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.


Volunteer Day – First Saturday of Each Month

May 18, 2017

It is time again for another day of sprucing up the place as we head into our busy season.  The theatre is looking in the best shape it has in a very long time, but there is always things to do. We will be working inside and out starting at… Read More

Artist Call to Entry

May 18, 2017

May 25 – July 7.  Selected artists will be announced on June 10th.   Where: Original Historic Elitch Theatre, Denver, Colorado 4655 W. 37th Avenue When: August 26, 2017 Entry Deadline: July 7, 2017 Entry:  (3 images) Jury Results Notification: July 10, 2017 Booth fee: $70 for 10×10 , $140 fro 10×20… 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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