The Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) continues to thrive with its mission of building a state-of-the-art facility for live theatre, music, dance and comedy.

“We continue to engage our community and hear their stories as we move forward.” Says Jeff Budgell, ECPA Chairman of the Board. “In our newest piece, local artists and leaders share their thoughts related to a performing arts venue in the western suburbs.  We share our message and highlight the impact of theatre to the community and how it educates, motivates and fills our souls to enrich our lives.”

ECPA presents… will share insights through several videos, highlighting the perspectives of local artists and leaders, each speaking to the importance of the performing arts from many vantage points, including economic impact, community, cultural vibrancy and mental and emotional wellness.

In addition to the videos, ECPA will pull back the curtain and release companion podcasts to hear full interviews with owners of dance studios and band leaders along with local and nationally renowned theatre directors, to name a few.  Podcasts will be released on all major platforms, including Spotify, Apple and Google.

As Budgell reminds us, “So many are touched and influenced by the performing arts.”  ECPA presents… is one way to connect us all.

To see the newest installment of ECPA presents… visit ECPAs YouTube channel online or link from  ECPA is a long-term investment for the community, with strong ties to local businesses and residents.  To learn more about how you can partner with ECPA, email