Welcome to the Historic Elitch Theatre

The Historic Elitch Theatre was built in 1891 and has been described as “one of the cradles of American drama.”

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Thank you sponsors!

Our summer of celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the theatre would not have been possible without our amazing sponsors!

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Support 125 years of Colorado history!

Please consider supporting the theatre with a donation today.

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Theatre History

The Elitch Theatre has been a vital part of Colorado’s cultural landscape since its inception in 1891.

Future of the Theatre

2016 is our 125th anniversary and we are planning a year full of celebration and events.

Celebrating 125 Years of History and Theatre!

Our Supporters

By becoming a Supporter you will be helping HEGTF to plan and develop programming that enlightens, educates and entertains.


Please consider supporting the theatre with an ongoing monthly donation, or use our donation form to make a one-time donation.


We’re looking for talented and dedicated volunteers to get involved with the Historic Elitch Theatre Foundation.


April First Saturday Work Day POSTPONED

March 31, 2017

Due to the expected snow storm (and the lack of heat in the theatre!) we are going to postpone tomorrow’s Spring Cleaning. Please join us in two weeks and help us get the theatre ready for Doors Open Denver! POSTPONED UNTIL Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 am.  Click here for… Read More

Bands and musicians needed!

February 28, 2017

Are you in a band? Would you be interested in performing at one of our events? We have opening bands before our summer films, as well as occasional events where we need a band, so let us know if you’re interested. To submit your band for consideration, please go… Read More

The mission of the Historic Elitch Theatre is to return the theatre to its heritage as a nationally renowned venue for the celebration of the performing arts.

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