Empire Arts Center
Endearingly coined "a jewel in the heart of Greater Grand Forks," the Empire Arts Center is a non-profit, multi-purpose arts facility located in downtown Grand Forks, ND. Renovated in 1998, the Empire is a circa 1919 movie house renovated into a multi-use theater and gallery facility. In addition to the Empire Theatre Company (ETC), the Empire hosts a variety of community theater productions, performing arts, films, concerts, speakers, special events, and meetings throughout the year.
The Empire's mission is to promote culture and life long learning by presenting its own artistic programming while providing a distinctive, welcoming venue for the arts, businesses, and community of the upper Red River Valley.