Mission Statement

backstage at the Nutcracker
Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization who has owned and operated the Egyptian Theatre since 1978. The historic Egyptian Theatre opened in 1929.

Mission Statement

To share and protect the historical integrity of the theatre as a regional arts center for entertainment and community involvement.

Vision Statement

The historic Egyptian Theatre is recognized as a center for the arts and entertainment in the region, enriching the community culturally and economically. The Theatre is a beloved gathering place and source of pride, providing programming and excitement now and for future generations.


2023 - Awarded one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The NonProfit Times
2023 - Awarded Business of the Year Award from Stage Coach Players
2023 – Awarded the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency (highest level available)
2022 – Named by the American Bus Association to the Best of the Best list for group tour locations
2022 – Finalist for Inaugural NIVA Best Community or Charitable Engagement by a Venue, Promoter, or Festival
2022 – DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year
2020 – Finalist DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year
2018 – Named a Top 20 Illinois Architectural Treasure
2017 – Finalist DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year
2008 – Awarded 1 of 150 Great Places in Illinois by the American Institute of Architects


The Egyptian Theatre is a proud member of the following organizations.