EAU CLAIRE HAS A VAST THEATER SCENE,
supported by both the university and local community theater groups. The two major community groups in town are the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild and the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre. Both produce shows of all sizes for audiences of all ages. Interested in participating? Throw ‘em a name and keep an eye out for local auditions.
CHIPPEWA VALLEY THEATRE GUILDMain theater: Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand St., Eau Claire
EAU CLAIRE CHILDREN’S THEATREMain theater: The Oxford Theater
1814 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire
CLEAR WATER COMEDY
Eau Claire is home to an exploding standup comedy scene, happening at The Plus on Barstow Street. The Tuesday night open mic is a great place to see up and comers (or try some bits yourself), and on Thursday nights you can check out touring and local comic showcases presented by Clear Water Comedy. You’ll also find a couple of super fun annual events throughout the year featuring our homegrown comedians.
Downtown Cinema315 S. Barstow St.
(715) 874-7000 (movie hotline)
(715) 832-3355 (box office)
The Eau Claire Downtown Cinema releases movies a little after everyone else in town, but at a greatly reduced price which gives you a little more flexibility. With all the restaurants downtown (see the Food And Drink section) this could make a perfect (and cheap) date night.
Woodland TheaterUW-Eau Claire Davies Center
(715) 836-INFO (box office)
One of the area’s greatest little movie theaters is right on campus. Located on the third level of W. R. Davies Student Center, Woodland Theater is a 202-seat auditorium with all-digital projection and a state-of-the-art surround sound system, showing a wide array of mainstream and indie films.
UW-Eau Claire hosts an outdoor free movie series all summer long on the lawn by Haas Fine Arts, featuring new and old films.