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A professional theatre along the shores of the St. Croix River in beautiful Stillwater, Minnesota

Become a Part of The Zephyr Theatre Experience

The current estimate for the property’s purchase, renovation, and construction is $6.5 million. We need your help to reach our goal which will establish a place that will benefit the community for generations to come!

Make certain that you are a part of the foundation of this history-making endeavor to bring a professional center for theatre, art, music, and education to Stillwater and the St. Croix Valley.

Now Announcing – The Zephyr Studio!

Do you have a student in Grades 1-12? This is your chance to experience the incredible world of theatre and storytelling. Explore and study drama, comedy, or musical theatre while sharpening your acting skills. The Zephyr Performing Arts Theatre is working hard to create an exquisite, new, 330-seat professional theatre on the north side of Main Street! Now, we are excited to begin our adventure at The Zephyr Studio! Come on over and join us! Class descriptions can be perused on our “Education” page.  Accepting registrations today!

How do I get involved?

We would LOVE to hear from you! Do you have a passion for the arts? Please go to our “Contact” page and let us get to know you, or sign up for our newsletter!

Where dreams come to life


The Zephyr Theatre will be a professional theatre providing live performances, music, dance, education, and artistic opportunities for all ages.

Created from the old Zephyr Train Depot in Stillwater, The Zephyr Theatre will provide the following:

  • 330-seat Theatre and Performance Space with Professional Stage, Lighting, and Sound Technology
  • Stunning Lobby
  • Large Meeting Hall/Rehearsal Space
  • Dance Rehearsal Studio
  • Exquisite Bakery
  • Scene, Costume, and Prop Shops

It will benefit the community by:

  • Providing a regional professional theatre on the east side of the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin
  • Further establishing the St. Croix Valley as a cultural center and destination
  • Increasing tourism and bringing more people to existing downtown businesses year-round
  • Contributing to a greater Stillwater Main Street
  • Offering a space/stage option for other performance groups in the area
  • Creating a place for meetings, lectures, and gatherings for public or private events
  • Holding classes and workshops in performance and art benefiting all ages
  • Commissioning local artists, composers, performers, and playwrights

The theatre will produce at least six productions of its own each year, as well as offer occasional music concerts, dance performances, and touring productions. The theatre will also be known for the exquisite desserts served at intermission. With your help in our capital campaign, our projected opening will be 2020.



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