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The Elkhorn Valley Community Theatre was founded in 1982. The group rented performing space at Elkhorn High School from 1982-1987. From 1988-1989, the group enjoyed creating an alternative performance space at Jack’s Place in Elkhorn. Waterloo High School welcomed the EVCT from 1990-1991. This group laid down their first official roots in their very own theatre in Waterloo from 1992-2005. During these years, the EVCT turned an old hardware store on the main street of Waterloo, NE into a charming 80-seat theatre. Thirteen years of shows  happened in this space as well as the beginning of the EVCT's Summer Musical Theatre Workshop. Twenty six years later this summer musical theatre training program is still going strong in the theatre’s new and final home.

In 1941, a 300-seat movie theatre was built on the main street of Valley, Nebraska. The movie theatre survived the great flood of 1978. The owner of the theatre gifted it to the city of Valley at that time. The city of Valley eventually gave it to the Valley school district. It was renovated and used by the school for many years. The school district sold it to the Elkhorn Valley Community Theatre in 2005 when the EVCT found its’ forever home. One fundraiser at a time and with the help of generous theatre community support, the movie theatre is now a 170-seat performing arts center featuring a variety of musicals and educational opportunities.

Join us for our next production as a performer or patron and relish in the rich history of the Elkhorn Valley Community Theatre.