Be a Part of a Cultural Phenonmenon

Honoring the Legacy of Mary Elitch

Free for Children

The festival will be a one weekend event featuring unique, intelligent films for young audiences and their families from 11pm to 5pm. Each day will have three blocks with brief intermissions. Tickets must be purchased for each block. One day passes and two day passes are available. 18 and under are free with a paying adult.


Theatre History

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


Future of the Theatre

For many years we have been raising funds and applying for grants to complete phase III of the restoration. The building has a temporary occupancy license which allows us to do programming from the middle of May to mid October. Currently, we are processing an insurance claim from a major windstorm and our hope is to be back in the theatre by the summer of 2019.


Elitch Theatre Academy

We are proud to announce that our new academy is open and will be offering free classes for all ages Please contact Michael our program director with any questions.

We Are On the Air


Through SCFD funding and KUHS live streaming we are able to bring to the public a fabulous new podcast where you can learn about the rich history of the theatre and the amazing stories that surround Mary Elitch and her incredible legacy every first and third Thursday from 11:30am to 12:00pm . The podcast will be filled with some wonderful guests.

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Our Supporters Rock!

These are our fellow stewards of the theatre that we are so very grateful for. Their generous contributions help keep our efforts alive and helps bring the community together. Community was so vitally important to founder Mary Elitch and as stewards you honor her legacy.

Donate Today!

Donations help keep the foundation moving forward with programming, classes, preservation and restoration. You can give year round with a monthly donation or a one time donation. Contributions help support our grant writing efforts by showing that the community is behind us and support our efforts.

Volunteer Today!

Currently our volunteer program is on hold as we work through our insurance claim and roof repair through the Historic Denver grant that we received. Please sign-up for our newsletter to stay up to date on the details of our progress. Volunteers will be needed to assist in our classes, art shows, open mic nights and the Children's Day International Film Festival.

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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