Elkhart Civic Theatre

  • 210 East Vistula St., Bristol, IN 46507
  • Tel: (574) 848-5853
  • Fax: (574) 848-9726



For more than 50 years, Elkhart Civic Theatre has been performing a wide variety of theatrical entertainment in Elkhart County, Indiana.

From small beginnings as the Elkhart Little Theatre in the late 1940s, presenting one or two plays a year in borrowed or rented facilities, the organization has grown to a full-fledged arts organization. Today, ECT owns and operates the Bristol Opera House, a charming and delightful 100-year-old historic theatre in Bristol, Indiana, where it performs the bulk of its productions. ECT produces a six-show season, usually consisting of four non-musicals and two musicals. There is also a summer musical, a Christmas season musicale and other special events. In recent years, ECT has gained statewide and regional recognition as one of the best community theatres in the Midwest.

Built in 1892, this historic building once housed the local Post Office and the Masonic Temple. Much of the original architecture is preserved, along with the auditorium’s gas operated chandelier. Ideal for seminars, conferences and special events. Maximum capacity 192

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