingness to try your hand at a volunteer position with IRP will make a huge difference in the life of our Community Theater. I promise that your help will polish up the shine of this brave little theater. I also promise to work side by side with you on this big project. Questions? Call (319) 231-7828


St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Stew Lunch and Bake Sale @ 11:00-12:30.

  • Date: Saturday, March 16
  • Time: Parade @ 1:00
  • Place: All starts at the Theater.


For Your Information:


I am very excited about the Parade and hope that we will have volunteers to wear special costumes and show the world how much excitement lives at our theater! I have candies for volunteers to throw and hot chocolate to sip together after the parade. Please reply* if you are able to be in the parade, then I can be sure to have enough costumes that are suitable.


The annual parade helps raise funds for community improvement at IRP and other Rowan groups.



  • Date: Saturday, May 4
  • Time: 12:00- 1:30
  • Or by appointment  Call 319-231-7828.
  • Place: At the Theater


For Your Information:


  • Performances are on July 19, 20, 21 & 26, 27, 28
  • Large Cast & Production Crew will be needed. There are Principal Parts and Supporting Parts
  • Everyone is welcome to audition, Girls & Boys, Men & Women
  • Volunteers are needed for Stage Manager, Sets, Props, Costumes, Dance Captain, Publicity Chairperson, Local Parades Chairperson
  • This show will include Music & Special Effects in the style of "Cinderella"


Face Painting School

  • Date: Sat. May 11
  • Time: 12:30-2:30
  • Place: Makeup Room at Theater


For Your Information:


Register online so we have enough painting supplies


Rowan Fun Day (“RFD”)

  • Date: Saturday, June 1
  • Time: to be announced!
  • Place: at the Theater


For Your Information:


  • Dramapalooza Play Performance onstage with Audience.
  • IRP hosts a Face Painting Booth at RFD Volunteers needed.
  • Rowan Fun Day helps IRP to earn approximately $1,000 annually.


Auditions: Gift of the Magi

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 15 or by appointment
  • Time: 4:30-5:30
  • Place: At the Theater


For Your Information:


  • Performances are on Nov. 15, 16, 17, & 22, 23, 24
  • Cast size is flexible. Minimum of 3 Men & 5 Women or High School Age
  • Simple Set
  • Crew needs: Stage Manager, Props, Costumes, Set Builders & Painters, Publicity Agent
  • Play will include music, an orchestra would be great.
  • A Pianist would be wonderful. Who you know that might have fun helping us out on the carols?

Iowa River Players Community Theater Sponsorship Opportunities

Iowa River Players is a community theater in the heart of Iowa. We are empowered to stage quality plays with affordable ticket prices through the aid of donations, ticket sales and a whole bunch of dedicated volunteers. As you probably know, no theater can be successful without some “Angels.” We invite you to be a grand part of Iowa River Players 19th Season by sponsoring one or more of our productions. We are a 501(c) organization with a mission: to delight our hometown audience with wonderful theater. We consistently work to improve our beautiful facility in Rowan, IA.


To show our appreciation, we have some benefits to offer at different levels of support.


Per Each Production

  • $500 donation includes 30 complimentary tickets ($450 value)
    • On stage recognition of your business, family or group
    • Full page ad in our program


  • $250 donation includes 12 tickets($180 value)
    • A “Thank You” from the stage
    • A half page ad in our program


  • $100 includes 4 tickets ($60 value)
    • with acknowledgment in our program


We welcome you to sponsor one, two or three productions in our 2018 season.


Advertising can be purchased independently of sponsorships.  


  • Full page ad - $60
  • ½ page ad- $35
  • ¼ page ad - $20


Tickets and information at and on FaceBook.

We are proud to be part of the Belmond Area Arts Council

Restroom Repair Fund

The theater sustained significant damage over the winter.  The handicap-accessible restrooms created by Jimmie Johnson and Jack Burt became water-damaged because of a leaky valve in the basement.


We need your help to keep your theater in good repair.

Doc Kollasch Memorial Fund

Dr. Albert Kollasch is fondly remembered by many in our theater company for his singing role as "The Felon, Robin Steel" in our original production of Lily, The Felon's Daughter. To the end of his life, he remained a foster father to the young lady who played his daughter and a firm believer in the power and value of community theatre. An endowment fund has been established in his memory. We would be most honored if you would consider helping us build on his legacy by contributing to this fund.

Sponsor a Seat

Many of the 190 seats in the Iowa River Players House are designated to honor friends and relatives of our Patrons and Members. For a donation of $100, you may choose a seat that will display a plaque naming your choice of honoree. Your donation supports the theater arts in rural Iowa.