About Us

The Elk River Community Theatre was formed over three decades ago in the summer of 1975 by a small group of locals dedicated to providing a local organization for the performing arts.  Our first production was Rogers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma.  Back then, in the hot sticky summer of 1976, we preformed in the Parker Elementary School gym/cafeteria (and there was no air conditioning!). We now perform in Elk River High School’s state-of-the-art Zabee Auditorium (which has air conditioning!).  The Zabee is an amazing thrill for performers, techies, and audiences alike.

Throughout the last 42 years we have been growing to include other surrounding communities in Hennepin, Wright, Anoka, Sherburne, Milaca, and Sterns counties.

We are always looking for photos and other memorabilia from our past shows.  If you have any old programs, ticket stubs, photos, etc. please contact us so that we can feature our rich history at one of our productions and on our website.

ERCT Board Members

Denny Chuba
Russ Branjord
Joel Keene
Jen Mueller
Bill Bade