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Denver: Theater

Nestled between the plains of the east and the mountains of the west, the metropolis of Denver offers a unique slice of theatre at 5,280 feet high. Housing the second largest performance space in the United States, the Buell Theatre (see Denver Center for the Performing Arts), the Mile High City is no stranger to culture, talent, and an amazing night of performance.

What separates Denver theatre from other big powerhouse cities like Los Angeles and New York is a sense of comfort and familiarity. Denver is the capital of the Rocky Mountain State, yes, but it sure feels more like a cozy small town with frosty covered mountain tops, breathtaking foliage, and inherent Colorado-politeness found in almost every native.

Art is the blood that flows through the heart of Denver, and the stage is no exception. Denver is proud to support every level of theatre, from the professional to the community. Whether performing in the Buell or performing in a rented space, each production is top quality, and an entertaining night of drama. Travelers who grace this quaint capital looking for enjoyable and inviting theatre will not be disappointed. (Bobbi Goldner)

Denver Theater: Theater Around Denver

Below are our Denver Theater recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest in Denver Art.

Arvada Center Theater

As part of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities’ rich cultural programming, the Arvada Center Theatre has fast become one of the most significant dramatic companies in the state, with four mainstage, and three Black Box Theatre productions produced each year. Rooted in grand scale stagings of epic musicals like Evita, Sunset Boulevard and Miss Saigon, alongside beautifully realized re-imaginings of classic dramas like The Lion in Winter and The Heiress, ACT …more…

Buntport Theater

Buntport Theater Information

Public Transportation: Good (a 2-minute walk from buses 1 and 9 at Lipan Street/West 8th Avenue; and a 10-minute walk from Light Rail lines C, D, E, F, and H at the 10th and Osage Station)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 7–10 shows per season, plus special events like Third Tuesdays that take place on the third Tuesday of every month
Ticket Prices: Range from $7–$20. Discounts available for Seniors and Students …more…

Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Boulder, CO)

(June 8 – August 18, 2012) Summer nights are rarely more perfect than those underneath the Colorado skies, so its perhaps only natural that the state should give rise to what Time Magazine has hailed as “One of the top Shakespeare Festivals in the U.S.” Spawned from the 100 year old tradition of ‘commencement time dramas’ held on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, the CSF has evolved into a fully operation professional theatre employing over 180 artists each summer, and pulling in as many as 40,000 audience members each season at the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre. ...more...

Curious Theater Company

Curious Theatre is a mid-sized professional company located in the heart of Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood. It offers five main-stage shows per season — recent productions include Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Robert Louis Vaughan’s Astronomical Sunset, Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation — and hosts special events and programs such as Curious New Voices, an award-winning teen playwriting initiative.

CTC recently purchased its home of ten years, previously known as The Acoma Center, …more…

Denver Center Theater Company

This is the resident theater company of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Billed as the region’s largest resident professional corps of actors, designers, craftsmen, and technicians, the company annually offers a season of classic and contemporary plays from the fall to late spring on the four stages of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex.

Since opening on New Year’s Eve 1979 with concurrent productions of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Moby Dick Rehearsed, and The …more…


Founded in 1975 as an outreach program of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Theatreworks’ unique eight-show season is a mixture of old and new, contemporary and comedy. Mixing classic works from Shakespeare and Chekov (The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Seagull), with international farce (Boeing-Boeing) and whimsical area premieres (Ben Franklin’s Tea Party, A Cowboy Christmas Carol) Theatreworks’ agenda promises something for everyone. Playing in three theatrical spaces on the …more…