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An Elegant Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue

Nestled in the historic New Bohemia neighborhood, The Olympic is the perfect place for your wedding ceremony and/or reception, including:

  • seating for about 300* guests
  • a stage for live bands, speeches, and head table
  • private bridal suites & dressing rooms
  • A/V with wireless microphones
  • an intimate cocktail & reception area
  • an upper mezzanine deck overlooking the theater, with sweeping neighborhood views
  • large windows that make for exceptional photos

An Impressive Business Event Center

The Olympic is ideal for business events large and small, featuring:

  • a large stage perfect for keynote speakers or panels
  • private backstage area for guest speakers to get ready
  • business-grade projector
  • A/V with wireless microphones
  • fast, high quality Wifi
  • theater seating for up to 600*
  • a private mezzanine area overlooking the theater
  • an intimate cocktail & reception area perfect for post-keynote socials

An Historic Music & Performance Venue

Built on a legacy of music, The Olympic is perfect for bands and other performance art, boasting:

  • a large stage ready for many types of artists
  • room for up to 600* patrons
  • a balcony area overlooking the main theater space
  • a large cocktail bar
  • rigging points and ceiling power for any equipment needs
  • dressing room below stage to prepare for the show

* The renderings, features and floorplans shown are preliminary and subject to change. Please contact us to confirm details.

Anna Hobart

Anna Hobart, Venue Manager

Anna has worked in the hospitality, event & wedding industry for more than seven years, most recently in Des Moines as the manager at Molly's Cupcakes. She's an entepreneur at heart, and is excited to move back home to Cedar Rapids to begin this new adventure. As the Venue Manager, Anna will lead the team to deliver extraordinary events for The Olympic Theater's clients.

Steve Shriver

Steve Shriver, Investor

Steve is a serial entrepreneur, having founded EcoLips in Marion, SOKO Outfitters in Czech Village, and with his wife Andrea, Brewhemia located on the first floor of The Olympic building.

Eric Engelmann

Eric Engelmann, Investor

Eric founded Geonetric in 1999, and works with entrepreneurs today as the Executive Director of NewBoCo - located two blocks from the Theater.

Our team consists of entrepreneurs, all heavily involved in the NewBo neighborhood. Seeing an opportunity with the vacant theater building, they formed The Olympic South Side Theater, LLC in 2019 to return the venue to an asset for the community. They envision the venue being used for entrepreneurial and business events, weddings, and concerts.

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The Olympic South Side Theater


1202 3rd St SE, Ste 200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Phone: (319) 214-0392



Open for tours by appointment only as we bring The Olympic to life by early 2020. Fill out an inquiry form to request a tour or to discuss your event.


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