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Historic Elitch Theatre

Continuing the legacy

Elitch Theatre was home to the oldest summer stock theatre in America and hosted the screening of Colorado’s first moving picture in 1896. Many pioneers and famous faces of the theatre industry passed through this iconic American playhouse at one point in their career. Opened in 1891, the historic Elitch Theatre is located on the former site of Denver’s Elitch Gardens amusement park, which relocated in 1994.

With its last production in 1991, the historic theatre has remained vacant for almost 20 years. EUA is currently renovating the building to serve as a community center and restore its original use as a functioning theatre.