About GREAT Theatre

Great River Educational Arts Theatre (GREAT) brings the community together through shared theatre experiences. We strive to ensure everyone in central Minnesota will have access to the transformative power of the arts.

A state-of-the-art production facility that includes rehearsal halls, scene shop, costume shop, administrative office, and the 150+ seat Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre. All the behind the scenes magic happens under one roof with a team of professional staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers who create shows to be performed at the Paramount Center for the Arts and our very own Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre!

We believe in: Building life skills through quality arts education. Eliciting joy, empathy and self-discovery through live theater experiences. Telling the stories of our community. Creating social connections and civic engagement through volunteerism. Ensuring accessibility and inclusion for all. Providing fiscal integrity and excellent service.