Empire Arts Center & Empire Theatre Company

Built in 1919, this beautifully restored theatre and home to the Empire Theatre Company hosts musicals, plays, national touring performers, movies and a variety of other events. It is also houses rotating exhibits of the University of North Dakota's permanent art collection, which includes works by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Roy Lichtenstein.

The Empire Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Chris Berg, strives to bring unique, thought-provoking, contemporary, live theatre to the Grand Forks Community. Just some of the productions include "Hairspray", "Beauty & the Beast", "A Christmas Story" and many, many more.

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On the lookout for the freshest produce and hand baked delicacies around? Then you need to make a visit to our SimplyGrand Downtown!

Grand events are springing up in Forks

When it comes to offering an array of uniquely GRAND events, FORKS is quite simply the best town around...offering up top-notch entertainment year-round!

Christmas tree at Santa Village holiday event in Grand Forks

SimplyGrand Time of the Year

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This Halloween, spirits from our community’s past will descend upon the normally quiet grounds of the Grand Forks Historical Society (2405 Belmont Road) to fill your evening with...

Contact Information

415 DeMers Avenue
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
Phone: 701-746-5500