The theatre was built in 1923 after the original Thatcher Opera House burned in 1912, with a recent restoration to its original splendor in 1991. The Ellen Eccles Theatre is home to the largest full-production stage north of Salt Lake City. The Ellen Eccles Theatre Presents season provides a broad spectrum of the finest performing arts available. As our premiere program, you’ll find something for every artistic taste. Many local performing companies also utilize the Theatre including Utah Festival Opera, Cache Regional Theatre, and Cache Valley Civic Ballet. The atmosphere is magical, the space intimate, with flawless acoustics, exquisite sight lines, and state-of -the-art equipment. Just like ancient Egypt’s mythological Phoenix, the Ellen Eccles Theatre has been revived as the “Crown Jewel” of entertainment for Northern Utah and Cache Valley. This European style theatre accommodates 1,100 patrons and is a superb example neoclassical design. The ornate grand foyer, sweeping balconies, and exquisitely restored murals of the mythological Phoenix will enchant you.
Performing arts facilities have been a vital part of life in Cache Valley for at least 126 years. In 1912, when the 800-seat Thatcher Opera House was destroyed by fire, George and Brigham Thatcher envisioned an ornate, first-class theatre to replace it, in the backyard of the Thatcher-Young Mansion.
The theatre they envisioned became reality 12 years later when the new Capitol Theatre opened on March 23, 1923. At the hefty price of $250,000, the beautiful new theatre boasted a fly system, excellent acoustics, and an opulent interior. Named for its rival in Salt Lake City, the Capitol Theatre contributed to the image of Logan as “the Athens of Utah” and for the next few decades it was at the heart of cultural activities in Cache Valley.
The beautiful structure was grand enough to attract the great entertainers: Abbot and Costello, John Philip Sousa, the Marx Brothers, and George Burns and Gracie Allen. Live performances shared the stage with films, which became dominant through the 1930’s. Thousands of avid moviegoers flocked to the theatre until television emerged in the 1950’s. The crowds waned and films shared the space with community productions.
By the 1980s, the Capitol Theatre had suffered from years of neglect. The ornate plasterwork had been painted industrial green, burlap sacks covered the stunning murals portraying the mythical phoenix bird, and a massive plywood wall blocked the stage. Some spoke of demolishing the building to provide additional parking. A few visionary citizens, seeing a greater potential, united the community in an ambitious $4.3 million project to restore the theatre and create the adjacent Bullen Center. As a result of this grass roots effort, the building was transferred to the City of Logan, becoming a community theatre in the very best sense. Thousands of volunteer hours were contributed to the effort, and on Jan. 8, 1993, the Capitol Theatre was reopened and renamed the Ellen Eccles Theatre in honor of early Logan resident and philanthropist Ellen Stoddard Eccles.
Like the mythological Phoenix, which perishes in the fire and is reborn in the ashes, the Ellen Eccles Theatre is more vibrant than ever. Nationally recognized performers have graced the stage, and commented on the quality of the acoustics and the facility. The Ellen Eccles Theatre, the “crown jewel” of Cache Valley, is once again at the heart of the arts in Cache Valley
All dates, times, & artists are subject to change.
Ticket Office Hours and Locations:
Cache Valley Center for the Arts and Ellen Eccles Theatre
43 S Main St, Logan, UT
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 1 hour prior to any theatre performance
Cache Valley Center for the Arts Purchasing Policy
The following policies are designed to ensure your understanding of, and satisfaction with, the purchase process on the CacheArts website. CacheArts utilizes the Arts People ticketing system. By purchasing tickets through the CacheArts website, you agree to be bound by these policies. These purchase policies may change at any time, and such changes shall be effective upon posting. You agree to be bound by such changes when they take place.
Pricing and Availability
CacheArts sells tickets on behalf of all events produced at the Ellen Eccles Theatre, both for the Nationally Touring Season as well as Resident Events.
The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre company rents the Ellen Eccles Theatre during the summer and operates an independent ticketing system and office. Please visit the UFOMT website for their specific policies.
CacheArts acts only as agent for Resident Events, which means CacheArts does not set the ticket prices or discounts and is not responsible for any claims or representations made by Residents companies. Resident Event providers reserve all rights to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or events, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity.
Tickets are generally sold through several distribution points, including online, by phone, and in person at the CacheArts ticket office. Therefore, tickets for popular events may sell out quickly.
There is no additional fee for tickets purchased online or in person. No reservations are accepted without payment.
Tickets purchased from fraudulent organizations/individuals may be for seats that are not available or may be much more than face value, and as such may be void. To be certain you are buying real tickets at face value, always purchase directly from our ticket office or website: www.CacheArts.org or through our online ticketing service: www.arts-people.com.
CacheArts is not responsible for any ticket that is lost, damaged or destroyed.
Replacement tickets for lost, damaged or destroyed tickets purchased through CacheArts may be obtained by contacting the CacheArts ticket office. Replacement tickets will be set up for Will Call pick up only and requires presentation of valid picture ID of the person whose account was used to purchase the lost, damaged or destroyed tickets.
Refunds and Exchanges
All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Discounts are not retroactive. Tickets may be exchanged in advance for another performance of the same production. Exchanges must be made at least 24 hours prior to the date & time of your tickets. Exchanges are based on availability and comparable seats are not guaranteed. A $2 fee per ticket exchanged will be assessed. Before finalizing your purchase, please carefully review your event and seating selection.
CacheArts accepts Visa, MasterCard, CacheArts gift certificates, and cash or check.
The right of event admission is reserved, and subject to the event producer’s terms of admission (i.e. minimum age requirements, surcharges for minors, etc.). Recommended minimum age for all performances is five years or older unless otherwise specified and no babes in arms. Late arrival may result in non-admittance until a suitable break in the performance. Entry may be refused if tickets are damaged or defaced in any way, or are not purchased through authorized points of sale. Entry may also be refused if tickets are lost or stolen.
Number of Tickets or “Ticket Limits”
When purchasing tickets on our Site, you may be limited to a specified number of tickets for an event (also known as a “ticket limit”). Please refer to the event page for posted ticket limits. This policy is in effect to discourage unfair ticket buying practices. We reserve the right to cancel any or all orders and tickets without notice to you if you exceed the posted limits. This includes orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.
Canceled or Rescheduled Events
Occasionally, performances are canceled or postponed. Should this occur, CacheArts shall use reasonable efforts to inform you of refund or exchange procedures for that performance. If an event is canceled, and you purchased your ticket through CacheArts, we will automatically issue you a refund of the amount you paid for your tickets to the credit card that you used to purchase that ticket. If you used any other payment method, please contact us for more information. Only the original purchaser will be eligible for a refund. If you bought your tickets at a retail outlet, you will have to return them to that location.
Billing Information Verification
Orders are processed only after a billing address, and other billing information, has been verified.
Limitation of Liability
You voluntarily assume all risks incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring before, during or after the event, and you waive any claims for personal injury or death against us, management, facilities, artists, other participants, and all affiliated entities, agents, officers, directors, owners and employees on behalf of yourself and any accompanying minor. You bear all risks related to weather.
Recording, Transmission and Exhibition
You agree not to record or transmit, or aid in recording or transmitting, any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the event. You agree that the event for which you purchase tickets is a public event, that your appearance and actions inside and outside the venue where the event occurs are public in nature, and that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to your actions or conduct at the event.
General Theatre Policies
Please remain in your seats until the end of the curtain call and until the theatre technicians have turned on the house lights for your safety. Make this experience enjoyable for others around you by not talking during the performance. No food or drink is allowed in the theatre (with the exception of bottled water). We have no official dress code at the theatre. Please turn off all electronic devices prior to entering the theatre. Patrons expecting an emergency call are encouraged to leave their phone & seat number with our house manager. Our theatre is accessible to patrons with disabilities; please indicate any special seating requests when ordering your tickets. Arrive 30 minutes before curtain time to obtain assistance from our house manager. Hearing enhancement devices are available at the concessions counter, free of charge, for each performance on a first-come, first-served basis. A sign language interpreter may be provided upon request. A minimum two-week advance notice is required to make arrangements for an interpreter. Emergency exits are located throughout the theatre auditorium. Please identify the emergency exit closest to your seat. Should an emergency arise, you will be directed to leave the building by theatre personnel. When exiting, please proceed in an orderly fashion to a safe area away from the building.
All performances are held at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts beautifully renovated Ellen Eccles Theatre. For information on available parking near the Ellen Eccles Theatre, please download the
Parking Map: Parking Map (pdf)
The Cache Valley Center for the Arts is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Logan, an easy 85-minute drive north from the Salt Lake International Airport. Interstate 15 takes you on a scenic ride along the Wasatch Mountains, then through the beautiful Cache National Forest and Wellsville Canyon.
The Salt Lake International Airport is a hub for Delta Airlines and is served by all major domestic airlines. For airport info visit www.slcairport.com
or call 801-575-2400.
Airport Shuttle Services
The following companies offer convenient door-to-door service 24 hours a day with advance reservations.
- Logan Taxi 435-753-3663
- Cache Valley Limo’s Airport Shuttle: 435-563-6400
- Airport Shuttle 435-755-5008
Local Public Transportation
Fare-free bus transportation operates within Logan and the Cache Valley area. Two express routes run directly to the USU campus every thirty minutes from the Transit Center. Visit www.ltdbus.orgfor specific route schedules.