About Us

Zumbrota State Theatre
Built in 1921 by August Klug, the architect was Zumbrota native Charles L. Grover, for a cost of $38,000. Built as a vaudeville house, radio shows, plays, and silent movies were shown here and when the talkies came into use in 1929, it was used mostly for movies.

The Zumbrota Area Arts council purchased the building in 2011. Movies and concerts along with live theatre and educational events have been hosted here.
For a brief historical Tour of the building, Click HERE

The Encore Campaign, 2013, and funded by loyal supporters, allowed for purchase, maintenance and repairs of the Theatre.  An addition to the building was begun in 2013 to add handicapped accessible restrooms, improved concessions area and lobby space. Ongoing restoration, repairs and maintenance are supported by community and patron donations.

About Our Community of Zumbrota:
City of Zumbrota
Historic Walking Tour
Zumbrota Visitors Guide

The State Theatre is operated by a team of volunteers under the guidance of the State Theatre Management Team.

Management Team Members include:
Rox Bartsh – Chair
Ann Storey – Secretary
Linda Smith – Board Liaison
Jennifer Kish – Scheduling and Volunteers
Gary Grover – Finance Liaison
Linda Kazmierczak
Judy Lang

You can contact the Team by emailing Zumbrota.state.theatre@gmail.com