Due to COVID19, the ticket office is currently closed.
Please purchase tickets online!

Please note: We are following new safety protocols and will be adjusting our audience size and seating to accommodate state requirements and appropriate distancing. You must purchase tickets in quantities of 4 or 6 ONLY, and you must purchase tickets for your entire party at the same time. You must wear a mask & have your temperature taken to enter the theatre. Online Ticket Sales are not available the day of the performance. 
If the show is not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. 

Thursday Night Live


Entertainment and variety like only Circa '21 can do! Every Thursday night, area performers, Bootleggers and Circa '21 favorites will be performing for you live on the Speakeasy stage! Show changes weekly, so come spend Thursday nights with us and be entertained by some of the most talented performers in the Quad Cities!


Show is open to fans of all ages.

Aug. 20

Doors 6 pm, Show 7 pm

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show

Mary and Ethel: How I Learned To Sing


Celebrate the muses of the Golden Age of Musical Theatre! 

Mary Martin -- vulnerable, dainty, and lovely; Ethel Merman -- brassy, unapologetic, and bold. These women inspired some of the greatest composers such as George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne,
Jerry Herman, Kurt Weill and more.


Mary and Ethel: How I Learned to Sing features Augustana College Theatre professor, Shelley Cooper and new medleys arranged by Quad City music director, Mason Moss. Medleys feature songs from the hit shows Anything Goes!, Hello, Dolly!, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, Peter Pan, and more! 


Because of the Phase 4 rules of Restore Illinois, capacity for the show is limited to only 50 people, so make your reservations early!


Show is open to music fans of all ages.

Sept 12

Doors 6 pm, Show 7 pm

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show


Viva La Divas


The area's hottest drag show VIVA LA DIVAS is back with an all new show.

VIVA LA DIVAS includes unforgettable production numbers as well as many entertaining individual numbers with all the glitz and glamour you would expect!


Must be 18 or older to attend.


Aug. 21,  Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4

Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm,

Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show




Featuring some of the best comedians from across the Midwest, this is the reason that The Speakeasy is known as the best comedy club in the Quad Cities. If you want to perform, sign up at the door and your entry is free!



Must be 18 or older to attend.


Dates Aug. 28, Nov. 20

Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm

Tickets $3 at the door


Shots and Giggles


Improv comedy and drinking crash together into one hilarious evening! From made-up alcohol shots to toasts with the audience, this is one drinking 
party you can’t miss!

Must be 21 or older to attend.


Sept. 25, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12.

Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm

Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show





Bottoms Up Burlesque


​The Best of Burlesque! Enjoy a night of strip tease, comedy, and beautiful women with Bottoms Up Burlesque!


Must be 18 or older to attend.

Aug. 15 & 29

Tickets: $12 advance / $18 day of 

Doors: 7 pm / Show 8 pm

Oct 16 & 17

Doors: 7 pm / Show 8 pm

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 day of 




Manscape Burlesque


Boylesque is back! Enjoy a night of strip tease, comedy, and the men of Manscape in this all-male revue. You don’t want to miss their musical mayhem at the Speakeasy!

Must be 18 or older to attend.

Dec. 18

Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm

Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of show





Windy City Dueling Pianos


Windy City Dueling Pianos, from Chicago, combines high-energy live music played on two pianos by highly skilled players!  The performers, hailing from Chicago and from across the Midwest, have decades of dueling piano experience performing in nationally renowned clubs across the Midwest.  They play off each other in the traditional "Classic" dueling pianos style that has made these shows so popular. You the audience control the show and decide what songs the entertainers play! This is truly dueling pianos entertainment at its best!


Must be 18 or older to attend.


Aug. 14 -- 2 SHOWS!

Doors 6 pm, Show 7 pm

Doors 9 p.m., Show 10 p.m.

Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of show

Rocky Horror Show


On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, get caught in a storm and end up at the home of mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank'n'furter, who is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments! 


WARNING: The Rocky Horror Show is not recommended for the easily offended. This show deals with MATURE subject matters in an IMMATURE way!  If sex, drugs, rock & roll, adultery, cross-dressing, aliens, homosexuality and above all, SHOW TUNES are not your cup of tea, this may not be the show for you! If you are still reading at this point we promise you are going to LOVE IT!

Oct 3 & 10

Doors 7 pm, Show 8 p.m.

18 & older

Oct 23-25 & 30-31

Fri & Sat. Doors 6 pm, Show 7 pm • 18 & older

Fri. & Sat. Doors 10 p.m., Show 11 p.m. • 21 & older

Sun. Doors 5 pm Show 6 pm • 18 & older

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of show

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