The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild has proudly served the community for more than 40 years! We promote the expression of ideas, foster creativity, and embrace all. Since 2005, our Grand Theatre has been a place to entertain, educate and experience the arts. Welcome!
A Broadway Musical
College grad Princeton moves into a shabby apartment way out on Avenue Q, where he meets a number of characters in this laugh-out-loud musical. Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Think Sesame Street for adults where you’ll see actors with and without puppets. Mature themes and language in this funny comedy. Don’t miss this Tony Award-winning show! Shows: 7:30pm, Mar. 1-2, 7-9 and 1:30pm, Mar. 3 at The Grand. Avenue Q Tickets
The Theatre Guild is holding a special fundraiser talent show at The Pablo Center to support year-round programming for children and adults. Now in its 42 season, CVTG serves nearly 10,000 community members each year! Join us for an event that highlights the incredible talent we have in the Chippewa Valley!
Music, dance, comedy, theatre… cash prizes! All for a good cause!
Tickets: $60 5:30pm – 6:30pm social hour featuring a silent auction, pasta bar, desserts and cash bar.
$30 – Show Only ticket. Doors open at 6:15pm. Show begins at 6:30pm.
Call 715-832-7529 for Tickets!
Sponsor: Market & Johnson
Saturday morning classes for kids!
Enjoy some great t-shirts, coffee cups, magnets… makes a great gift! We have gift certificates, too! For more information, call 715-832-7529 or email email@example.com.
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The Theatre Guild offers volunteer opportunities for:
Performers, Musicians, Directors, Costumers, Carpenters, Painters, Designers, Lighting Techs,
Sound Techs, Backstage Crews & More
Education and Scholarships
We offer a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year. Let us know if you are interested in a scholarship.
The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild is seeking applications for their 2024 Carr Groenewold Scholarship Program. $1,200 in scholarship funds will be divided among one to three students and is awarded annually to a high school senior(s) pursuing music or theatre in college in the fall and/or a college student(s) continuing in music or theatre.
Applications are due April 19. Scholarships will be awarded in May.
Link to scholarship application:
The Grand Theatre is part of CVTG’s office, performance and rehearsal space. Free parking is available on nearby streets and lots.
Pablo Arts Center
Pablo Arts Center is across the footbridge from the Grand Theatre. It contains two performance spaces, the RCU Theatre and the JAMF Theatre. Free parking is available in some lots and on the streets (look carefully for parking signs). There is paid parking available in one of the nearby Eau Claire ramps, or you may choose valet parking right in front of the center.
Board & Staff
Board of Directors
David Hirsch, President
Physician, Marshfield Clinic
Emily Kassera, Vice President
Teacher – Altoona School District
Chad Ellingson, Treasurer
CFO – Market & Johnson
Becky Mattson, Secretary
Retired Teacher – ECASD
John Murphy, Past President
Talk-Show Host/Promotions – Mid-West Family
Candy Shop Manager
Retired UWEC Administrator
Community Financial Ed, RCU
Customer Service, Xcel Energy
Retired Librarian – LE Phillips Memorial Library
Ann Sessions, Executive Director
Tim Menebroeker, Tech Director
Angie Alexander, Volunteer Coordinator
The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild develops, encourages, and promotes opportunities for community members in the Chippewa Valley community to experience quality theatre, whether on the stage, in the audience, behind the scenes, or in a classroom.
The mission of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild is to produce a broad spectrum of high-quality theatrical presentations, to delight and challenge our audiences, to provide hands-on learning experiences in all aspects of the theatre for children and adults, and to nurture and celebrate the achievements of our volunteers.
Theatre for Kids’ Mission
The Theatre Guild’s children’s programming develops, encourages, and promotes quality theatre experiences that delight and challenge our participants and audiences.
The mission of Theatre for Kids is to nurture an appreciation for theatre in children, to celebrate theatrical achievements of participants, and to provide affordable, accessible, and educational hands-on experiences to the youth in our community in all aspects of theatre.
Code of Conduct
We believe that honesty, respect, and fairness are essential to everything we do.
We promote the expression of ideas, foster individual creativity and effort, and embrace the acceptance of others.
We believe collaboration, inclusiveness, and teamwork are vital for a quality organization and a vibrant arts community.
We are committed to the acknowledgment and open appreciation of all our volunteers.
Our success is dependent on an atmosphere which is fun, friendly, comfortable, and positive for everyone.